Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) was a professor of biochemistry who achieved fame as one of the seminal authors of science-fiction's Golden Age during the mid-20th century. Asimov served as president of the American Humanist Association, vice president of MENSA, and is the namesake of numerous awards and prizes. He would have been 95-years-old today.
"There are no happy endings in history, only crisis points that pass."
Source: The Gods Themselves (1972) (via Wikiquote)