Isaac Asimov (1920-1992), one of the "Big Three" science fiction masters of his time (along with Robert Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke), is best known for his Robot, Galactic Empire, and Foundation series.
Michael Dirda is a Pulitzer Prize-winning critic for The
Washington Post and the author of the memoir An Open
Book and of four collections of essays: Readings, Bound to
Please, Book by Book, and Classics for Pleasure.