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D Isaac Asimov Bibliography

For a chronological listing of Asimov’s works, see Isaac Asimov bibliography (chronological).

The goal of this article is to present a complete bibliography of the books written or edited by Isaac Asimov, arranged alphabetically.[1] Since Asimov is one of the most prolific authors of all time[citation needed], and since he engaged in many collaborations with other authors, this is a substantial research project. This list may not yet be complete. The total number of books listed here is over 500. Asimov died in 1992 at age 72. A small number of these books were published posthumously.

See also Isaac Asimov book series bibliography, Isaac Asimov short stories bibliography.

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F[edit]

G[edit]

  • Galaxies
  • The Genetic Code
  • The Genetic Effects of Radiation
  • Ghosts
  • Giants
  • Ginn Science Program (Advanced A, Advanced B, Intermediate A, Intermediate B, Intermediate C)
  • The Gods Themselves
  • Gold
  • The Golden Door: The United States from 1865 to 1918
  • Good Taste
  • Great Ideas of Science
  • Great Science Fiction Stories by the World's Great Scientists
  • The Greeks: A Great Adventure
  • A Grossery of Limericks (with John Ciardi)

H[edit]

  • Hallucination Orbit
  • Have You Seen These?
  • The Heavenly Host
  • Henry Hudson: Arctic Explorer and North American Adventurer
  • The History of Biology (chart)
  • The History of Chemistry (chart)
  • The History of Mathematics (chart)
  • The History of Physics
  • Hound Dunnit
  • How Did We Find Out about (Our) Genes?
  • How Did We Find Out about Antarctica?
  • How Did We Find Out about Atoms?
  • How Did We Find Out about Black Holes?
  • How Did We Find Out about Blood?
  • How Did We Find Out about Coal?
  • How Did We Find Out about Comets?
  • How Did We Find Out about Computers?
  • How Did We Find Out about Dinosaurs?
  • How Did We Find Out about DNA?
  • How Did We Find Out about Earthquakes?
  • How Did We Find Out about Electricity?
  • How Did We Find Out about Energy?
  • How Did We Find Out about Germs?
  • How Did We Find Out about Lasers?
  • How Did We Find Out about Life in the Deep Sea?
  • How Did We Find Out about Microwaves?
  • How Did We Find Out about Neptune?
  • How Did We Find Out about Nuclear Power?
  • How Did We Find Out about Numbers?
  • How Did We Find Out about Oil?
  • How Did We Find Out about Our Human Roots?
  • How Did We Find Out about Outer Space?
  • How Did We Find Out about Photosynthesis?
  • How Did We Find Out about Pluto?
  • How Did We Find Out about Robots?
  • How Did We Find Out about Solar Power?
  • How Did We Find Out about Sunshine?
  • How Did We Find Out about Superconductivity?
  • How Did We Find Out about the Atmosphere?
  • How Did We Find Out about the Beginnings of Life?
  • How Did We Find Out about the Brain?
  • How Did We Find Out about the Speed of Light?
  • How Did We Find Out about the Universe?
  • How Did We Find Out about Vitamins
  • How Did We Find Out about Volcanoes?
  • How Did We Find Out the Earth Is Round?
  • How to Enjoy Writing: A Book of Aid and Comfort
  • How Was the Universe Born?
  • The Hugo Winners
  • The Hugo Winners Volume Two
  • The Hugo Winners Volume Three
  • The Hugo Winners Volume Four
  • The Hugo Winners Volume Five
  • The Human Body
  • The Human Brain

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J[edit]

  • Jupiter, the Largest Planet
  • Jupiter, the Spotted Giant

K[edit]

  • The Key Word and Other Mysteries
  • Kinetics of the Reaction Inactivation of Tyrosinase During Its Catalysis of the Aerobic Oxidation of Catechol (Asimov's doctoral dissertation)
  • The Kingdom of the Sun (1960, history of astronomy)
  • The Kite that Won the Revolution

L[edit]

