Foundation And Earth Isaac Asimov Bibliography

For an alphabetical listing of Asimov's works, seeIsaac Asimov bibliography (alphabetical).

In a writing career spanning 53 years (1939–1992), science fiction and popular science author Isaac Asimov (1920–1992) wrote and published 40 novels, 382 short stories, over 280 non-fiction books, and edited about 147 others.

In this article, Asimov's books are listed by year (in order of publication within a year, where known) with publisher indicated. They are divided between original works and edited books. Works of fiction are denoted by an asterisk (*) and books for children or adolescents by a dagger (†). Currently, 504 total books are listed here (357 original and 147 edited or annotated by Asimov).

Original book-length works[edit]

1950[edit]

1951[edit]

1952[edit]

1953[edit]

1954[edit]

1955[edit]

1956[edit]

1957[edit]

1958[edit]

1959[edit]

1960[edit]

  • The Living River (Abelard-Schuman)
  • The Kingdom of the Sun (Abelard-Schuman)
  • Realm of Measure (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Breakthroughs in Science (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Satellites in Outer Space (Random House)
  • The Wellsprings of Life (Abelard-Schuman)
  • The Intelligent Man's Guide to Science (Basic Books)
    • 2nd edition: The New Intelligent Man's Guide to Science (1965; Basic Books)
    • 3rd edition: Asimov's Guide to Science (1972; Basic Books)
    • 4th edition: Asimov's New Guide to Science (1984; Basic Books)
  • The Double Planet (Abelard-Schuman)

1961[edit]

  • Realm of Algebra (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Words from the Myths (Houghton Mifflin)

1962[edit]

  • Life and Energy (Doubleday)
  • Words in Genesis (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Fact and Fancy (Doubleday)
  • Words on the Map (Houghton Mifflin)
  • The Search for the Elements (Basic Books)

1963[edit]

  • Words from the Exodus (Houghton Mifflin)
  • The Genetic Code (Orion Press)
  • The Human Body: Its Structure and Operation (Houghton Mifflin; Illust. by Anthony Ravielli)
    • Revised/expanded edition, 1992
  • View from a Height (Doubleday)
  • The Kite That Won the Revolution† (Houghton Mifflin)

1964[edit]

1965[edit]

  • A Short History of Chemistry (Doubleday)
  • The Greeks: A Great Adventure† (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Of Time and Space and Other Things (Doubleday)
  • An Easy Introduction to the Slide Rule (Houghton Mifflin)

1966[edit]

  • Fantastic Voyage* (Houghton Mifflin)
  • The Noble Gases (Basic Books)
  • The Neutrino: Ghost Particle of the Atom (Doubleday)
  • The Roman Republic (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Understanding Physics, 3 volumes (Walker)
    • Vol. I: Motion, Sound, and Heat
    • Vol. II: Light, Magnetism, and Electricity
    • Vol. III: The Electron, Proton, and Neutron
  • The Genetic Effects of Radiation (U.S. AEC)
  • The Universe: From Flat Earth to Quasar (Walker)
    • 2nd edition (1971; Walker)
    • 3rd edition (1980), as The Universe: From Flat Earth to Black Holes and Beyond (Walker)
  • From Earth to Heaven (Doubleday)

1967[edit]

  • The Moon (Follet)
  • Environments Out There (Scholastic/Abelard-Schuman)
  • The Roman Empire (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Through a Glass, Clearly* (New English Library)
  • Is Anyone There? (Doubleday)
  • To the Ends of the Universe (Walker)
  • Mars (Follet)
  • The Egyptians (Houghton Mifflin)

1968[edit]

1969[edit]

1970[edit]

1971[edit]

1972[edit]

  • The Left Hand of the Electron (Doubleday)
  • The Gods Themselves* (Doubleday)
  • More Words of Science (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Electricity and Man (U.S. AEC)
  • ABC's of Ecology† (Walker)
  • The Early Asimov or, Eleven Years of Trying* (Doubleday)
  • The Shaping of France (Houghton Mifflin)
  • The Story of Ruth (Doubleday)
  • Ginn Science Program, Intermediate Level A† (Ginn)
  • Ginn Science Program, Intermediate Level C† (Ginn)
  • Worlds Within Worlds (U.S. AEC)
  • Ginn Science Program, Intermediate Level B† (Ginn)

1973[edit]

