Heinemann/Octopus, NY, 1987. Black boards, gilt letters. Very minor spine bumping, hd & ft, corners sharp. Crisp white pages, w/o markings. Book is tightly bound, appears un-read. DJ has minor creasing along edges, mainly at top. Bright, colorful & attractive. In a Brodart sleeve. 864 pages.
A very nice copy; contains complete and unabridged copies of "The Foundation Trilogy"; "The Stars, Like Dust"; "The Naked Sun"; and "I, Robot".
Isaac Asimov (born Isaak Yudovich Ozimov; circa January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was an American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. Asimov was prolific and wrote or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. His books have been published in 9 of the 10 major categories of the Dewey Decimal Classification.
Asimov is widely considered a master of hard science fiction, and along with Robert A. Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke, was considered one of the "Big Three" science fiction writers during his lifetime. His most famous work is the Foundation Series; his other major series are the Galactic Empire series and the Robot series. The Galactic Empire novels are explicitly set in earlier history of the same fictional universe as the Foundation series. Later, beginning with Foundation's Edge, he linked this distant future to the Robot and Spacer stories, creating a unified "future history" for his stories much like those pioneered by Robert A. Heinlein, and previously produced by Cordwainer Smith and Poul Anderson.
He wrote hundreds of short stories, including the social science fiction "Nightfall", which in 1964 was voted by the Science Fiction Writers of America the best short science fiction story of all time. Asimov wrote the Lucky Starr series of juvenile science-fiction novels using the pen name Paul French.