Born 2 Jan 1920; died 6 Apr 1992 at age 72.
A biochemist who was an American writer and a prolific writer of science fiction and science books for the general public. He was born in Petrovic, Russia and moved to New York with his family at the age of three. He entered Columbia University at the age of 15 and sold his first story to Amazing Stories at the age of 18. After earning a PhD, he taught biochemistry at Boston University School of Medicine from 1949. By March 18, 1941, Asimov had written 31 stories, sold 17 and published 14. As an astonishing reach writer, lecturer and broadcaster, he is most admired as a science fiction writer (The Collapsing Universe; 1977) and a science fiction writer (I, Robot; 1950). He coined the term “robot engineering”. He published about 500 volumes.