The Work of Isaac Asimov

Many people are led to thinking that pulp novels are not of good quality simply because they are misled by their prices. Yet, many of the great authors that the world has had started their careers by either writing pulp fiction novels or reading them. One of these authors is Isaac Asimov, one of the most talented authors that America has ever known. Here one can learn more about the life and work of this writer.

Isaac Asimov was one of the most popular American writers all of times, his fame being the result of his popular books on science and science fiction. He was also a professor of biochemistry at Boston University, a reason why he wrote various popular science books that could make science more attractive and better understood for different kinds of people. Its work was quite vast, estimations leading to the conclusion that he had written or edited more than 500 books and more than 9,000 letters and postcards. Most of his works were published in nine of the ten categories of the well known Dewey Decimal System.

It can truly be said that pulp books and comic magazines have had an impact on the professional development of Asimov as the author that became. He had started reading science fiction coming books ever since was very young although his father prohibited him from reading them because he thought that pulp books are trash. However, he had managed to convince his father, that the pulp magazines he was reading, namely the science fiction magazines, were educational since they contained the word ‘science’. One of the editors of some of these magazines, namely John W. Campbell is known to have had an important influence on Asimov and they had become personal friends at some point. Asimov also wrote juvenile science-fiction novels under the pen name Paul French.