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Publication Order of Asimov's The Mammoth Book Of...Books

The Mammoth Book of Fantastic Science Fiction (By: Charles G. Waugh) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Golden Age Science Fiction (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Science Fiction: Classic Stories From The Golden Age of Science Fiction (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great Tales of the Golden Age of Science Fiction (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of New World Science Fiction (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Autobiography Of Non-Fiction Books

In Memory Yet Green (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Joy Still Felt (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
I. Asimov (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
It's Been a Good Life (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Ask Non-Fiction Books

Where Does Garbage Go? (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Why Do We Have Different Seasons? (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
What is a Shooting Star? (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
What Happens When I Flush the Toilet? (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
What's Happening to the Ozone Layer? (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Do Aeroplanes Fly? (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
What Causes Acid Rain? (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Why Are the Rain Forests Vanishing? (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Why is the Air Dirty? (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Is Our Planet Warming Up? (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Why Are Whales Vanishing? (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Why Are Some Beaches Oily? (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Why Are Animals Endangered? (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Why Do People Come in Different Colors? (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Isaac Asimov Humourous Books

Treasury of Humor (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lecherous Limericks (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
More Lecherous Limericks (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sherlockian Limericks (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Still More Lecherous Limericks (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Limericks (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Asimov's Annotated Gilbert and Sullivan (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Asimov Laughs Again (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Black Widowers Collections

Tales of the Black Widowers (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
More Tales of the Black Widowers (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Casebook of the Black Widowers (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Banquets of the Black Widowers (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Puzzles of the Black Widowers (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Return of the Black Widowers (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Before The Golden Age Books

Before the Golden Age 2 (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Before the Golden Age 3 (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Before the Golden Age 1 (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Before the Golden Age 4 (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Foundation Books

Foundation / The 1,000 Year Plan (1951)Description / Buy at Amazon
Foundation and Empire / The Man Who Upset the Universe (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
Second Foundation (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon
Foundation's Edge (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Foundation and Earth (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prelude to Foundation (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Forward the Foundation (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon

Chronological Order of Foundation Books

Prelude to Foundation(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Forward the Foundation(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Foundation / The 1,000 Year Plan(1951)Description / Buy at Amazon
Foundation and Empire / The Man Who Upset the Universe(1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
Second Foundation(1953)Description / Buy at Amazon
Foundation's Edge(1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Foundation and Earth(1986)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Galactic Empire Books

Pebble in the Sky (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stars, Like Dust / The Rebellious Stars (1951)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Currents of Space (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon

Chronological Order of Galactic Empire Books

The Stars, Like Dust / The Rebellious Stars(1951)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Currents of Space(1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pebble in the Sky(1950)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Historia Universal Asimov Non-Fiction Books

The Greeks (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
Roman Republic (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Egyptians (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Roman Empire (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dark Ages (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Near East (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shaping of England (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shaping of North America from Earliest Times to 1763 (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Constantinople (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Land of Canaan (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Birth Of The United States, 1763-1816 (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Our Federal Union (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Golden Door (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of How Did We Find Out Non-Fiction Books

How Did We Find Out About Photosynthesis? (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Did We Find Out the Earth is Round? (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Did We Find Out About Lasers? (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Did We Find Out About Numbers? (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Did We Find Out About Germs? (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Did We Find Out About Electricity? (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Did We Find Out About Dinosaurs? (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Did We Find Out About Vitamins? (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Did We Find Out About Comets? (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Did We Find Out About Energy? (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Did We Find Out About Nuclear Power? (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Did We Find Out About Atoms? (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Did We Find Out About Black Holes? (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Did We Find Out About Earthquakes? (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Did We Find Out About Our Human Roots? (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Did We Find Out About Antarctica? (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Did We Find Out About Coal? (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Did We Find Out About Solar Power? (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Did We Find Out About Outer Space? (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Did We Find Out About Volcanoes? (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Did We Find Out About Life in the Deep Sea? (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
How We Found Out About Oil (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Did We Find Out About the Beginning of Life? (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
How We Found Out About Numbers (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Did We Find Out About the Universe? (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Did We Find Out About Genes? (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Did We Find Out About Robots? (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Did We Find Out About Computers? (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Did We Find Out About the Atmosphere? (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Did We Find Out About DNA? (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Did We Find Out About the Speed of Light? (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Did We Find Out About Sunshine? (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Did We Find Out About the Brain? (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Did We Find Out About Superconductivity? (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Did We Find Out About Microwaves? (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Did We Find Out About Pluto? (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of's Library Of The Universe Non-Fiction Books

