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Asimov, Isaac

Asimov, Isaac

Isaac Asimov was born in Petrovichi, Russia, in 1920, but his family emigrated to New York when he was very young. Author of over 500 books in his lifetime, he is known as a legend in science fiction and in the sciences. He grew up reading the pulp magazines of the 1930's, which inspired him to write his own stories. He wrote in various and many different genres (sf, mysteries, non-fiction, young adult). He edited and co-wrote quite a few works as well (some with his second wife, Janet). His most famous works include the Foundation series, the Robots series (he is the inventor of the three laws of robotics), the classic short stories, Nightfall and The Bicentennial Man, as well as many "Asimov's Guide to..." books (including Shakespeare and the Bible). A brilliant, accomplished man, he was awarded with a total of fourteen honorary doctorates from various universities during his life. He passed away in 1992.

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Butler, Octavia E.

Butler, Octavia E.

Octavia Estelle Butler was born June 22, 1947 in Pasadena, California. She has published about a dozen books, all within the realm of science fiction. Probably her most famous book is Kindred, a novel about both slavery and time travel. During her career, she has received the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship (the 'genius' grant), as well as multiple Hugo and Nebula awards and nominations.

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Silverberg, Robert

Silverberg, Robert

Robert Silverberg was born in New York City on January 15, 1935. He is primarily a science fiction author, though he has written other stories in other genres as well. Publishing over 80 books so far, his most famous include Lord Valentine's Castle, Nightwings, The Stochastic Man, Dying Inside, and the more recent collections that he's edited, Legends and Far Horizons. He's won various major awards throughout six consecutive decades and also was awarded SFWA's Grand Master award in 2003. Currently, he writes monthly editorials for Asimov's Science Fiction, and lives in San Francisco with his wife, Karen Haber (with whom he has co-written on several occasions).

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