Dr. Isaac Asimov First Edition Nine Tomorrows 1959 Canvas Wrap
Length: 5 inches
Width: 7 inches
Isaac Asimov: Astounding Author
Russian born, Isaac Asimov was a renowned American author and biochemist.
He’s most well known for his wildly successful science fiction career throughout which he wrote or edited about 500 volumes.
Brought to the U.S. at age three, Asimov grew up in Brooklyn, New York, graduating from Columbia University in 1939 and earning a PhD in chemistry in 1948.
From there, he joined the faculty of Boston University and remained associated with the institution until his death in 1992.
Asimov began his career in fiction by contributing stories to science-fiction magazines in 1939.
His first story, “Marooned off Vesta”, was sold to Amazing Stories but Asimov would become most associated with Astounding Science-Fiction.
The author rose to prominence with his 1941 story “Nightfall”, about a planet that experiences darkness only once every 2,049 years.
The short story saw him rise quickly in renown and is, to this day, considered one of science fiction’s best short stories.
3 Laws of Robotics
1940 saw Asimov begin work on his robot series that would be later collected in “I, Robot” in 1950. In the series, the author outlined his now-famous Three Laws of Robotics:
-A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm;
-A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law; and
-A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.
In developing this set of ethics, Asimov shifted the genre, influencing other authors’ treatments of the subject. During the process, he coined the term 'Robotics'.
Next in his slew of influential works came “The Encyclopedists” in 1942 which would herald the beginning of his Foundation series.
This fictional universe was loosely modelled after the fall of the Roman Empire, beginning in the final days of the Galactic Empire.
Foundation of Future Success
The Foundation stories, written between 1942 and 1949 would go on to be collected as the Foundation trilogy which would win a special Hugo Award for best science fiction series of all time in 1966.
Asimov’s most popular works are undoubtedly those in the Foundation and robot series but he was also a prolific nonfiction writer.
Between 1958 and 1991 he wrote a monthly column in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction which went on to receive a special Hugo Award in 1963.
He wrote on various scientific topics including chemistry, physics, and biology as well as delving into literature and religion.
The famous image of Isaac Asimov depicted on this high-quality canvas first appeared on the book jacket of the Doubleday first edition of “Nine Tomorrows” in 1959.
“Nine Tomorrows” is a collection of nine short works of fiction and two pieces of comic verse all published in magazines between 1956 and 1958, excluding the final poem which was original to the collection.
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This premium canvas wrap is:
- 100% Cotton fabric
- Recycled plastic frame
- High image quality and detail
- For indoor use
Original Photo taken By Phillip Leonian from the New York World-Telegram and Sun – United States Library of Congress. Public Domain
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