Isaac Asimov
#86 Overall Influence

Isaac Asimov

American writer and professor


Why is this person notable and influential?

Isaac Asimov was an American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University. He was known for his works of science fiction and popular science. Asimov was a prolific writer who wrote or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards.
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What schools is this person affiliated with?
Columbia University
Columbia University

Private Ivy League research university in New York City

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Boston University
Boston University

Private research university in Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Notable Works

What contributions to academia has this person made?
  • Stranger in Paradise
  • From Earth to Heaven
  • Half-Breed
  • Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 17
  • Foundation’s Edge
  • The Deep
  • Silly Asses
  • The Winnowing
  • A Choice of Catastrophes
  • The Martian Way
  • Youth
  • A Short History of Chemistry
  • Five-Odd
  • Feminine Intuition
  • Lucky Starr and the Rings of Saturn
  • Only a Trillion
  • Exploring the Earth and the Cosmos
  • Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 19
  • Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 7
  • Asimov's New Guide to Science
  • Fifty Short Science Fiction Tales
  • Waterclap
  • The Disappearing Man and Other Mysteries
  • Out of the Everywhere
  • The Early Asimov
  • Robot Visions
  • The Robots of Dawn
  • Legal Rites
  • Extraterrestrial Civilizations
  • Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 4
  • Asimov's Chronology of Science and Discovery
  • The Edge of Tomorrow
  • Isaac Asimov's Guide to Earth and Space
  • The Intelligent Man's Guide to Science
  • Pebble in the Sky
  • The Left Hand of the Electron
  • The Ugly Little Boy
  • Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 16
  • The End of Eternity
  • Foundation
  • Asimov on Science Fiction
  • Building Blocks of the Universe
  • Through a Glass, Clearly
  • The Union Club Mysteries
  • Prelude to Foundation
  • Asimov's Guide to Shakespeare
  • The Sun Shines Bright
  • Robot Dreams
  • The Currents of Space
  • Nightfall
  • The Death Dealers
  • The Caves of Steel
  • The Secret of the Universe
  • A Boy's Best Friend
  • Lucky Starr and the Pirates of the Asteroids
  • Lucky Starr and the Big Sun of Mercury
  • Far as Human Eye Could See
  • Adding a Dimension
  • The Tercentenary Incident
  • Question
  • In Memory Yet Green
  • Science, Numbers, and I
  • Au prix du papyrus
  • Our Angry Earth
  • Murder at the ABA
  • View from a Height
  • The Fun They Had
  • Opus 100
  • Omnibus of Science Fiction
  • Asimov's Chronology of the World
  • Lucky Starr series
  • Someday
  • La Mère des mondes
  • Second Foundation
  • David Starr, Space Ranger
  • The Tragedy of the Moon
  • Segregationist
  • Le Grand Livre des robots
  • Counting the Eons
  • Lucky Starr and the Oceans of Venus
  • Atom: Journey Across the Subatomic Cosmos
  • Foundation and Empire
  • Br-r-r-!
  • Nemesis
  • Key Item
  • Christmas Without Rodney
  • Norby, the Mixed-Up Robot
  • Too Bad!
  • Fantastic Voyage II: Destination Brain
  • Understanding Physics
  • Fantastic Voyage
  • The Naked Sun
  • The Time Traveler's Almanac
  • Does a Bee Care?
  • The Relativity of Wrong
  • Isaac Asimov's Book of Facts
  • Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 9
  • Robots and Empire
  • The Subatomic Monster
  • Liar!
  • The Stars in their Courses
  • The Positronic Man
  • The Life and Times of Multivac
  • Foundation and Earth
  • Quasar, Quasar, Burning Bright
  • X Stands for Unknown
  • My Son, the Physicist
  • Before the Golden Age
  • Life and Energy
  • The Stars, Like Dust
  • Escape!
  • Not Final!
  • The Best Mysteries of Isaac Asimov
  • The Human Brain: its capacities and functions
  • Forward the Foundation
  • Hostess
  • All the Troubles of the World
  • Asimov's Guide to the Bible
  • The Planet That Wasn't
  • Lucky Starr and the Moons of Jupiter
  • Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 12
  • Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology
  • Of Matters Great and Small
  • Sally
  • Fact and Fancy
  • The Key Word and Other Mysteries
  • The Gods Themselves
  • Of Time and Space and Other Things
  • Visions of the Universe
  • The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov
  • Lecherous Limericks
  • Inside the Atom
  • Jokester
  • Giants
  • Opus 200
  • The Road to Infinity
  • The Collapsing Universe
  • Robot Dreams
  • The Machine that Won the War
  • Point of View
  • Birth of a Notion

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