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Isaac Asimov, Who Would Have Been 95 Today, Describes the Shape of History

“There are no happy endings in history, only crisis points that pass.” The author and biochemist was born 2 January 1920.

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)

Image credit: “Isaac Asimov on Throne” by Rowena Morrill – en:Image:AsimovOnThrone.png, uploaded to en:Wikipedia by en:user:Xiong 14:06, 2 April 2005. Via Wikimedia Commons.


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Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) was a prolific science fiction writer and biochemist. During his lifetime, Asimov authored or edited over 500 books and served as president of the American Humanist Association. […]

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