Isaac Asimov

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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.[1]


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.



  • "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...'"


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