Isaac Asimov (January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was an American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University. He was known for his works of science fiction and popular science. Asimov wrote hard science fiction and, along with Robert A. Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke, he was considered one of the "Big Three" science fiction writers during his lifetime.
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It seems to me that God is a convenient invention of the human mind
Well I can type all day without getting tired. [In response to a question as to which he preferred women or writing]
If I were not an atheist I would believe in a God who would choose to save people on the basis of the totality of their lives and not the pattern of their words. I think he would prefer an honest and righteous atheist to a TV preacher whose every word is God God God and whose every deed is foul foul foul.
Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable solutions are not.
What I will be remembered for are the Foundation Trilogy and the Three Laws of Robotics. What I want to be remembered for is no one book or no dozen books. Any single thing I have written can be paralleled or even surpassed by something someone else has done. However my total corpus for quantity quality and variety can be duplicated by no one else. That is what I want to be remembered for.
The trouble is that racial stereotypes unfavourable to everyone but white men of northwest European extraction were completely accepted and indeed scarcely noted in those days of only forty years ago [the 1930s] (except perhaps by the members of the groups victimized thereby).
Though science can cause problems it is not by ignorance that we will solve them.
When I read about the way in which library funds are being cut and cut I can only think that American society has found one more way to destroy itself.
Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today -- but the core of science fiction its essence has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all.