The Sun (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Earth's Moon (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Did Comets Kill the Dinosaurs? (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
UFOs (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Uranus (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Was the Universe Born? (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rockets, Probes, and Satellites (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Our Solar System (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Space Spotter's Guide (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ancient Astronomy (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Earth (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Saturn (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Colonizing the Planets and Stars (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Astronomy Today (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Piloted Space Flights (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Is There Life on Other Planets? (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Birth and Death of Stars (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Science Fiction, Science Fact (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mythology and The Universe (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Space Garbage (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The World's Space Programs (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black Holes, Pulsars and Quasars (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Isaac Asimov's Magical Worlds Of Fantasy Books

with Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh
Wizards (With: Martin H. Greenberg,Charles G. Waugh) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Witches (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cosmic Knights (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spells (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Giants (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mythical Beasts (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Magical Wishes (With: Martin H. Greenberg,Charles G. Waugh) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Devils (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Atlantis (With: Martin H. Greenberg,Charles G. Waugh) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Curses (With: Martin H. Greenberg,Charles G. Waugh) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Faeries (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Isaac Asimov Presents The Golden Years Of Science Fiction Books

Isaac Asimov Presents the Golden Years of Science Fiction (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov Presents the Golden Years of Science Fiction Second Series (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov Presents the Golden Years of Science Fiction Third Series (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov Presents the Golden Years of Science Fiction Fourth Series (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories Books

The Great SF Stories 2 (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great SF Stories 3 (With: Martin H. Greenberg,Fredric Brown) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great SF Stories 4 (With: Martin H. Greenberg,Fredric Brown) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great SF Stories 5 (With: Martin H. Greenberg,Fredric Brown) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great SF Stories 6 (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great SF Stories 8 (With: Martin H. Greenberg,Fredric Brown) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great SF Stories 7 (With: Martin H. Greenberg,Fredric Brown) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great SF Stories 9 (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great SF Stories 10 (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great SF Stories 11 (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great SF Stories 12 (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great SF Stories 13 (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great SF Stories 14 (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great SF Stories 15 (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great SF Stories 16 (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great SF Stories 17 (With: Martin H. Greenberg,Cordwainer Smith) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great SF Stories 18 (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great SF Stories 20 (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great SF Stories 21 (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great SF Stories 22 (With: Martin H. Greenberg,Cordwainer Smith) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great SF Stories 19 (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great SF Stories 23 (With: Martin H. Greenberg,Cordwainer Smith) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great SF Stories 24 (With: Martin H. Greenberg,Cordwainer Smith) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Isaac Asimov's Wonderful Worlds Of Science Fiction Books

Intergalactic Empires (With: Martin H. Greenberg,Cordwainer Smith) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Science Fictional Olympics (With: Martin H. Greenberg,Robert Sheckley) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Supermen (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Comets (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tin Stars (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Neanderthals (With: Martin H. Greenberg,Robert Silverberg,Charles G. Waugh) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Space Shuttles (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Monsters (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Robots (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Invasions (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of's New Library Of The Universe Non-Fiction Books

The Red Planet (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Comets and Meteors (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Science Fiction: Vision Of Tomorrow (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Venus (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Neptune (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Comet! (By: ) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death from Space (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Asteroids (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Our Milky Way and Other Galaxies (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pluto (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mercury, the Quick Planet (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Folklore and Legends of the Universe (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Space Colonies (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Stargazer's Guide (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pollution in Space (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Space Explorers (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
UFOs (By: ) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Birth of Our Universe (By: ) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Our Planet Earth (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aliens and Extraterrestrials (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Planet of Extremes: Jupiter (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Future in Space (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Modern Astronomy (By: ) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The 21st Century in Space (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Index (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Global Space Programs (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Isaac's Universe Books