  • The Land of Canaan
  • The Last Man on Earth
  • Laughing Space, with Janet Jeppson
  • Lecherous Limericks
  • The Left Hand of the Electron
  • Library of the Universe (32 astronomy volumes, ages 9–12)[5][6]
    • Ancient Astronomy
    • The Asteroids
    • Astronomy Today
    • The Birth and Death of Stars
    • Colonizing the Planets and Stars
    • Comets and Meteors
    • Did Comets Kill the Dinosaurs?
    • Earth: Our Home Base
    • The Earth's Moon
    • The Future in Space
    • How Was The Universe Born?
    • Is There Life on Other Planets?
    • Jupiter: The Spotted Giant
    • Mars: Our Mysterious Neighbor
    • Mercury: The Quick Planet
    • Mythology and the Universe
    • Neptune: The Farthest Giant
    • Our Milky Way and Other Galaxies
    • Our Solar System
    • Piloted Space Flights
    • Pluto: A Double Planet?
    • Quasars, Pulsars and Black Holes
    • Rockets, Probes, and Satellites
    • Saturn: The Ringed Beauty
    • Science Fiction, Science Fact
    • Space Garbage
    • The Space Spotter's Guide
    • The Sun
    • Unidentified Flying Objects
    • Uranus: The Sideways Planet
    • Venus: A Shrouded Mystery
    • The World's Space Programs
  • Life and Energy
  • Life and Time
  • Light
  • Limericks: Too Gross, with John Ciardi
  • Little Treasury of Dinosaurs (5 Vols.)
  • Living in the Future
  • The Living River (or The Bloodstream: River Of Life)
  • Lucky Starr and the Big Sun of Mercury, as Paul French
  • Lucky Starr and the Moons of Jupiter, (as Paul French)
  • Lucky Starr and the Oceans of Venus, (as Paul French)
  • Lucky Starr and the Pirates of the Asteroids, (as Paul French)
  • Lucky Starr and the Rings of Saturn, (as Paul French)

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O[edit]

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R[edit]

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T[edit]

  • Tales of the Black Widowers
  • Tantalizing Locked Room Mysteries
  • Think about Space: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?
  • The Thirteen Crimes of Science Fiction
  • Thirteen Horrors of Halloween
  • Those Amazing Electronic Thinking Machines
  • Three by Asimov
  • Through a Glass, Clearly
  • Tin Stars
  • To the Ends of the Universe
  • Today and Tomorrow And--
  • Tomorrow's Children
  • Towards Tomorrow
  • The Tragedy of the Moon
  • TV: 2000
  • The Twelve Crimes of Christmas
  • The Twelve Frights of Christmas
  • Twentieth Century Discovery
  • The Tyrannosaurus Prescription and One Hundred Other Science Essays

U[edit]

  • The Ugly Little Boy (with Robert Silverberg)
  • Understanding Physics, Volume One: Motion, Sound and Heat
  • Understanding Physics, Volume Two: Light, Magnetism and Electricity
  • Understanding Physics, Volume Three: The Electron, Proton, and Neutron
  • Unidentified Flying Objects
  • The Union Club Mysteries
  • The Universe From Flat Earth to Quasar
  • Uranus: The Sideways Planet

V[edit]

  • Venus, Near Neighbor of the Sun
  • Venus: A Shrouded Mystery
  • View from a Height
  • Views of the Universe
  • Visions of Fantasy: Tales from the Masters
  • Visions of the Universe

W[edit]

  • The Wellsprings of Life
  • What Causes Acid Rain?
  • What Is a Shooting Star?
  • What Is an Eclipse?
  • What Makes the Sun Shine?
  • What's Happening to the Ozone Layer?
  • Where Do We Go from Here?
  • Where Does Garbage Go?
  • A Whiff of Death (originally published as The Death Dealers)
  • Who Done It?
  • Why Are Animals Endangered?
  • Why Are Some Beaches Oily?
  • Why Are the Rain Forests Vanishing?
  • Why Are Whales Vanishing?
  • Why Do Stars Twinkle?
  • Why Do We Have Different Seasons?
  • Why Does Litter Cause Problems?
  • Why Does the Moon Change Shape?
  • Why Is the Air Dirty?
  • The Winds of Change and Other Stories
  • Witches
  • Wizards
  • Words from History
  • Words from the Exodus
  • Words from the Myths
  • Words in Genesis
  • Words of Science and the History behind Them
  • Words on the Map
  • The World of Carbon
  • The World of Nitrogen
  • The World's Space Programs
  • Worlds within Worlds

