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Science Fiction Museum calls for nominees

SEATTLE, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- The Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame expanded its categories Wednesday and called for nominations for its first honors to be announced in Seattle.

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Robert A. Heinlein's first novel unearthed

NEW YORK, March 10 (UPI) -- U.S. science fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein's first book, the prophetic "For Us, The Living," has been published after being lost for more than 60 years.

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Today is Sunday, April 6, the 96th day of 2003 with 269 to follow.
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Lasers may power nano-motors

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 23 (UPI) -- Laser light may be the fuel of the future for nanotech robots and motorized tools so small they can manipulate individual cells and molecules, researchers at Ha
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Today is Saturday, April 6, the 96th day of 2002 with 269 to follow. The moon is waning, moving toward its new phase.
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Isaac Asimov ( /ˈaɪzək ˈæzɨməv/ eye-zək az-i-məv; born Isaak Yudovich Ozimov, Russian: Исаак Юдович Озимов; Yiddish: אייזיק יודאָוויטש אסימאוו; c. January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was an American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. Asimov was one of the most prolific writers of all time, having written or edited more than 500 books and over 9,000 letters and postcards. His works have been published in nine of the ten major categories of the Dewey Decimal System (The sole exception being the 100s: philosophy and psychology, although he did write a foreword for The Humanist Way, which is published in the 100s).

Isaac Asimov is widely considered a master of hard science fiction and, along with Robert A. Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke, he was considered one of the "Big Three" science fiction writers during his lifetime. Asimov's most famous work is the Foundation Series; his other major series are the Galactic Empire series and the Robot series, both of which he later tied into the same fictional universe as the Foundation Series to create a unified "future history" for his stories much like those pioneered by Robert A. Heinlein and previously produced by Cordwainer Smith and Poul Anderson. He wrote many short stories, among them "Nightfall", which in 1964 was voted by the Science Fiction Writers of America the best short science fiction story of all time. Asimov wrote the Lucky Starr series of juvenile science-fiction novels using the pen name Paul French.

The prolific Asimov also wrote mysteries and fantasy, as well as much non-fiction. Most of his popular science books explain scientific concepts in a historical way, going as far back as possible to a time when the science in question was at its simplest stage. He often provides nationalities, birth dates, and death dates for the scientists he mentions, as well as etymologies and pronunciation guides for technical terms. Examples include his Guide to Science, the three volume set Understanding Physics, Asimov's Chronology of Science and Discovery, as well as numerous works on astronomy, mathematics, the Bible, William Shakespeare's works and, of course, chemistry subjects.

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