1920 - 1992
Asimov is best know for dealing with the realm of possible Futures characterised by the proliferation of technology.
The best known of Asimov's varied work are his science fiction novels. As a biochemist, plausable scientific theory characterises these works.
Asimov was a prolific writer; he published some 500 volumes.
He explored the vague boundary between robot endowed with human characteristics and humans themselves; and, in one of his novels, developed a set of ethics for robots that has greatly influenced other science fiction writers.
He also published two volumes of autobiography.