Isaac Asimov the Great

Isaac Asimov. The man, the mind, the side burns. Undoubtedly one of the greatest science fiction writers of all time. And also, wonderfully, an old BU professor of biochemistry who left Mugar library a vast collection of manuscripts, notebooks, letters, etc. This is a man of almost endless abilities who surprises us with every fact we learn about him. Did you know, for example, that he wrote a guide to reading Shakespeare?

Considering Asimov´s incredible output, it may come as no surprise to learn that he’s written much more than just sci-fi. In fact, he’s the only sci-fi writer in history to have been published in nine out of ten major categories of the Dewey Decimal Classification, which organizes library materials by discipline or field of study. Some of his other works include The Intelligent Man’s Guide to Science, Extraterrestrial Civilizations and Asimov’s Guide to Shakespeare. Now that’s what you call a real renaissance man’s workload.

This and six other reasons from this article from the blog ink Tank establish reasons Asimov is not just a great, but the great. The best of all the science fiction writers, the best of more than just science fiction writing.

But what do you think scholar? Is there someone else who deserves this title more? Let us know below!

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