The Diplomacy Guild (With: Martin H. Greenberg,Robert Sheckley) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Phases in Chaos (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unnatural Diplomacy (With: Martin H. Greenberg) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fossil (By: Hal Clement) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder at the Galactic Writers' Society (By: Janet Asimov) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Lucky Starr Books

as Paul French
David Starr, Space Ranger (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lucky Starr and the Pirates of the Asteroids (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lucky Starr and the Oceans of Venus (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lucky Starr and the Big Sun of Mercury (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lucky Starr and the Moons of Jupiter (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lucky Starr and the Rings of Saturn (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Norby Books

with Janet Asimov
Norby, the Mixed-Up Robot (With: Janet Asimov) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Norby's Other Secret (With: Janet Asimov) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Norby and the Invaders (With: Janet Asimov) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Norby and the Lost Princess (With: Janet Asimov) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Norby Chronicles (With: Janet Asimov) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Norby and the Queen's Necklace (With: Janet Asimov) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Norby: Robot for Hire (With: Janet Asimov) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Norby Finds a Villain (With: Janet Asimov) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Norby Through Time and Space (With: Janet Asimov) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Norby Down to Earth (With: Janet Asimov) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Norby and Yobo's Great Adventure (With: Janet Asimov) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Norby and the Oldest Dragon (With: Janet Asimov) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Norby and the Court Jester (With: Janet Asimov) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Norby and the Terrified Taxi (With: Janet Asimov) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Robot Books

I, Robot (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Caves of Steel (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Naked Sun (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rest of the Robots (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Robots of Dawn (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Robots and Empire (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Robot Dreams (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Robot Visions (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Visiones de robot (With: Lorenzo Cortina) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Stellar Books

Stellar Short Novels (By: Gordon R. Dickson,Andrew J. Offutt,Judy-Lynn del Rey,Shawn Oueinsteen) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stellar #2 (With: Larry Niven,Howard Waldrop,Clifford D. Simak,Jack C. Haldeman II,Steven Utley,Hal Clement,James White,Richard S. Simak,Judy-Lynn del Rey,Patrick G. Conner) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stellar #3 (By: Jack L. Chalker,Clifford D. Simak,Gene DeWeese,Jeffrey M. Wallman,Charles W. Runyon,Mildred Downey Broxon,Henry Melton,Judy-Lynn del Rey,Arsen Darney,B. Lee Cooper,Larry S. Haverkos,Steve Utley,Bill Starr) (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stellar #4 (By: Judy-Lynn del Rey) (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stellar #5 (By: Judy-Lynn del Rey) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stellar #6 (By: Judy-Lynn del Rey) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stellar #7 (By: Terry Carr,Leanne Frahm,Judy-Lynn del Rey) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Hugo Winners Books

with Fritz Leiber

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The End of Eternity (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Whiff of Death / The Death Dealers (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fantastic Voyage (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gods Themselves (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder at the ABA / Authorized Murder (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fantastic Voyage II: Destination Brain (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nemesis (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nightfall (With: Robert Silverberg) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Child of Time (With: Robert Silverberg) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ugly Little Boy (With: Robert Silverberg) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Positronic Man (With: Robert Silverberg) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Marooned Off Vesta (1939)Description / Buy at Amazon
Robbie (1940)Description / Buy at Amazon
Catch That Rabbit (1944)Description / Buy at Amazon
Evidence (1946)Description / Buy at Amazon
Little Lost Robot (1947)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Connection (1948)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Red Queen's Race (1949)Description / Buy at Amazon
Green Patches (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
Breeds There a Man? (1951)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fun They Had (1951)Description / Buy at Amazon
Youth (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sally (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon
It's Such a Beautiful Day (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
Franchise (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unto the Fourth Generation (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thiotimoline and the Space Age (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Son, the Physicist (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
T-Formation (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
Author! Author! (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eyes Do More Than See (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Machine that Won the War (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Question (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Martian Way and Other Stories (1951)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Alternate Asimovs (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon
Earth is Room Enough (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
All the Troubles of the World (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nine Tomorrows (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon
Through a Glass, Clearly (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Asimov's Mysteries (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nightfall and Other Stories (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nightfall Two (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Early Asimov, Book 1 (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Early Asimov, Book 2 (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Early Asimov Volume 3 (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Buy Jupiter and Other Stories (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bicentennial Man and Other Stories (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Beginning and the End (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Astronauts and Androids (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Key Word and Other Mysteries (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Microcosmic Tales (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Future in Question (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Winds of Change and Other Stories (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Union Club Mysteries (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bakers Dozen (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Disappearing Man and Other Mysteries (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Edge of Tomorrow (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Other Worlds of Isaac Asimov (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best Mysteries of Isaac Asimov (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Azazel (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Complete Stories, Vol. 1 (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Complete Stories, Vol. 2 (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gold (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Magic (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's History of I-Botics (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Children's Books

