Isaac Asimov was an author of science fiction and popular science. His Robot series introduced the Three Laws of Robotics; he also wrote the Foundation series.
Isaac Asimov was a professor of biochemistry and a prolific writer of science fiction and popular science. He is considered one of the “Big Three”, together with arthur-c-clarke and robert-a-heinlein.
One of Asimov's major themes was robotics; in the Robot series he introduced the Three Laws of Robotics which he explored through many short stories. See laws-of-robotics for more information about the Three Laws.
Other famous works by Asimov include:
- The Foundation series.
- “The Endochronic Properties of Resublimated Thiotimoline”, a fictional chemistry article about a chemical that dissolves before it comes into contact with water.
- “Nightfall”, a short story about a planet where night only falls once every couple of millennia.
- Short stories about a fictional supercomputer called Multivac, in particular “The Last Question”, Asimov's favorite amongst his own stories, in which Multivac must answer how to decrease the entropy of the universe.
Later in his life, Asimov unified the Robot series, the Foundation series, and many other of his stories into a common universe.