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Ayzek Asimov (English Isaac Asimov; January 2, 1920 - April 6, 1992) - American science fiction writer of Jewish origin, popularizer of science, a biochemist by profession. Author of about 500 books, mostly fiction (primarily in the genre of science fiction, but also in other genres: fantasy, detective, humor) and popular science (in various fields - from astronomy and genetics to history and literary criticism). Multiple winner of the Hugo and Nebula awards. Some terms from his works - robotics (robotics, robotics), positronic (positronic), psychohistory (psychohistory, the science of the behavior of large groups of people) - have become firmly established in English and other languages. In the United States and other Western countries, many consider Asimov one of the three greatest science fiction writers of the 20th century (the other two are Arthur Clarke and Robert Heinlein). From the biographical sketch of Sergei Berezhny: Isaac Azimov (Isaac Ozimov) was born on January 2, 1920 in Russia, in Petrovichi - a place located very close to Smolensk and four hundred kilometers from Moscow. His parents, Judas and Anna, emigrated to the States in 1923, bringing Isaac and his younger sister with them. The family settled in Brooklyn, where his father bought a candy store in 1926. Religious education in the family was devoted quite little time, and Isaac early became an atheist - which he never hid and did not impose on anyone. In 1928, Asimov`s father achieved naturalization, which meant that Isaac also became a US citizen. ...

Isaac learned to read when he was not even five years old. At the age of seven, he already had a form in the local library. He read everything and in huge quantities. He graduated from elementary school with the best results, having only one remark - for the constant chatter in class. The first meeting with SF took place at Azimov`s in 1929: copies of "Amazing Stories" appeared on the shelves in the shop. The cover of the August issue (two scientists, dumbfounded, staring at the fireball hanging over the experimental setup - illustration for Harl Vincent`s story "Barton`s Island") shocked him, but his father did not allow him to read the magazine, considering science fiction inappropriate for his son. The next attempt was made with Science Wonder Stories: Isaac convinced his father that since the title contains the word "science", then the magazine should be meaningful enough. At school, Asimov amazed everyone with his abilities. He jumped through classes and graduated from elementary school at age 11, and basic school with all sorts of differences at age 15. He was greatly helped by his excellent memory: he rarely forgot what he had read at least once. Since 1938, he kept a diary, where he methodically wrote down the events of his life, news, with special emphasis on the results of baseball games (he fanatically rooted for the New York Giants). He kept diaries for most of his life, which afterwards provided him with significant assistance in writing various prefaces and creating his two-volume autobiography. ...

When Azimov finished his first story, "Cosmic Corkscrew", he did not trust his mail and took him to the editorial office himself. Campbell rejected the story, but devoted an hour to the conversation with the enchanted young man. At this time, Campbell was 28, and for eighteen-year-old Asimov, this man was a living legend. Campbell also rejected Asimov`s next story, but advised how it could be improved. Years later, Asimov attempted to thank him for his help, but Campbell rejected the thanks, stating that he had given advice to hundreds of writers, but how many of them became Asimov? When Campbell rejected the third story he was offered, the story "Marooned Off Vesta", Asimov sent the manuscript to Amazing Stories. The story was accepted for publication and Asimov received his first royalties - a check for $ 64. Only four months have passed since the first meeting with Campbell. Asimov was now a published author, although it took six more tries before Campbell bought the story from him (it was Trends) and published it in the July 1939 issue. ...

On March 17, 1941, Asimov did not manage to force Campbell to listen to the idea of ​​a new story - he had his own idea, prompted by a quote from Ralph Uldo Emerson: "If the stars appeared in the sky only one night in a thousand years, people believed! For many generations they would have preserved the memory of the City of God ...

"- And what do you think, - asked Campbell Asimov, - if people really saw the stars once in a thousand years, what would happen in this case? Azimov shrugged his shoulders. - Yes, they would go crazy! - said Campbell.

- Go home and write a story. The story was named "Nightfall". In 1968, the Sciencé Fiction Writers of America identified the best works published before the establishment of the Nebula Prize, and Nightfall took first place on this list. Asimov himself did not consider this story to be his main achievement - he put the stories "The Last Question", "The Bicentennial Man" and "The Ugly Little Boy" much higher.

). ...

Campbell reacted to the idea with even greater enthusiasm than even Asimov himself and suggested writing a series of stories with open endings about the death of the First Galactic Empire, the subsequent period of feudalism and the birth of the Second Empire. The first story in the series was called "Foundation". The story was received rather restrainedly: the reader`s vote put it only fourth in the Astounding issue, where it was published (although the list of Asimov`s rivals at that time looks like a roll call of giants: Heinlein, Van Vogt, Bester). But the very next story, "Bridle and Saddle", took off to number one, and all the other stories and stories in the series (with one minor exception) did not fall below second place. Glory to the science fiction writer Asimov was assured - and he was only 22 years old! ...