20th Century Discovery (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Story of Ruth (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
To the Ends of the Universe (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Animals of the Bible (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Saturn and Beyond (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
More... Would You Believe? (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Limericks for Children (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ferdinand Magellan (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Chemicals of Life (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
Is Anyone There? (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
Inside The Atom (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
Building Blocks of the Universe (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
Only a Trillion / Marvels of Science (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
The World of Nitrogen (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fact and Fancy (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
Worlds Within Worlds (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
The World of Carbon (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Clock We Live On (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon
Words of Science and The History Behind Them (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon
Realm of Numbers (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon
Satellites in Outer Space (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wellsprings of Life (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Double Planet (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
Asimov's New Guide to Science (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
Words from the Myths (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Realm of Algebra (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bloodstream (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Genetic Code (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Search for the Elements (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
Words on the Map (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Human Brain (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Human Body (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
Words from the Exodus (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
View from a Height (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
Adding a Dimension (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Short History of Biology (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
Quick and Easy Math (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Short History of Chemistry (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Easy Introduction to the Slide Rule (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
From Earth to Heaven (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
Of Time, Space, and Other Things (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
Understanding Physics (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
Universe From Flat Earth to Quasar (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Noble Gases (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
Asimov's Guide to the Bible (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Environments Out There (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chemicals of Life (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Science, Numbers, And I (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Words from History. (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Understanding Physics Light Magnetism and Electricity (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Understanding Physics the Electron Proton and Neutron (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Neutrino (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
ABC's of space (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Opus 100 (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Light (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Space Dictionary (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Photosynthesis (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
ABC's of the Ocean (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sensuous Dirty Old Man (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
ABC's of the Earth (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stars In Their Courses (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
What Makes the Sun Shine? (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Left Hand of the Electron (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
More Words of Science (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Physical Sciences (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Biological Sciences (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Solar System and Back (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
ABC's of Ecology (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Asimov's Guide to Science (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tragedy of the Moon (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Today and Tomorrow and ... (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Please Explain (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jupiter, the Largest Planet (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Asimov on Astronomy (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Towards Tomorrow (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Asimov on Chemistry (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Science Past, Science Future (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eyes on the Universe (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Solar System (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Of Matters Great and Small (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Planet That Wasn't (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Asimov on Physics (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Life and Energy (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alpha Centauri, The Nearest Star (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Exploding Suns (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tyrannosaurus Prescription and 100 Other Essays (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Collapsing Universe (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Life and Time (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Quasar, Quasar, Burning Bright (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Asimov on Numbers (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Extraterrestrial Civilizations (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Book of Facts (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Intelligent Man's Guide to the Physical Sciences (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Choice of Catastrophes (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jupiter (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
About Black Holes (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Subatomic Monster (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Change! (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Would You Believe? (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Facts, Volume 2 (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Asimov on Science Fiction (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Venus, Near Neighbor of the Sun (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Road to Infinity (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Beginning (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Exploring The Earth And The Cosmos (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sun Shines Bright (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Counting the Eons (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Roving Mind (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
X Stands for Unknown (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Measure of the Universe (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The History of Physics (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Asimov's Guide to Halley's Comet (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov on the Human Body and the Human Brain (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Living In the Future (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dangers of Intelligence and Other Science Essays (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beginnings (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Far as Human Eye Could See (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beyond the Stars (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Relativity of Wrong (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Guide to Earth and Space (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Asimov's Galaxy (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Asimov's Chronology of the World (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jupiter, the Spotted Giant (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Asimov on Science (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Little Library of Dinosaurs (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Out of the Everywhere (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Projects in Astronomy (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
March of the Millennia (With: Frank White) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Atom (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Star Cycles (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wall Chart of Science and Invention (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Why Do Stars Twinkle? (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Writing Science Fiction & Fantasy (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Why Does The Moon Change Shape? (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
What is an Eclipse? (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Henry Hudson (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christopher Columbus (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Our Angry Earth (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Why Does Litter Cause Problems? (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret of the Universe (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
How is Paper Made? (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Do Big Ships Float? (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Why Do We Need to Brush Our Teeth? (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
My First Book of Animals From A to Z (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Our Planetary System (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's The Rocky Planets (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Yours, Isaac Asimov (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Facts and Trivia (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Moon (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Realm of Measure (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Space Junk (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Astronomy Projects (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
How to Save the Planet (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Realm of Algebra (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Star Science Fiction Books