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Y[edit]

  • Young Extraterrestrials
  • Young Ghosts
  • Young Monsters
  • Young Mutants
  • Young Star Travelers
  • Young Witches and Warlocks
  • Yours, Isaac Asimov
  • Youth (Asimov short story)

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Asimov’s Bibliography


BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ISAAC ASIMOV

There are 515 items in Isaac Asimov’s bibliography. Here is this great catalogue:

Science fiction

“Greater Foundation” series

The Robot series was originally separate from the Foundation series. The Galactic Empire novels were originally published as independent stories. Later in life, Asimov synthesized them into a single coherent ‘history’ that appeared in the extension of the Foundation series.

Foundation series

Isaac Asimov’s Robot Series

Isaac Asimov’s Galactic Empire Series

The Robot series:

The Caves of Steel (1954), ISBN 0-553-29340-0 (first Elijah Baley SF-crime novel)

The Naked Sun (1957), ISBN 0-553-29339-7 (second Elijah Baley SF-crime novel)

The Robots of Dawn (1983), ISBN 0-553-29949-2 (third Elijah Baley SF-crime novel)

Robots and Empire (1985) (sequel to the Elijah Baley trilogy)

Galactic Empire series:

Pebble in the Sky (1950), ISBN 0-553-29342-7

The Stars, Like Dust (1951), ISBN 0-553-29343-5

The Currents of Space (1952), ISBN 0-553-29341-9

Original Foundation trilogy:

Foundation (1951), ISBN 0-553-29335-4

Foundation and Empire (1952), ISBN 0-553-29337-0, Published with the title ‘The Man Who Upset the Universe’ as a 35c Ace paperback, D-125, in about 1952.

Second Foundation (1953), ISBN 0-553-29336-2

Extended Foundation series:

Foundation’s Edge (1982), ISBN 0-553-29338-9

Foundation and Earth (1986), ISBN 0-553-58757-9 (last of the Foundation series)

Prelude to Foundation (1988), ISBN 0-553-27839-8 (occurs before “Foundation”)

Forward the Foundation (1993), ISBN 0-553-40488-1 (occurs after “Prelude to Foundation” and before “Foundation”)

Further Extended Foundation series — Second Foundation trilogy:

[With approval of the Estate of Isaac Asimov]:

Foundation’s Fear (1997), ISBN 0-06-105243-4 hardcover (by Gregory Benford)

Foundation and Chaos (1998), ISBN 0-06-105242-6 hardcover (by Greg Bear)

Foundation’s Triumph (1999), ISBN 0-06-105241-8 hardcover (by David Brin)

Lucky Starr series (as Paul French)

David Starr, Space Ranger (1952)
Lucky Starr and the Pirates of the Asteroids (1953)
Lucky Starr and the Oceans of Venus (1954)
Lucky Starr and the Big Sun of Mercury (1956)
Lucky Starr and the Moons of Jupiter (1957)
Lucky Starr and the Rings of Saturn (1958)

Norby Chronicles (with Janet Asimov)

Norby, the Mixed-Up Robot (1983)
Norby’s Other Secret (1984)
Norby and the Lost Princess (1985)
Norby and the Invaders (1985)
Norby and the Queen’s Necklace (1986)
Norby Finds a Villain (1987)
Norby Down to Earth (1988)
Norby and Yobo’s Great Adventure (1989)
Norby and the Oldest Dragon (1990)
Norby and the Court Jester (1991)

Novels not part of a series

Novels marked with an asterisk * have minor connections to the Foundation series.

The End of Eternity (1955) *
Fantastic Voyage (1966) (a novelization of the movie)
The Gods Themselves (1972)
Fantastic Voyage II: Destination Brain (1987) (not a sequel to Fantastic Voyage, but a similar, independent story)
Nemesis (1989) *
Nightfall (1990), with Robert Silverberg
The Ugly Little Boy (1992), with Robert Silverberg (aka: Child of Time)
The Positronic Man (1993), with Robert Silverberg

Short story collections

See also List of short stories by Isaac Asimov.

