Asimov, Isaac. I, Asimov: A Memoir. New York: Doubleday, 1994. Spans his entire life in more introspective and anecdotal form.
Asimov, Isaac. Asimov’s Galaxy. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1989. Compilation of sixty-six essays presents readers with Asimov’s unique perspective on a genre to which he made many important contributions. Topics addressed include religion and science fiction, women and science fiction, time travel, science-fiction editors, and magazine covers. Particularly interesting are the items in the final section, “Science Fiction and I,” in which Asimov writes frankly about his life and work.
Asimov, Isaac. In Memory Yet Green: The Autobiography of Isaac Asimov, 1920-1954. New York: Doubleday, 1979. Asimov’s autobiographies are the three best sources about the life and times of this author. Covers Asimov’s life through 1954.
Asimov, Isaac. In Joy Still Felt: The Autobiography of Isaac Asimov, 1954-1978. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1980. Continues from 1954 to 1974 and provides vignettes of the publishing world and other science-fiction authors.
“A Celebration of Isaac Asimov: A Man for the Universe.” Skeptical Inquirer 17 (Fall, 1992): 30-47. Praises Asimov as a master science educator, perhaps the best of all time, given that he was responsible for teaching science to millions of people. Includes tributes from Arthur C. Clarke, Frederik Pohl, Harlan Ellison, L. Sprague de Camp, Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould, Martin Gardner, Paul Kurtz, Donald Goldsmith, James Randi, and E. C. Krupp.
Chambers, Bette. “Isaac Asimov: A One-Man Renaissance.” Humanist 53 (March/April, 1993): 6-8. Discusses Asimov’s stature as a humanist and his presidency of the American Humanist Association. Also addresses Asimov’s support for the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal and his thoughts on censorship and creationism, pseudoscience, and scientific orthodoxy.
Fiedler, Jean, and Jim Mele. Isaac Asimov. New York: Frederick Ungar,...