Authors > Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov is best known for his two main series: the Robot series and the Foundation series and his short story Nightfall. During the 1940s and 1950s, many of his stories were published in pulp magazines including Amazing Stories and Astounding Science Fiction. Recognized as one of the founding fathers of Science Fiction, his stories continue to be some of the best in the genre.

Featured Titles:

Nightfall

Isaac Asimov's short story "Nightfall" first appeared in 1941. It has since become recognized as a classic, its author a legend. But the short story isn't the whole story. Now, Dr. Asimov has teamed with multiple Hugo and Nebula Award winner Robert Silverberg to explore and expand one of the most awe-inspiring concepts in the history of science fiction.

Year: 1941
Genre: Science Fiction

Foundation

For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. Only Hari Seldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future--a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last thirty thousand years. To preserve knowledge and save humanity, Seldon gathers the best minds in the Empire--both scientists and scholars--and brings them to a bleak planet at the edge of the galaxy to serve as a beacon of hope for future generations.

Year: 1951
Genre: Science Fiction

The End of Eternity

Andrew Harlan is an Eternal, a member of the elite of the future. One of the few who live in Eternity, a location outside of place and time, Harlan's job is to create carefully controlled and enacted Reality Changes. These Changes are small, exactingly calculated shifts in the course of history made for the benefit of humankind. Though each Change has been made for the greater good, there are always costs.

Year: 1955
Genre: Science Fiction

 

NON-SERIES Novels

Year TitleGenres Tags

1941NightfallScience Fiction
1955The End of EternityScience Fiction

 

SERIES: FOUNDATION

YearSeries TitleGenres Tags

19511FoundationScience Fiction
19522Foundation and EmpireScience Fiction
19533Second FoundationScience Fiction
19824Foundation's EdgeScience Fiction
19880Prelude to FoundationScience Fiction
19930Forward the FoundationScience Fiction

 

SERIES: ROBOT SERIES

YearSeries TitleGenres Tags

19501I, RobotScience Fiction
19542Caves of SteelScience Fiction
19573The Naked SunScience Fiction
19834The Robots of DawnScience Fiction