  • How Did We Find Out the Earth Is Round? † (Walker)
  • Comets and Meteors (Follet)
  • The Sun (Follet)
  • How Did We Find Out About Electricity? † (Walker)
  • The Shaping of North America: From Earliest Times to 1763 (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Today and Tomorrow and ... (Doubleday)
  • Jupiter, the Largest Planet (Lothrop, Lee, & Shepard)
  • Ginn Science Program, Advanced Level A† (Ginn)
  • Ginn Science Program, Advanced Level B† (Ginn)
  • How Did We Find Out About Numbers? † (Walker)
  • Please Explain (Houghton Mifflin)
  • The Tragedy of the Moon (Abelard-Schuman)
  • How Did We Find Out About Dinosaurs? † (Walker)
  • The Best of Isaac Asimov* (Sphere)

1974[edit]

  • Asimov on Astronomy (Doubleday)
  • The Birth of the United States: 1763-1816 (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Have You Seen These?* (NESRAA)
  • Our World in Space (New York Graphic Society)
  • How Did We Find Out About Germs? † (Walker)
  • Tales of the Black Widowers* (Doubleday)
  • Earth: Our Crowded Spaceship (John Day)
  • Asimov on Chemistry (Doubleday)
  • How Did We Find Out About Vitamins?† (Walker)

1975[edit]

  • Of Matters Great and Small (Doubleday)
  • The Solar System (Follet)
  • Our Federal Union: The United States from 1816 to 1865 (Houghton Mifflin)
  • How Did We Find Out About Comets?† (Walker)
  • Science Past, Science Future (Doubleday)
  • Buy Jupiter and Other Stories* (Doubleday)
  • Eyes on the Universe: A History of the Telescope (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Lecherous Limericks (Walker)
  • The Heavenly Host*† (Walker); Illustrated by Bernard Colonna
  • The Ends of the Earth: The Polar Regions of the World (Weybright & Talley)
  • How Did We Find Out About Energy?† (Walker; Series: How Did We Find Out Series)

1976[edit]

1977[edit]

  • The Collapsing Universe: The Story of Black Holes (Walker)
  • Asimov on Numbers (Doubleday)
  • How Did We Find Out About Outer Space?† (Walker)
  • Still More Lecherous Limericks (Walker)
  • The Beginning and the End (Doubleday)
  • Mars, the Red Planet (Lothrop, Lee, & Shepard)
  • The Golden Door: The United States from 1865 to 1918 (Houghton Mifflin)
  • The Key Word and Other Mysteries* (Walker)
  • Asimov's Sherlockian Limericks (Mysterious)

1978[edit]

  • Quasar, Quasar, Burning Bright (Doubleday)
  • How Did We Find Out About Earthquakes? † (Walker)
  • Animals of the Bible (Doubleday)
  • Limericks: Too Gross; or Two Dozen Dirty Stanzas (W. W. Norton)
  • How Did We Find Out About Black Holes? † (Walker)
  • Life and Time (Doubleday)

1979[edit]

1980[edit]

1981[edit]

  • In the Beginning: Science Faces God in the Book of Genesis (Crown/Stonesong Press)
  • Asimov on Science Fiction (Doubleday)
  • Venus, Near Neighbor of the Sun (Lothrop, Lee, & Shepard)
  • Three by Asimov* (Targ)
  • How Did We Find Out About Solar Power?† (Walker)
  • How Did We Find Out About Volcanoes?† (Walker)
  • Visions of the Universe (The Cosmos Store); co-written with Kazuaki Iwasaki
  • The Sun Shines Bright (Doubleday)
  • Change! Seventy-one Glimpses of the Future (Houghton Mifflin)
  • A Grossery of Limericks (W. W. Norton)

1982[edit]

1983[edit]

1984[edit]

  • X Stands for Unknown (Doubleday)
  • Norby's Other Secret*† (Walker)
  • How Did We Find Out About Computers?† (Walker)
  • Opus 300 (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Banquets of the Black Widowers* (Doubleday)
  • Isaac Asimov's Limericks for Children† (Caedmon)
  • How Did We Find Out About Robots? † (Walker)

1985[edit]

  • Asimov's Guide to Halley's Comet (Walker)
  • The Exploding Suns: The Secrets of the Supernovas (E. P. Dutton)
  • Norby and the Lost Princess*† (Walker)
  • How Did We Find Out About the Atmosphere?† (Walker)
  • Living in the Future (Harmony House)
  • Robots, Machines In Man's Image (Harmony House)
  • The Edge of Tomorrow* (Tor/Tom Doherty Associates)
  • The Subatomic Monster (Doubleday)
  • The Disappearing Man and Other Mysteries* (Walker)
  • Robots and Empire* (Doubleday)
  • Norby and the Invaders*† (Walker)
  • It's Such a Beautiful Day* (Creative Education)
  • How Did We Find Out About DNA?† (Walker)
  • The Dangers of Intelligence and Other Science Essays (Houghton Mifflin)

