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Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Representative Authors

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Representative Authors

Isaac Asimov (1920-1992)

Isaac Asimov was born January 2, 1920, in Petrovichi, U.S.S.R. (the former Soviet Union), and moved to the United States with his parents in 1923, becoming a U.S. citizen in 1928. Asimov was a voracious reader. His love of science led to a doctorate in chemistry from Columbia University and a subsequent post as a professor of biochemistry at Boston University's School of Medicine—a position he held for much of his writing career. Although he published more than 450 fiction and nonfiction books, making him one of the most prolific writers in history, Asimov is most remembered for his Science Fiction works, which influenced many writers in America during Science Fiction's golden age. Asimov has been credited with coining the term robotics, and with creating "The Three Laws of Robotics," which make their first appearance in his early robot short stories, collected in I, Robot...

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