In memoriam: Isaac Asimov
c. January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992
Originally shared by Vladimir Pecha
OTD in 1992 – Isaac Asimov passed away (January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992).
American author and biochemist, who was a prolific writer of science fiction and of science books for the layperson. Born in Petrovichi, Russia, he emigrated with his family to New York City at age three. He entered Columbia University at the age of 15 and at 18 sold his first story to Amazing Stories. After earning a Ph.D., he taught biochemistry at Boston University School of Medicine after 1949. By 18 Mar 1941, Asimov had already written 31 stories, sold 17, and 14 had been published. As an author, lecturer, and broadcaster of astonishing range, he is most admired as a popularizer of science (The Collapsing Universe;1977) and a science fiction writer (I, Robot; 1950). He coined the term “robotics.” He published about 500 volumes. Via TiS.