Isaac Asimov was born in 1920 in Petrovichi, Russia, to a Jewish family. When he was three years old, his family immigrated to the United States, and they settled in Brooklyn, New York. Asimov became a naturalized United States citizen in 1957. He was a prolific writer, and he published more than 500 books in his lifetime.
Asimov was a science fiction writer, and he is best known for his novels such as "I, Robot" and "The Foundation Trilogy." He also wrote non-fiction books on science, including "Asimov's Guide to Science." He was a popular science lecturer, and he gave more than 1,000 lectures in his lifetime.
Asimov was a lifelong atheist, and he was one of the signers of the Humanist Manifesto. He was also a founding member of the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal.
Asimov died in 1992 at the age of 72. He left behind a legacy as one of the most prolific and popular science fiction writers of all time.