1986[edit]

1987[edit]

  • Far as Human Eye Could See: Essays on Science (Doubleday)
  • How Did We Find Out About Blood?† (Walker)
  • Past, Present, and Future (Prometheus Books)
  • Isaac Asimov Presents Superquiz III (Dembner Books)
  • How Did We Find Out About Sunshine? † (Walker)
  • How to Enjoy Writing: A Book of Aid and Comfort (Walker)
  • Norby Finds a Villain*† (Walker)
  • Fantastic Voyage II: Destination Brain* (Doubleday)
  • How Did We Find Out About the Brain?† (Walker)
  • Did Comets Kill the Dinosaurs?† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Beginnings: The Story of Origins of Mankind, Life, the Earth, the Universe (Walker)
  • Other Worlds of Isaac Asimov* (Avenel)

1988[edit]

  • How Did We Find Out About Superconductivity?† (Walker)
  • Isaac Asimov's Book of Science and Nature Quotations (Blue Cliff)
  • The Relativity of Wrong (Doubleday)
  • Prelude to Foundation* (Doubleday)
  • The Asteroids† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • The Earth's Moon† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Mars: Our Mysterious Neighbor† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Our Milky Way and Other Galaxies† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Quasars, Pulsars, and Black Holes† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Rockets, Probes, and Satellites† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Our Solar System† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • The Sun† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Uranus: The Sideways Planet† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • History of Biology [A chart] (Carolina Biological Suppls.)
  • Azazel* (Doubleday)
  • Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction and Fantasy Story-a-Month 1989 Calendar (Pomegranate Calendars & Bks)
  • Saturn: The Ringed Beauty† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • How Was the Universe Born?† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Earth: Our Home Base† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Ancient Astronomy† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Unidentified Flying Objects† (Gareth Stevens, Inc; Series: Isaac Asimov's Library of the Universe)
  • Space Spotter's Guide† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Norby Down to Earth*† (Walker)

1989[edit]

  • How Did We Find Out About Microwaves?† (Walker)
  • Asimov's Galaxy: Reflections on Science Fiction (Doubleday)
  • All the Troubles of the World* (Creative Education)
  • Franchise* (Creative Education)
  • Robbie* (Creative Education)
  • Sally* (Creative Education)
  • Is There Life on Other Planets?† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Science Fiction, Science Fact† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Mercury: The Quick Planet† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Space Garbage† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Jupiter: The Spotted Giant† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • The Birth and Death of Stars† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov* (Dark Harvest)
  • History of Mathematics [a chart] (Carolina Biological Suppls.)
  • Think About Space: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going? (Walker; Series: The Think Series), with Frank White
  • Isaac Asimov Presents Superquiz IV (Dembner Books)
  • The Tyrannosaurus Prescription: and One Hundred Other Science Essays (Prometheus Books)
  • Asimov on Science: A 30 Year Retrospective 1959–1989 (Doubleday)
  • Nemesis* (Doubleday)
  • Asimov's Chronology of Science and Discovery (Harper & Row)
  • How Did We Find Out About Photosynthesis?† (Walker)
  • The Complete Science Fair Handbooks (Scott Foresman & Co)
  • Little Treasury of Dinosaurs† (5 book set) (Outlet)
    • Giant Dinosaurs
    • Armored Dinosaurs
    • Small Dinosaurs
    • Sea Reptiles and Flying Reptiles
    • Meat-Eating Dinosaurs and Horned Dinosaurs
  • Norby and Yobo's Great Adventure*† (Walker)
  • Mythology and the Universe† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Colonizing the Planets and the Stars† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Astronomy Today† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Pluto: A Double Planet?† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Piloted Space Flights† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Comets and Meteors† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)

1990[edit]

  • Puzzles of the Black Widowers* (Doubleday)
  • Norby and the Oldest Dragon*† (Walker)
  • Frontiers: New Discoveries About Man and His Planet, Outer Space and the Universe (E. P. Dutton/Truman)
  • Out of the Everywhere: Thoughts on Science from the Master (Doubleday)
  • Robot Visions* (Byron Preiss)
  • How Did We Find Out About Lasers?† (Walker)
  • Neptune: The Farthest Giant† (Gareth Stevens, Inc; Series: Isaac Asimov's Library of the Universe)
  • Venus: A Shrouded Mystery† (Gareth Stevens, Inc; Series: Isaac Asimov's Library of the Universe)
  • The World's Space Programs† (Gareth Stevens, Inc; Series: Isaac Asimov's Library of the Universe)
  • Nightfall* (Doubleday); co-written with Robert Silverberg
  • The Complete Stories Volume 1* (Doubleday)
  • How Did We Find Out About Neptune?† (Walker)
  • The March of the Millennia: A Key to Looking at History (Walker), with Frank White
  • Cal: A Short Story Written Exclusively for Members of the Isaac Asimov Collection* (Doubleday)

