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Isaac Asimov (1920–1992)


Isaac Asimov was born Isaak Judah Ozimov, on January 2, 1920, in Petrovichi shtetl, near Smolensk, Russia. He was the oldest of three children. His father, named Judah Ozimov, and his mother, named Anna Rachel Ozimov (nee Berman), were Orthodox Jews. Ozimov family were millers (the name Ozimov comes from the eponymous sort of wheat in Russian). In... See full bio »

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I, Robot Writer
(2004)
(1999)
Star Trek: The Motion Picture Miscellaneous Crew
(1979)
Probe Writer
(1988)

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  I, Robot 2 (novel) (announced)
  Foundation (TV Series) (based upon the novel - 10 episodes) (pre-production)
- Episode #1.10 ... (based upon the novel)
- Episode #1.9 ... (based upon the novel)
- Episode #1.8 ... (based upon the novel)
- Episode #1.7 ... (based upon the novel)
- Episode #1.6 ... (based upon the novel)
 2014 Spell My Name with an S (Short) (original idea)
 2012 Formula of Death (TV Movie) (novel)
 2004 I, Robot (suggested by book)
 2000 Nightfall (Video) (story)
 1999 Bicentennial Man (novel "The Positronic Man") / (short story "The Bicentennial Man")
 1995 The Android Affair (TV Movie) (story)
 1992 Isaac Asimov's Visions of the Future (TV Movie documentary) (writer)
 1989 Teach 109 (TV Short) (story)
 1988 Feeling 109 (Short) (story)
 1988 Isaac Asimov's Robots (Video) (novels "I, Robot" et al")
 1988 Nightfall (story)
 1988 Probe (TV Series) (created by - 7 episodes)
- Quit-It (1988) ... (creator)
- Plan 10 from Outer Space (1988) ... (creator)
- Now You See It... (1988) ... (creator)
 1987 Konets vechnosti (novel "The End of Eternity")
 1987 Gandahar (adaptation - American version)
 1978 All the Troubles of the World (Video short) (original story)
 1977 The Ugly Little Boy (TV Movie) (story)
 1977 A halhatatlanság halála (TV Movie) (novel)
 1971 A History of Science Fiction from 1938 (Documentary short)
  Out of the Unknown (TV Series) (story - 3 episodes, 1965 - 1969) (novel - 1 episode, 1969) (story "Reason" - 1 episode, 1967) (novella - 1 episode, 1965)
- The Naked Sun (1969) ... (novel)
- Liar! (1969) ... (story)
- The Prophet (1967) ... (story "Reason")
- Satisfaction Guaranteed (1966) ... (story)
- Sucker Bait (1965) ... (novella)
 1966 El robot embustero (Short) (story)
 1964 Story Parade (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- The Caves of Steel (1964) ... (novel)
 1962 Out of This World (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Little Lost Robot (1962) ... (story)
 1953 Captain Video and His Video Rangers (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- I, Tobor (1953) ... (writer)
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Other Works:

Novel: "The Caves of Steel". See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 3 Interviews | 13 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent. See more »

Trivia:

When he entered school his mother gave his birthdate as 7 September 1919 so he could start a year earlier. He later insisted on correcting the record; had he not done so, he would have been considered too old when his turn for the draft came up in November 1945. See more »

Nickname:

The Human Typewriter

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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