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His early career, dominated by science fiction, began with short stories in and novels in This lasted until aboutall but ending after publication of The Naked Sun He began publishing nonfiction inco-authoring a college-level textbook called Biochemistry and Human Metabolism.
Following the brief orbit of the first man-made satellite Sputnik I by the USSR inhis production of nonfiction, particularly popular science books, greatly increased, with a consequent drop in his science fiction output.
Over the next quarter century, he wrote only four science fiction novels. Starting inthe second half of his science fiction career began with the publication of Foundation's Edge. From then until his death, Asimov published several more sequels and prequels to his existing novels, tying them together in a way he had not originally anticipated, making a unified series.
There are, however, many inconsistencies in this unification, especially in his earlier stories. Asimov coined the term "robotics" without suspecting that it might be an original word; at the time, he believed it was simply the natural analogue of words such as mechanics and hydraulicsbut for robots.
Unlike his word "psychohistory", the word "robotics" continues in mainstream technical use with Asimov's original definition. The Next Generation featured androids with " positronic brains " and the first-season episode " Datalore " called the positronic brain "Asimov's dream".
The novel was issued in book form later that year as The Stars Like Dust. The first installment of Asimov's The Caves of Steel on the cover of the October issue of Galaxy Science Fictionillustrated by Ed Emshwiller The novelette "Legal Rites", a collaboration with Frederik Pohlthe only Asimov story to appear in Weird Tales Asimov became a science fiction fan in when he began reading the pulp magazines sold in his family's candy store.
His first published work was a humorous item on the birth of his brother for Boys High School's literary journal in In May he first thought of writing professionally, and began writing his first science fiction story, "Cosmic Corkscrew" now lostthat year.
Inspired by the visit, he finished the story on 19 June and personally submitted it to Astounding editor John W. Campbell two days later. Campbell met with Asimov for more than an hour and promised to read the story himself.
Two days later he received a rejection letter explaining why in detail. Campbell rejected it on 22 July but—in "the nicest possible letter you could imagine"—encouraged him to continue writing, promising that Asimov might sell his work after another year and a dozen stories of practice.
Palmerand it appeared in the March issue.
In the Science Fiction Writers of America voted " Nightfall " the best science fiction short story ever written. I was suddenly taken seriously and the world of science fiction became aware that I existed.
As the years passed, in fact, it became evident that I had written a 'classic'. Asimov left science fiction fandom and no longer read new magazines, and might have left the industry had not Heinlein and de Camp been coworkers and previously sold stories continued to appear.
FoundationFoundation and Empireand Second Foundation The books recount the fall of a vast interstellar empire and the establishment of its eventual successor. They also feature his fictional science of psychohistoryin which the future course of the history of large populations can be predicted.
In they won the Hugo Award for the all-time best series of science fiction and fantasy novels. By the end of the war Asimov was earning as a writer an amount equal to half of his Navy Yard salary, even after a raise, but Asimov still did not believe that writing could support him, his wife, and future children.
They promulgated a set of rules of ethics for robots see Three Laws of Robotics and intelligent machines that greatly influenced other writers and thinkers in their treatment of the subject.
Asimov notes in his introduction to the short story collection The Complete Robot that he was largely inspired by the almost relentless tendency of robots up to that time to fall consistently into a Frankenstein plot in which they destroyed their creators.
The robot series has led to film adaptations. With Asimov's collaboration, in aboutHarlan Ellison wrote a screenplay of I, Robot that Asimov hoped would lead to "the first really adult, complex, worthwhile science fiction film ever made".
The screenplay has never been filmed and was eventually published in book form in The movie I, Robotstarring Will Smithwas based on an unrelated script by Jeff Vintar titled Hardwired, with Asimov's ideas incorporated later after the rights to Asimov's title were acquired.
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