On This Day: Isaac Asimov

6 April 2017

The great Isaac Asimov died twenty-five years ago today, in New York.

He was a compelling science writer and a hugely important science fiction writer. Along with fellow greats Arthur C. Clarke and Robert A. Heinlein, he was one of The Big Three, to whom so many modern writers owe at least a smidgen of influence.

He wrote The Gods Themselves, which appears on the SF Masterworks list, as well as countless classics whcih . . . well . .  don’t, such as the Foundation sequence, I Robot, The Caves of Steel, Nightfall – the list goes on.

If you’d like to know more – and we’re sure you do! – then we heartily recommend reading The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction‘s entry on the great man. And then, of course, reading some of his books.

About Darren Nash

I'm Digital Publisher at Gollancz, responsible for the SF Gateway and SF Masterworks. Digitally, I can be found here, on Twitter at @SFGateway (officially) and @thenashmeister (unofficially). In meat space, I operate from a secret base inside a dormant volcano, on a remote pacific island that - mysteriously - doesn't appear on any official maps. Possibly. View all posts by Darren Nash → This entry was posted in Anniversaries, Authors and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.