Author and Biochemist
Born January 2, 1920 in Russia, died April 6, 1992. His death was caused by AIDS; he had contracted HIV from an infected blood transfusion during heart bypass surgery.
Fiction and Non-Fiction.
He wrote over 463 books. If all titles, articles and edited collections are counted, there are currently 509 items in his complete bibliography. For this, see [[Wikipedia:Isaac_Asimov_complete_bibliography] and a catalogue of Asimov book titles, arranged by categories. For a recommended reading-order see the Wikipedia:Foundation_Series#List_of_books.
- President of the American Humanist Association
- Mensa International - world's largest, oldest and most well-known high IQ society. Members must score within the top 2% of any approved standardized intelligence test.
- Baker Street Irregulars - the leading Sherlock Holmes society
- "Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent." Salvor Hardin, a character in Foundation.
- "The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' (I've found it!), but 'That's funny...'"
- Homepage: http://www.asimovonline.com/
- FAQ: http://www.asimovonline.com/asimov_FAQ.html, translation
- Isaac Asimov at the Internet Movie Database