with Arthur C. Clarke, Ray Bradbury, Frederik Pohl, Jack Vance, Chad Oliver, Richard Matheson, Philip K. Dick, Lester del Rey, Jack Williamson
Star Science Fiction Stories No. 2 (By: Frederik Pohl) (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Isaac Asimov's Anthology Books

Isaac Asimov's Worlds of Science Fiction (With: Tanith Lee,Phyllis Eisenstein,Gene Wolfe,Barry B. Longyear,John M. Ford,Arnie Bateman,Alan Dean Foster,Martin Gardner,Randall Garrett,Rob Chilson,Ted Reynolds,George Scithers,Richard S. McEnroe,Jeff Duntemann,R.N. Bracewell,K.W. MacAnn,G. Richard Bozarth) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Near Futures and Far (With: Frederik Pohl,Carter Scholz,Barry B. Longyear,John M. Ford,Jack Williamson,Darrell Schweitzer,John Brunner,Juleen Brantingham,Martin Gardner,Richard Wilson,Milton A. Rothman,Elizabeth Anne Hull,Sharon Webb,Somtow Sucharitkul,Lee Weinstein,Ted Reynolds,George Scithers,F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre,William Tuning,Francis E. Izzo,Paul David Novitski,Lee Russell,Seth S. Horowitz,Tol E. Rant,S. Dale,Julie Flores,Tony Sarowitz) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Space of Her Own (By: Connie Willis,Ursula K. Le Guin,Pat Cadigan,Joan D. Vinge,Tanith Lee,Pamela Sargent,Lee Killough,Mary Gentle,Mildred Downey Broxon,Shawna McCarthy,Sharon Webb,Leigh Kennedy,Stephanie A. Smith,Cherie Wilkerson,Julie Stevens,Sydney J. Van Scyoc,Cyn Mason,P.A. Kagan,P.J. MacQuarrie,Janet O. Jeppson,Beverly Grant,Hope Athearn) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Fantasy! (By: Shawna McCarthy) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Fantasy! (By: Connie Willis,George R.R. Martin,Ron Goulart,John Kessel,George Alec Effinger,Robert Thurston,Tanith Lee,Lucius Shepard,Scott Baker,Lillian Carl,Juleen Brantingham,Lee Killough,Ian McDowell,Daphne Castell,Sharon N. Farber,Richard Kearns,Shawna McCarthy,Leigh Kennedy,Gregg Keizer,Kristi Olesen) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Aliens (With: Gardner Dozois) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Robots (With: Rob Chilson) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's SF-Lite (With: John M. Ford) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's War (With: Gardner Dozois) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Cyberdreams (With: Gardner Dozois) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Skin Deep (With: Gardner Dozois) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Ghosts (With: Terry Bisson) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Christmas (With: Gardner Dozois) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Camelot (With: Gardner Dozois,Eleanor Arnason) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Detectives (With: Gardner Dozois) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Werewolves (With: Suzy McKee Charnas,Gardner Dozois) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Solar System (By: Gardner Dozois) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Utopias (With: Gardner Dozois) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Father Day (With: Gardner Dozois) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Halloween (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Famous Science-Fiction Stories: Adventures in Time and Space(1946)Description / Buy at Amazon
Invasion From Mars:Interplanetary Stories(1949)Description / Buy at Amazon
Star Science Fiction Stories 3(1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
Astounding Science Fiction, November 1956(1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
Galaxy Science Fiction, September 1958(1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hugo Winners, Vol. 1&2(1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hugo Winners, Vol. 1(1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
50 Short Science Fiction Tales(1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
Connoisseur's Science Fiction(1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
Five-Odd / Possible Tomorrows(1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
If This Goes On(1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
New Writings In SF-4(1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tomorrow's Children(1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, August 1966(1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
Worlds to Come: New Science Fiction Adventures(1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dangerous Visions(1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Time Untamed(1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Backdrop of Stars(1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Futures Unlimited(1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
The 13 Crimes of Science Fiction(1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Where Do We Go from Here?(1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Never In This World(1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stories from The Hugo Winners, 1962-1967(1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beyond Control(1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hugo Winners, 1968-1970(1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
More Stories from the Hugo Winners, Vol. 2(1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nebula Awards 8(1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
The John W. Campbell Memorial Anthology / Astounding(1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wandering Stars: An Anthology of Jewish Fantasy and Science Fiction(1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow...(1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wondermakers 2(1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Final Stage: The Ultimate Science Fiction Anthology(1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, May 1974(1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Decade: The 1940's(1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Extraterrestrial Intelligence(1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stellar #2(1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beyond Tomorrow(1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hugo Winners, Vol. 3: 1971-1975(1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Study War No More(1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Extraterrestrials and Eclipses(1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Ellison(1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rod Serling's Other Worlds(1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Marvels of Science Fiction(1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great SF Stories 1(1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Science Fictional Solar System(1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Treasury(1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Seven Deadly Sins of Science Fiction(1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Arbor House Treasury of Modern Science Fiction(1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Worlds of Science Fiction(1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
100 Malicious Little Mysteries(1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