I, Robot (1950), ISBN 0-553-29438-5
The Martian Way and Other Stories (1955), ISBN 0-837-60463-X
Earth Is Room Enough (1957), ISBN 0-449-24125-4
Nine Tomorrows (1959), ISBN 0-449-24084-3
The Rest of the Robots (1964), ISBN 0-385-09041-2
Through a Glass, Clearly (1967), ISBN 0-860-25124-1
Nightfall and Other Stories (1969), ISBN 0-449-01969-1
The Early Asimov (1972), ISBN 0-449-02850-X
The Best of Isaac Asimov (1973), ISBN 0-722-11256-4
Buy Jupiter and Other Stories (1975, ISBN 0-385-05077-1
The Bicentennial Man and Other Stories (1976), ISBN 0-575-02240-X
The Complete Robot (1982)
The Winds of Change and Other Stories (1983), ISBN 0-385-18099-3
The Alternate Asimovs (1986), ISBN 0-385-19784-5
The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov (1986)
Robot Dreams (1986), ISBN 0-441-73154-6
Azazel (1988)
Robot Visions (1990) ISBN 0-451-45064-7
Gold (1995), ISBN 0-553-28339-1
Magic (1995), ISBN 0-002-24622-8

Mysteries

Novels

The Death Dealers (1958), republished as A Whiff of Death
Murder at the ABA (1976), also published as Authorized Murder
Short story collections

Black Widowers series

Tales of the Black Widowers (1974)
More Tales of the Black Widowers (1976)
Casebook of the Black Widowers (1980)
Banquets of the Black Widowers (1984)
Puzzles of the Black Widowers (1990)
The Return of the Black Widowers (2003)

Other mysteries

Asimov’s Mysteries (1968)
The Key Word and Other Mysteries (1977)
The Union Club Mysteries (1983)
The Disappearing Man and Other Mysteries (1985)
The Best Mysteries of Isaac Asimov (1986)

Nonfiction

Popular science

Collections of Asimov's essays — originally published as monthly columns in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.

Fact and Fancy (1962)
View from a Height (1963)
Adding a Dimension (1964)
Of Time, Space, & Other Things (1965)
From Earth to Heaven (1966)
Science, Numbers and I (1968)
The Solar System and Back (1970)
The Stars in Their Courses (1971)
The Left Hand of the Electron (1972)
The Tragedy of the Moon (1973)
Of Matters Great & Small (1975)
The Planet that Wasn’t (1976)
Quasar, Quasar, Burning Bright (1977)
Road to Infinity (1979)
The Sun Shines Bright (1981)
Counting the Eons (1983)
X Stands for Unknown (1984)
The Subatomic Monster (1985)
Far as Human Eye Could See (1987)
The Relativity of Wrong (1988)
Out of the Everywhere (1990)
The Secret of the Universe (1990)
Other science books by Asimov
The Chemicals of Life (1954)
Inside the Atom (1956)
Only a Trillion (1957)
The World of Carbon (1958)
The World of Nitrogen (1958)
Words of Science and the History Behind Them (1959)
The Clock We Live On (1959)
Asimov on Numbers (1959)
The Wellsprings of Life (1960)
Life and Energy (1962)
The Human Body: Its Structure and Operation (1963)
The Human Brain (1964)
The Intelligent Man’s Guide to Science (1965)
The title varied with each of the four editions, the last being Asimov’s New Guide to Science (1984)
Planets for Man (with Stephen H. Dole)
The Universe: From Flat Earth to Quasar (1966)
The Neutrino (1966)
Is Anyone There? (1967), ISBN 0385084013
Photosynthesis (1968)
Isaac Asimov’s Treasury of Humor (1971)
Our World in Space (1974)
Please Explain (1975)
Asimov On Physics (1976)
The Collapsing Universe (1977), ISBN 0-671-81738-8
Extraterrestrial Civilizations (1979)
Visions of the Universe with coauthor Kazuaki Iwasaki (1981)
Exploring the Earth and the Cosmos (1982)
Understanding Physics (1988) [1966]
Vol. I, Motion, Sound, and Heat
Vol. II, Light, Magnetism, and Electricity
Vol. III, The Electron, Proton, and Neutron
Asimov’s Chronology of Science and Discovery (1989), second edition adds content thru 1993
Asimov’s Chronology of the World (1991)
Isaac Asimov’s Guide to Earth and Space (1991)
Atom: Journey Across the Subatomic Cosmos (1991)
Asimov Laughs Again (1992)
Quasars, Pulsars and Black Holes (1992)
The Sun (2003), revised by Richard Hantula
Jupiter (2004), revised by Richard Hantula
The Earth (2004), revised by Richard Hantula
Venus (2004), revised by Richard Hantula

