Isaac Asimov

Although Isaac Asimov was talented in many types of writing, he is probably most recognized for his writings in science-fiction. During his lifetime, Asimov wrote many books and short stories. The Foundation Series is one of his best known works.

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What genre was Isaac Asimov?

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Isaac Asimov wrote in every Dewey Decimal category of nonfiction. He even wrote joke books, Shakespeare criticisms, and Bible study books.
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What is the theme of the short story The Fun They Had by Isaac Asimov?

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The theme is probably something like "The influence of technology on society." The story is kind of autopian story, but from the perspective of the children who are the main characters of the story, it is a dystopia, since they thought there was so much more fun back in the days when there were classrooms... but the whole story circles around the theme of technology and how children in this version of the future and how children today interact with that. t l l c
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What is the theme of 'The Fun they Had' by Isaac Asimov?

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Margie Jones is an eleven-year-old girl in the year 2157. Her friend Tommy, who is thirteen, has found an old-fashioned book, with pages that always say the same thing, unlike the computer screens she is used to. Tommy tells her that in the old days, teachers were not computerized instruction machines, like she is used to, but were humans who would teach students by telling them things. Tommy further explains that in the old days, students were not taught in their homes, but gathered together in special buildings called schools where the human teachers would teach groups of students all at once. Later, as Margie sits in front of her teacher and listens to it talk about fractions, she thinks about how much children in the old days must have loved going to school, and about the fun they had.
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In Isaac Asimov's robot books what are the 3 laws?

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Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics: 1--A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. 2--A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. 3--A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law. The novel "Robots And Empire" added a prequel, "Zeroth" law, due to the robot Giskard's ability to abstract a concept of "humanity" as being more important than an individual human; the Zeroth Law reads: 0-- A robot may not injure humanity or, through inaction, allow humanity to come to harm. (and the Three Laws are amended to not conflict with the Zeroth Law.)
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What is the plot of the short story The Fun They Had by Isaac Asimov?

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The plot is basically that the children in the future find out about the way things are now, and think that kids today had so much more fun than they do in the future.
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How many books has Isaac Asimov written?

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Answer Isaac Asimov wrote 515 books in 75 years. Isaac Asimov is one of the best sci-fi authors ever! Asimov's 1st book "Pebble in the Sky" was published in 1950 and Dr Asimov passed away in 1992. So the 515 (and still counting) books was written over 42 years!
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Who is the protogonist of the story Too Bad by Isaac Asimov?

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Mike is the protagonist of the story. A hero should protect those who trust him and Mike did it.
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What is the genre for Asimov?

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Isaac Asimov wrote a large number of childrens' science books as well as text books.
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In which Isaac Asimov novel does Dr Fastolfe first appear?

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Dr. Fastolfe first appears in Isaac Asimov's book "The Caves of Steel"
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Are there any loopholes in Asimov's three laws of robotics?

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Robots that were advanced enough could change their programming. Robots could not follow the laws if information was kept from them. The laws were literary devices.
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What is the climax for rain rain go away by Isaac Asimov?

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I'm not 100% sure, but i think it's the thunderstorm at the carnival. Hope this helps
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Where did Isaac Asimov grow up?

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He was born in Russia but moved at the age of 3 in Brooklyn, New York. The late Dr. Asimov was raised in New York City, where he had immigrated to from the Soviet Union at the age of three.
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Did Isaac Asimov die of AIDS?

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Yes, he did. He received an HIV tainted transfusion of blood when he was operated on for a triple bypass in 1982.
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What is Isaac Asimov's birthday?

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Isaac Asimov was born on January 2, 1920.
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What is Isaac Asimov's 2nd law of robotics?

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A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
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Was I Robot by Isaac Asimov originally a short story or novel?

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A short story, but it depends on what you mean. Isaac Asimov wrote a story about a robot named Robbie, and it was a short story. The short story was included in a collection that the publisher called I, Robot (even though Isaac Asimov didn't agree with the title, since there was already a Sci Fi short story with that name that Asimov had read). Isaac Asimov's story, originally called Robbie, was expanded and published under a couple of different names after that, and the ideas behind the story were expanded into several novels in Asimov's robot series. I robot is a collection of nine short stories woven together as if a single narrator is telling the stories to a newspaper report.
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Isaac Asimov is known for what literature?

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While he is primarily known for his science fiction, Asimov wrote books in every genre, including mysteries, factual books and humor.