More Wandering Stars(1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Future I(1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Near Futures and Far(1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Man on Earth(1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction 24(1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Laughing Space: An Anthology of Science Fiction Humor(1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Wonders of the World(1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alfred Hitchcock's Your Share of Fear(1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tantalizing Locked Room Mysteries(1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mutants(1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dragon Tales(1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Science Fiction A to Z(1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hallucination Orbit(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Starships(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Creations - the Quest for Origins in Story and Science(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Machines That Think(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Creations: The Quest For Origins In Story And Science(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Science Fiction Weight Loss Book(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The First Omni Book of Science Fiction(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Caught in the Organ Draft(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Aliens & Outworlders(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
13 Horrors of Halloween(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Intergalactic Empires(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Young Mutants(1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mammoth Book of Short Science Fiction Novels(1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
100 Great Fantasy Short Short Stories(1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Election Day 2084(1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Young Extraterrestrials(1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great Science Fiction Stories by the World's Greatest Scientists(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Young Monsters(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Amazing Stories(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, October 1986(1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Extraterrestrials(1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Twelve Frights of Christmas(1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dark Void(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Young Witches and Warlocks(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Battlefields Beyond Tomorrow(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Classic Science Fiction(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Encounters(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Science Fiction Stories(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great Tales of Classic Science Fiction(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great SF Stories 17(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Drabble Project(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghosts(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The New Hugo Winners, 1983-1985(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Purr-Fect Crime(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of the Occult(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beastly Tales(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, September 1989(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Visions of Fantasy(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great SF Stories 22(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cosmic Critiques(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, August 1990(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas on Ganymede and Other Stories(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, December 1990(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tomorrow's Voices(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, January 1991(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Aliens(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, April 1991(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great SF Stories 23(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Once Upon a Time(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Power(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Robots(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, Mid-December 1991(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great SF Stories 24(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, April 1992(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great SF Stories 25(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Super Hugos(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Inside the Funhouse(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's SF-Lite(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Asimov's Science Fiction, April 1993(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's War(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fantasy Stories(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Cyberdreams(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Skin Deep(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Ghosts(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Time Machines(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Christmas(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Camelot(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Detectives(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Valentines(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bangs & Whimpers: Stories about The End of The World(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Werewolves(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Utopias(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Father Day(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Isaac Asimov's Halloween(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The World Turned Upside Down(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Science Fiction Gems, Vol. One(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bug-Eyed Monsters & Bimbos(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fourth Science Fiction Megapack(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
One and Wonder(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Science Fiction Super Pack #1(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Time Traveler's Almanac(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fantastic Stories Presents(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lieu: Science Fiction Short Stories(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Misbegotten Missionary(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Science Fiction Gems, Volume 15, Milton Lessor and Others(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Isaac Asimov, or Isaak Yudovich Ozimov (birth name) was a famous American science-fiction writer, with Russian origins. A prolific author and a professor of biochemistry at the university of Boston. With a bibliography of more than 500 popular science books, Asimov had yet to be considered one of the “Big Three” Sci-Fi writers at his time, along with Arthur C. Clarke and Robert A. Heinlein. He is best known worldwidely for his “Foundation” series, “I, Robot” series, and the “Galactic Empire” series.