1991[edit]

  • Norby and the Court Jester*† (Walker)
  • The March of the Millennia: A Key to the Secret of the Universe (Doubleday)
  • How Did We Find Out About Pluto? † (Walker)
  • Atom: Journey Across the Subatomic Cosmos (E. P. Dutton/Truman)
  • Our Angry Earth: A Ticking Time Bomb (Tor)
  • Why Do We Have Different Seasons?† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Is Our Planet Warming Up? † (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Why Is the Air Dirty? † (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Why Are Whales Vanishing?† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Where Does Garbage Go? † (Gareth Stevens, Inc; Series: Ask Isaac Asimov)
  • What Causes Acid Rain? † (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • What Is a Shooting Star?† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Why Do Stars Twinkle?† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Why Does the Moon Change Shape?† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • What Is an Eclipse?† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Isaac Asimov's Guide to Earth and Space (Random House)
  • Asimov's Chronology of the World (HarperCollins)
  • Christopher Columbus: Navigator to the New World† (Gareth Stevens, Inc; Series: Isaac Asimov's Pioneers of Science and Exploration)
  • Ferdinand Magellan: Opening the Door to World Exploration† (Gareth Stevens, Inc; Series: Isaac Asimov's Pioneers of Science and Exploration)
  • The Secret of the Universe (Doubleday)

1992[edit]

  • The Ugly Little Boy* (Doubleday); co-written with Robert Silverberg
  • The Complete Stories, Volume 2* (Doubleday)
  • Why Are Some Beaches Oily?† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Why Are Animals Endangered?† (Gareth Stevens, Inc; Series: Ask Isaac Asimov)
  • Why Are the Rain Forests Vanishing? † (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Why Does Litter Cause Problems?† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Asimov Laughs Again: More Than 700 Favorite Jokes, Limericks, and Anecdotes (HarperCollins)

1993[edit]

1994[edit]

1995[edit]

1996[edit]

2002[edit]

2003[edit]

As editor or annotator[edit]

1962[edit]

1963[edit]

1966[edit]

  • Tomorrow's Children: Eighteen Tales of Fantasy and Science Fiction* (Doubleday)

1969[edit]

  • Twentieth Century Discovery (Doubleday)
  • Great Ideas of Science† (Houghton Mifflin)

1971[edit]

1972[edit]

  • Asimov's Annotated ‘Don Juan’ (Doubleday)

1973[edit]

1974[edit]

  • Before the Golden Age: A Science Fiction Anthology of the 1930s* (Doubleday)
  • Asimov's Annotated ‘Paradise Lost’ (Doubleday)

1977[edit]

  • Familiar Poems, Annotated (Doubleday)
  • The Hugo Winners, Volume III* (Doubleday)

1978[edit]

  • One Hundred Great Science Fiction Short-Short Stories* (Doubleday)

1979[edit]

1980[edit]

1981[edit]

  • The Future I* (Fawcett Crest)
  • Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 5 (1943)* (DAW Books)
  • Catastrophes!* (Fawcett Crest)
  • Isaac Asimov Presents the Best Science Fiction of the 19th Century* (Beaufort Books)
  • The Seven Cardinal Virtues of Science Fiction* (Fawcett Crest)
  • Fantastic Creatures: An Anthology of Fantasy and Science Fiction* (Franklin Watts)
  • Raintree Reading Series I* (Raintree)
    • Travels Through Time*
    • Thinking Machines*
    • Wild Inventions*
    • After The End*
  • Miniature Mysteries: One Hundred Malicious Little Mystery Stories* (Taplinger)
  • The Twelve Crimes of Christmas* (Avon)
  • Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 6 (1944)* (DAW Books)

1982[edit]

1983[edit]

  • Show Business Is Murder* (Avon)
  • Hallucination Orbit: Psychology In Science Fiction* (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux), with Charles G. Waugh and Martin Harry Greenberg
  • Caught In the Organ Draft: Biology in Science Fiction* (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux)
  • The Science Fiction Weight-Loss Book* (Crown)
  • Isaac Asimov Presents the Best Horror and Supernatural Stories of the 19th Century* (Beaufort Books)
  • Starships: Stories Beyond the Boundaries of the Universe* (Fawcett Crest)
  • Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 10 (1948)* (DAW Books)
  • Thirteen Horrors of Halloween* (Avon)
  • Creations: The Quest for Origins in Story and Science* (Crown)
  • Wizards* (NAL)
  • Those Amazing Electronic Thinking Machines! An Anthology of Robot and Computer Stories* (Franklin Watts)
  • Computer Crimes and Capers* (Academy Chicago Pub.)
  • Intergalactic Empires* (NAL)
  • Machines That Think: The Best Science Stories About Robots and Computers* (Holt, Rinehart, & Winston)

