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Isaac Asimov Background

Born: October 4th, 1919 in the SSR

Died: April 6th, 1992 in New York City

Moved to United States at age 3

Attended high school in Brooklyn, New York

Earned a PhD in biochemistry at Columbia University

Served 9 months in the U.S. Army after being drafted in 1945


Had two children with ex-wife Gertrude Blugerman

Died of kidney failure
                                                                              
Awards

Some of Asimov's awards include;

1963- special Hugo Award for "adding science to science fiction"

1966- Best All-Time Novel Series Hugo Award for the Foundation series

1972 – Nebula Award for Best Novel for The Gods Themselves
1973- Hugo Award for Best Novel for The Gods Themselves
1983- Hugo Award for Best Novel for Founations Edge
 
1995 – Hugo Award for Best Nonfiction for I. Asimov: A Memoir