Asimov also wrote many fantasy and mystery stories, alongside with short stories and books on other subject than science fiction, especially astronomy, society, biology; and religion.

Asimov was an atheist and a humanist as he opposed to superstitious beliefs and railed against pseudoscientific claims. Despite the fact that his parents were orthodox Jewish, they never forced their beliefs upon him.

His early life:

Isaac Asimov was born circa October 4, 1919- January 2, 1920 in Petrovichi shtetl near Klimovichi (now Smolensk) in Russia to an Orthodox Jewish family of millers. His father was Judah Ozimov and his mother Anna Rachel Ozimov (born Berman). He had a younger sister “Marcia” and a younger brother “Stanly”.

As Isaac was merely three years old, the Ozimov family migrated to the United States and settled in Brooklyn, New York, and changed their family name to become Asimov. At the age of eight, Isaac became a naturalized U.S. citizen.

Isaac taught himself how to read at the age of five, and spoke both English and Yiddish fluently, and since his parents didn’t use Russian to speak to him, he never learnt it. He became an avid reader as soon as he could read, and started writing his own stories around the age of 11. He also used to help his father with his candy shops as a youngster, taking advantage of this occupation to read science fiction pulp magazines at their stores. As he was 19, he began selling science fiction stories to magazines.

He integrated the New York Public School in 1925. In 1935, he graduated from boys High school of his own neighborhood, then moved to continue his studies at Seth Low Junior college, Colombia University earning his Bachelor of Science in 1939 at University Extension after his college had been closed in 1938. He applied to Columbia’s graduate chemistry program after his failure to secure his access to medical school and got his MA and PhD in biochemistry from the same institution in 1941 and 1948 accordingly.

From 1942 to 1945, Asimov worked at the Philadelphia Navy Yard Station as a chemist, and lived in an apartment in West Philadelphia with his first wife Gertrude Blugerman whom he married on July 26, 1942 after he met her on a Valentine’s Day blind date in the same year. Then he served in the U.S. Army after the end of the Second World War for nine months rising to the rank of Corporal in a short period before being honorably discharged, avoiding narrowly a possible participation in testing the atomic bomb at Bikini Atoll in 1946.

In 1949, Asimov moved to live in Boston alongside with his wife and had two children: David, and Robyn Joan.

After achieving his doctorate degree, Asimov started a teaching career at the Boston University’s Medical School as an assistant professor of biochemistry in 1951 then an associate professor four years later. However, in 1958 he became a full-time writer as the income he gained from his writings had exceeded his professor’s salary. In 1979, he was promoted to a full professor, and he gave few occasional lectures and became one of the best Boston University’s lecturers.

In 1970, Asimov and his first wife separated, and he moved to live in Manhattan, New York where he met Janet O. Jeppson and married her after his divorce in 1973 and lived there with her till his death on April 6, 1992 at the age of 72 from a heart and kidney failure after dealing secretly and privately with an AIDS infection which he contracted from a blood transfusion.

A selection of his works:

Asimov started writing at a very early age. He was fascinated with science fiction magazines which inspired him lots of ideas as he wrote eight chapters of fiction story at merely the age of 11. In 1938, Asimov completed his first science fiction story “Cosmic Corkscrew”. A year later, he managed a first publication of his story “Marooned Off Vesta” in Amazing Stories magazine.

In 1941, Asimov became famous for his short story “Nightfall” which was voted best science fiction short story of all times by the Science Fiction Writers of America in 1968. This story describes the Lagash Planet where night falls once every 2049 years because of a complex solar system with six stars. As this unique “Nightfall” occurs, people will go mad because they have never seen stars before, and their civilization will collapse. This is why Aton will team up with other members of the Sara Observatory to construct a hideout and prepare to safe their civilization from the engulfing darkness.