Other science books by Asimov

The Chemicals of Life (1954)
Inside the Atom (1956)
Only a Trillion (1957)
The World of Carbon (1958)
The World of Nitrogen (1958)
Words of Science and the History Behind Them (1959)
The Clock We Live On (1959)
Asimov on Numbers (1959)
The Wellsprings of Life (1960)
Life and Energy (1962)
The Human Body: Its Structure and Operation (1963)
The Human Brain (1964)
The Intelligent Man’s Guide to Science (1965)
The title varied with each of the four editions, the last being Asimov’s New Guide to Science (1984)
Planets for Man (with Stephen H. Dole)
The Universe: From Flat Earth to Quasar (1966)
The Neutrino (1966)
Is Anyone There? (1967), ISBN 0385084013
Photosynthesis (1968)
Isaac Asimov’s Treasury of Humor (1971)
Our World in Space (1974)
Please Explain (1975)
Asimov On Physics (1976)
The Collapsing Universe (1977), ISBN 0-671-81738-8
Extraterrestrial Civilizations (1979)
Visions of the Universe with coauthor Kazuaki Iwasaki (1981)
Exploring the Earth and the Cosmos (1982)
Understanding Physics (1988) [1966]
Vol. I, Motion, Sound, and Heat
Vol. II, Light, Magnetism, and Electricity
Vol. III, The Electron, Proton, and Neutron
Asimov’s Chronology of Science and Discovery (1989), second edition adds content thru 1993
Asimov’s Chronology of the World (1991)
Isaac Asimov’s Guide to Earth and Space (1991)
Atom: Journey Across the Subatomic Cosmos (1991)
Asimov Laughs Again (1992)
Quasars, Pulsars and Black Holes (1992)
The Sun (2003), revised by Richard Hantula
Jupiter (2004), revised by Richard Hantula
The Earth (2004), revised by Richard Hantula
Venus (2004), revised by Richard Hantula

Annotations

Asimov’s Annotated “Don Juan”
Asimov’s Annotated “Paradise Lost”
Asimov’s Annotated “Gilbert and Sullivan”
Asimov’s The Annotated “Gulliver’s Travels”

Guides

Asimov’s Guide to the Bible, vols I and II (1981), ISBN 0-517-34582-X
Asimov’s Guide to Shakespeare, vols I and II (1970), ISBN 0-517-26825-6

Autobiography

In Memory Yet Green, (1979, Doubleday)
In Joy Still Felt, (1980, Doubleday)
I. Asimov: A Memoir, (1994, Doubleday)

Other nonfiction

Opus 100 (1969), ISBN 0-395-07351-0
The Sensuous Dirty Old Man (1971), ISBN 0-451-07199-9
Asimov’s Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (1972), ISBN 0-385-17771-2
Lecherous Limericks (1976), ISBN 0-449-22841-X
More Lecherous Limericks (1976), ISBN 0-802-77102-5
Still More Lecherous Limericks (1977), ISBN 0-802-77106-8
Opus 200 (1979), ISBN 0-395-27625-X
Our Federal Union (1975), ISBN 0-395-2283-3
Isaac Asimov’s Book of Facts (1979), ISBN 0-517-36111-6
A Grossery of Limericks, with John Ciardi (1981), ISBN 0-393-33112-1
The Roving Mind (1983) (collection of essays). New edition published by Prometheus Books, 1997, ISBN 1-573-92181-5
Opus 300 (1984), ISBN 0-395-36108-7
Limericks, Two Gross, with John Ciardi (1985), ISBN 0-393-04530-7

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