1984[edit]

  • One Hundred Great Fantasy Short-Short Stories* (Doubleday)
  • Raintree Reading Series 3* (Raintree)
    • Bug Awful*
    • Children Of The Future*
    • The Immortals*
    • Time Warps*
  • Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 11 (1949)* (DAW Books)
  • Witches* (NAL)
  • Murder on the Menu* (Avon)
  • Young Mutants* (Harper & Row)
  • Isaac Asimov Presents the Best Science Fiction Firsts* (Beaufort Books)
  • The Science Fictional Olympics* (NAL)
  • Fantastic Reading: Stories & Activities for Grade 5–8* (Scott Foresman & Co.)
  • Election Day 2084: Science Fiction Stories on the Politics of the Future* (Prometheus Books)
  • Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 12 (1950) (DAW Books)
  • Young Extraterrestrials* (Harper & Row)
  • Sherlock Holmes Through Time and Space* (Bluejay Books)
  • Supermen* (NAL)
  • Baker's Dozen: 13 Short Fantasy Novels* (Crown)

1985[edit]

  • Cosmic Knights* (NAL)
  • The Hugo Winners, Volume IV* (Doubleday)
  • Young Monsters* (Harper & Row)
  • Spells* (NAL)
  • Great Science Fiction Stories by the World's Great Scientists* (Donald I. Fine)
  • Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 13 (1951)* (DAW Books)
  • Amazing Stories: Sixty Years of the Best Science Fiction* (TSR Inc.)
  • Young Ghosts* (Harper & Row)
  • Baker's Dozen: Thirteen Short Science Fiction Novels* (Crown)
  • Giants* (NAL)

1986[edit]

1987[edit]

1988[edit]

1989[edit]

1990[edit]

1991[edit]

1992[edit]

1993[edit]

Books with introduction by Asimov[edit]

  • Boardman, Barrington (1989), Flappers, Bootleggers, "Typhoid Mary" and the Bomb: An Anecdotal History of the U.S. from 1923-1945 (Harpercollins)
    • Reissued in 1992 as Isaac Asimov Presents From Harding to Hiroshima: An Anecdotal History of the United States from 1923 to 1945 (Dembner Books)

Short stories[edit]

Main article: Isaac Asimov short stories bibliography

References[edit]

Isaac Asimov was born in Petrovichi, Russia, on January 2, 1920. His family emigrated to the United States in 1923 and settled in Brooklyn, New York, where they owned and operated a candy store. Asimov became a naturalized U.S. citizen at the age of eight. As a youngster he discovered his talent for writing, producing his first original fiction at the age of eleven. He went on to become one of the world's most prolific writers, publishing nearly 500 books in his lifetime. Asimov was not only a writer; he also was a biochemist and an educator. He studied chemistry at Columbia University, earning a B.S., M.A. and Ph.D. In 1951, Asimov accepted a position as an instructor of biochemistry at Boston University's School of Medicine even though he had no practical experience in the field. His exceptional intelligence enabled him to master new systems rapidly, and he soon became a successful and distinguished professor at Columbia and even co-authored a biochemistry textbook within a few years. Asimov won numerous awards and honors for his books and stories, and he is considered to be a leading writer of the Golden Age of science fiction. While he did not invent science fiction, he helped to legitimize it by adding the narrative structure that had been missing from the traditional science fiction books of the period. He also introduced several innovative concepts, including the thematic concern for technological progress and its impact on humanity. Asimov is probably best known for his Foundation series, which includes Foundation, Foundation and Empire, and Second Foundation. In 1966, this trilogy won the Hugo award for best all-time science fiction series. In 1983, Asimov wrote an additional Foundation novel, Foundation's Edge, which won the Hugo for best novel of that year. Asimov also wrote a series of robot books that included I, Robot, and eventually he tied the two series together. He won three additional Hugos, including one awarded posthumously for the best non-fiction book of 1995, I. Asimov. "Nightfall" was chosen the best science fiction story of all time by the Science Fiction Writers of America. In 1979, Asimov wrote his autobiography, In Memory Yet Green. He continued writing until just a few years before his death from heart and kidney failure on April 6, 1992.

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