In 1950, he published his first science-fiction novel entitled “Pebble” and a year later he released the first book in his trilogy “Foundation Trilogy: Foundation” followed by the other two books of the series “Foundation and Empire” and finally “Second Foundation” which were extended many years later by other books under the pressure of his fans to complete the series, and thus appeared “Foundation’s Edge” in 1982, “Foundation and Earth” in 1986, then “Prelude to Foundation” in 1988 and “Forward the Foundation” in 1992. This series narrated the story of the collapse and the rebirth of a galactic empire in a future universe.

Another brilliant work of Asimov is the “I, Robot” series, which he started collecting them from his Positronic Robot stories in 1950 where appeared his famous Three Laws of Robotics which became later a basic rule in programming our modern machines. This piece of work revolutionized the science fiction writing world, and inspired many other authors.

Asimov also wrote another short story about robots “The Bicentennial Man” which was expended later with the collaboration of Robert Silverberg into a novel “The Positronic Man”.

In the late 50s and 60s, Asimov turned to writing adult novels, and published four of them, “The Naked Sun” was one of them, published in 1957. He also wrote many social and scientific essays such as “Science: Knock Plastic” in 1967 and “Thinking About Thinking”.

At the same period, Asimov wrote about the bible and forwarded his “Asimov’s Guide To The Bible” in two volumes covering both the old and the new testament.

He was also interested in literature, and wrote his “Asimov’s Guide To Shakespeare” in 1970, and “The Annotated Gulliver’s Travel” in 1980. Besides, he wrote 14 history books, such as “The Greeks: A great Adventure” in 1965 and “The Near East: 10,000 Years of History” in 1968.

As he approached to the end of his life, Asimov was involved in publishing a collection of limericks, most notably “Lecherous Limericks” in 1975 and “Sherlockian Limericks”.

In 1979, Asimov published his autobiography under the title of “In Memory Yet Green”, and another one “In Joy Still Felt” in 1980. Two years after his death, another autobiography “I. Asimov: A Memoir” was published, his widow wrote the epilogue.

Asimov’s writing had coined many terms into the English dictionary and the scientific community, such as Robotics, spome, psychohistory, and positronic. They also awarded him many Nebula and Hugo awards that exceeded a dozen annually, besides 14 honorary doctorate degrees from different universities.

Foundation:

The first book written by Asimov in his Foundation series.

Seldon tries to create the “Encyclopedia Galactica” in order to shrink 30 thousand years of turmoil that threaten to overcome the Empire into just one thousand years according to his psychohistory mathematical foreseeing.

The board allows Seldon to assemble the most intelligent minds to create his encyclopedia provided that all the Encyclopedists should leave Trantor, the capitol planet of the Empire, and be exiled to Terminus.

Using their intelligence, the Encyclopedists manage to save Terminus from the four powerful planets threatening their own, and develop a sophisticated technology that overcomes that of the Empire. With this technology, Terminus succeeds in adding more planets to the Foundation as their inhabitants become dependent on the newly developed technology.

Foundation and Empire:

The Foundation becomes a real threat to the Empire, the emperor intends to attack it, but withdraws as the psychohistory science tells him otherwise, and thus the Foundation wins.

At the mean while, another mutant conqueror surfaces, called the Mule. Using his ability to control the emotions of other people, he starts conquering planets by visiting them and influencing their inhabitants.

In order to stop him, Toran, Bayta Darell, Ebling Mis and a street clown called Magnifico set out in search of the Second Foundation. Bayta Darell kills Ebling Mis as he learns about the whereabouts of the Second Foundation so that he would not reveal its location to the mutant Mule but finds out that all the time, Magnifico had been the Mule, and that he played them into his plans to conquer both the Second Foundation and the original Foundations.

Cinematic adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s works:

Both of Asimov’s most famous series “Foundation” and “I, Robot” had been developed into films. The first being developed by New Line Cinema in 1998 who spent more than $1,5 to produce a film version inspired by the “Trilogy Foundation”. While the Robot series had been turned into a Will Smith starring film in 2004.

Also, his novel “The Positronic Man” was also adapted into a Robbin Williams starring movie in 1999.

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2 Responses to “Isaac Asimov”

  1. Mark L: 4 months ago

    Thank you for the research that went into this, it has helped rekindle my childhood interest in Asimov’s writing.

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  2. chuckamer: 3 years ago

    Thanks for a thorough listing of all of his works and acomplishments. I have a lot of reading to do.

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