(fully and further - read here: http://barros.rusf.ru/article028.html) Official site: http://www.asimovonline.com/ Unofficial sites: http: //www.azimov.fantwriter .ru / http://www.azimov.net.ru/ http://www.azimov.h15.ru/

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Ayzek Asimov (English Isaac Asimov; January 2, 1920 - April 6, 1992) - American science fiction writer of Jewish origin, popularizer of science, a biochemist by profession. Author of about 500 books, mostly fiction (primarily in the genre of science fiction, but also in other genres: fantasy, detective, humor) and popular science (in various fields - from astronomy and genetics to history and literary criticism). Multiple winner of the Hugo and Nebula awards. Some terms from his works - robotics (robotics, robotics), positronic (positronic), psychohistory (psychohistory, the science of the behavior of large groups of people) - have become firmly established in English and other languages. In the United States and other Western countries, many consider Asimov one of the three greatest science fiction writers of the 20th century (the other two are Arthur Clarke and Robert Heinlein). From the biographical sketch of Sergei Berezhny: Isaac Azimov (Isaac Ozimov) was born on January 2, 1920 in Russia, in Petrovichi - a place located very close to Smolensk and four hundred kilometers from Moscow. His parents, Judas and Anna, emigrated to the States in 1923, bringing Isaac and his younger sister with them. The family settled in Brooklyn, where his father bought a candy store in 1926. Religious education in the family was devoted quite little time, and Isaac early became an atheist - which he never hid and did not impose on anyone. In 1928, Asimov`s father achieved naturalization, which meant that Isaac also became a US citizen. ... Isaac learned to read when he was not even five years old. At the age of seven, he already had a form in the local library. He read everything and in huge quantities. He graduated from elementary school with the best results, having only one remark - for the constant chatter in class. The first meeting with SF took place at Azimov`s in 1929: copies of "Amazing Stories" appeared on the shelves in the shop. The cover of the August issue (two scientists, dumbfounded, staring at the fireball hanging over the experimental setup - illustration for Harl Vincent`s story "Barton`s Island") shocked him, but his father did not allow him to read the magazine, considering science fiction inappropriate for his son. The next attempt was made with Science Wonder Stories: Isaac convinced his father that since the title contains the word "science", then the magazine should be meaningful enough. At school, Asimov amazed everyone with his abilities. He jumped through classes and graduated from elementary school at age 11, and basic school with all sorts of differences at age 15. He was greatly helped by his excellent memory: he rarely forgot what he had read at least once. Since 1938, he kept a diary, where he methodically wrote down the events of his life, news, with special emphasis on the results of baseball games (he fanatically rooted for the New York Giants). He kept diaries for most of his life, which afterwards provided him with significant assistance in writing various prefaces and creating his two-volume autobiography. ... When Azimov finished his first story, "Cosmic Corkscrew", he did not trust his mail and took him to the editorial office himself. Campbell rejected the story, but devoted an hour to the conversation with the enchanted young man. At this time, Campbell was 28, and for eighteen-year-old Asimov, this man was a living legend. Campbell also rejected Asimov`s next story, but advised how it could be improved. Years later, Asimov attempted to thank him for his help, but Campbell rejected the thanks, stating that he had given advice to hundreds of writers, but how many of them became Asimov? When Campbell rejected the third story he was offered, the story "Marooned Off Vesta", Asimov sent the manuscript to Amazing Stories. The story was accepted for publication and Asimov received his first royalties - a check for $ 64. Only four months have passed since the first meeting with Campbell. Asimov was now a published author, although it took six more tries before Campbell bought the story from him (it was Trends) and published it in the July 1939 issue. ... On March 17, 1941, Asimov did not manage to force Campbell to listen to the idea of ​​a new story - he had his own idea, prompted by a quote from Ralph Uldo Emerson: "If the stars appeared in the sky only one night in a thousand years, people believed! For many generations they would have preserved the memory of the City of God ... "- And what do you think, - asked Campbell Asimov, - if people really saw the stars once in a thousand years, what would happen in this case? Azimov shrugged his shoulders. - Yes, they would go crazy! - said Campbell. - Go home and write a story. The story was named "Nightfall". In 1968, the Sciencé Fiction Writers of America identified the best works published before the establishment of the Nebula Prize, and Nightfall took first place on this list. Asimov himself did not consider this story to be his main achievement - he put the stories "The Last Question", "The Bicentennial Man" and "The Ugly Little Boy" much higher. ). ... Campbell reacted to the idea with even greater enthusiasm than even Asimov himself and suggested writing a series of stories with open endings about the death of the First Galactic Empire, the subsequent period of feudalism and the birth of the Second Empire. The first story in the series was called "Foundation". The story was received rather restrainedly: the reader`s vote put it only fourth in the Astounding issue, where it was published (although the list of Asimov`s rivals at that time looks like a roll call of giants: Heinlein, Van Vogt, Bester). But the very next story, "Bridle and Saddle", took off to number one, and all the other stories and stories in the series (with one minor exception) did not fall below second place. Glory to the science fiction writer Asimov was assured - and he was only 22 years old! ... (fully and further - read here: http://barros.rusf.ru/article028.html) Official site: http://www.asimovonline.com/ Unofficial sites: http: //www.azimov.fantwriter .ru / http://www.azimov.net.ru/ http://www.azimov.h15.ru/