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Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) was a well-known American science fiction writer active during the Golden Age of Science and beyond. He has been described as one of the "Big Three" classic SF writers, along with Arthur C. Clarke and Robert A Heinlein. He also wrote mysteries and nonfiction, including commentary on science fiction fandom. See Wikipedia for more.
In SF he is best known for his Foundation series, his robot stories, inventing the word robotics, and inventing "the three laws of robotics".