PERIODIC TABLE OF MYSTERY AUTHORS



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Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov (2 Jan 1920-1992): Born in Russia, this famous American Biochemistry professor, editor, science fiction author, and science writer was one of the most prolific writers of all time, and published more books on more different subjects than any author in history. For more on his contributions to Science Fiction, see Asimov's Science Fiction. In the Mystery field, he is best known for 5 novels, and the series character Elijah Baley, whose sidekick R. Daneel Olivaw is the first robot detective in fiction. The three novels with Elijah Baley successfully combine Mystery and Science Fiction: * The Caves of Steel * The Naked Sun * The Robots of Dawn His other mystery novels included: * The Death Dealers [New York: Avon, 1958; as A Whiff of Air, London: Gollancz, 1968] * Murder at the ABA [New York: Doubleday, 1976; as Authorized Murder, London: Gollancz, 1976] which he told Your Humble Webmaster was the favorite of all his novels He also had a popular series of short stories "The Black Widowers", in which clever crime plots discussed in a men's club are solved by the waiter. His short stories in the Crime genre are collected in: * Asimov's Mysteries [New York: Doubleday, 1968] * Tales of the The Black Widowers [New York: Doubleday, 1975] * More Tales of The Black Widowers [New York: Doubleday, 1976] * Casebook of The Black Widowers [New York: Doubleday, 1980] * The Union Club Mysteries [New York: Doubleday, 1983] * Banquets of The Black Widowers [New York: Doubleday, 1984] Isaac Asimov: Mike's Science Fiction Links Isaac Asimov @ MGrost In the Periodic Table of the Elements, "As" stands for Arsenic. In the Periodic Table of the Mystery Authors, "As" stands for Isaac Asimov! Honorable Mentions: Return to Mystery/Detective Table of Contents Return to PERIODIC TABLE OF MYSTERY AUTHORS [Grateful acknowledgment to Professor Erich Friedman for his permission for me to use the table structure and color GIFs of the Periodic Table, above, whose Mystery Author roll-over status names and correlation of Element Abbreviations with Mystery Author names are not the fault of Professor Erich Friedman but purely the work of Professor Jonathan Vos Post]