Isaac Asimov bibliography (chronological)

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In a writing career spanning 53 years (1939–1992), science fiction and popular science author Isaac Asimov (1920–1992) wrote and published 40 novels, 382 short stories, over 280 non-fiction books, and edited about 147 others.

In this article, Asimov's books are listed by year (in order of publication within a year, where known) with publisher indicated. They are divided between original works and edited books. Works of fiction are denoted by an asterisk (*) and books for children or adolescents by a dagger (†). Currently, 504 total books are listed here (357 original and 147 edited or annotated by Asimov).

Original book-length works[edit]

1950[edit]

1951[edit]

1952[edit]

1953[edit]

The first installment of Asimov's The Caves of Steel took the cover of the October 1953 issue of Galaxy Science Fiction, illustrated by Ed Emshwiller

1954[edit]

1955[edit]

1956[edit]

1957[edit]

1958[edit]

1959[edit]

1960[edit]

  • The Living River (Abelard-Schuman)
  • The Kingdom of the Sun (Abelard-Schuman)
  • Realm of Measure (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Breakthroughs in Science (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Satellites in Outer Space (Random House)
  • The Wellsprings of Life (Abelard-Schuman)
  • The Intelligent Man's Guide to Science (Basic Books)
    • 2nd edition: The New Intelligent Man's Guide to Science (1965; Basic Books)
    • 3rd edition: Asimov's Guide to Science (1972; Basic Books)
    • 4th edition: Asimov's New Guide to Science (1984; Basic Books)
  • The Double Planet (Abelard-Schuman)

1961[edit]

  • Realm of Algebra (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Words from the Myths (Houghton Mifflin)

1962[edit]

  • Life and Energy (Doubleday)
  • Words in Genesis (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Fact and Fancy (Doubleday)
  • Words on the Map (Houghton Mifflin)
  • The Search for the Elements (Basic Books)

1963[edit]

  • Words from the Exodus (Houghton Mifflin)
  • The Genetic Code (Orion Press)
  • The Human Body: Its Structure and Operation (Houghton Mifflin; Illust. by Anthony Ravielli)
    • Revised/expanded edition, 1992
  • View from a Height (Doubleday)
  • The Kite That Won the Revolution† (Houghton Mifflin)

1964[edit]

1965[edit]

  • A Short History of Chemistry (Doubleday)
  • The Greeks: A Great Adventure† (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Of Time and Space and Other Things (Doubleday)
  • An Easy Introduction to the Slide Rule (Houghton Mifflin)

1966[edit]

  • Fantastic Voyage* (Houghton Mifflin)
  • The Noble Gases (Basic Books)
  • The Neutrino: Ghost Particle of the Atom (Doubleday)
  • The Roman Republic (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Understanding Physics, 3 volumes (Walker)
    • Vol. I: Motion, Sound, and Heat
    • Vol. II: Light, Magnetism, and Electricity
    • Vol. III: The Electron, Proton, and Neutron
  • The Genetic Effects of Radiation (U.S. AEC)
  • The Universe: From Flat Earth to Quasar (Walker)
    • 2nd edition (1971; Walker)
    • 3rd edition (1980), as The Universe: From Flat Earth to Black Holes and Beyond (Walker)
  • From Earth to Heaven (Doubleday)

1967[edit]

  • The Moon (Follet)
  • Environments Out There (Scholastic/Abelard-Schuman)
  • The Roman Empire (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Through a Glass, Clearly* (New English Library)
  • Is Anyone There? (Doubleday)
  • To the Ends of the Universe (Walker)
  • Mars (Follet)
  • The Egyptians (Houghton Mifflin)

1968[edit]

1969[edit]

1970[edit]

1971[edit]

1972[edit]

  • The Left Hand of the Electron (Doubleday)
  • The Gods Themselves* (Doubleday)
  • More Words of Science (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Electricity and Man (U.S. AEC)
  • ABC's of Ecology† (Walker)
  • The Early Asimov or, Eleven Years of Trying* (Doubleday)
  • The Shaping of France (Houghton Mifflin)
  • The Story of Ruth (Doubleday)
  • Ginn Science Program, Intermediate Level A† (Ginn)
  • Ginn Science Program, Intermediate Level C† (Ginn)
  • Worlds Within Worlds (U.S. AEC)
  • Ginn Science Program, Intermediate Level B† (Ginn)

1973[edit]

  • How Did We Find Out the Earth Is Round? † (Walker)
  • Comets and Meteors (Follet)
  • The Sun (Follet)
  • How Did We Find Out About Electricity? † (Walker)
  • The Shaping of North America: From Earliest Times to 1763 (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Today and Tomorrow and ... (Doubleday)
  • Jupiter, the Largest Planet (Lothrop, Lee, & Shepard)
  • Ginn Science Program, Advanced Level A† (Ginn)
  • Ginn Science Program, Advanced Level B† (Ginn)
  • How Did We Find Out About Numbers? † (Walker)
  • Please Explain (Houghton Mifflin)
  • The Tragedy of the Moon (Abelard-Schuman)
  • How Did We Find Out About Dinosaurs? † (Walker)
  • The Best of Isaac Asimov* (Sphere)

1974[edit]

  • Asimov on Astronomy (Doubleday)
  • The Birth of the United States: 1763-1816 (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Have You Seen These?* (NESRAA)
  • Our World in Space (New York Graphic Society)
  • How Did We Find Out About Germs? † (Walker)
  • Tales of the Black Widowers* (Doubleday)
  • Earth: Our Crowded Spaceship (John Day)
  • Asimov on Chemistry (Doubleday)
  • How Did We Find Out About Vitamins?† (Walker)

1975[edit]

  • Of Matters Great and Small (Doubleday)
  • The Solar System (Follet)
  • Our Federal Union: The United States from 1816 to 1865 (Houghton Mifflin)
  • How Did We Find Out About Comets?† (Walker)
  • Science Past, Science Future (Doubleday)
  • Buy Jupiter and Other Stories* (Doubleday)
  • Eyes on the Universe: A History of the Telescope (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Lecherous Limericks (Walker)
  • The Heavenly Host*† (Walker); Illustrated by Bernard Colonna
  • The Ends of the Earth: The Polar Regions of the World (Weybright & Talley)
  • How Did We Find Out About Energy?† (Walker; Series: How Did We Find Out Series)

1976[edit]

1977[edit]

  • The Collapsing Universe: The Story of Black Holes (Walker)
  • Asimov on Numbers (Doubleday)
  • How Did We Find Out About Outer Space?† (Walker)
  • Still More Lecherous Limericks (Walker)
  • The Beginning and the End (Doubleday)
  • Mars, the Red Planet (Lothrop, Lee, & Shepard)
  • The Golden Door: The United States from 1865 to 1918 (Houghton Mifflin)
  • The Key Word and Other Mysteries* (Walker)
  • Asimov's Sherlockian Limericks (Mysterious)

1978[edit]

  • Quasar, Quasar, Burning Bright (Doubleday)
  • How Did We Find Out About Earthquakes? † (Walker)
  • Animals of the Bible (Doubleday)
  • Limericks: Too Gross; or Two Dozen Dirty Stanzas (W. W. Norton)
  • How Did We Find Out About Black Holes? † (Walker)
  • Life and Time (Doubleday)

1979[edit]

1980[edit]

1981[edit]

  • In the Beginning: Science Faces God in the Book of Genesis (Crown/Stonesong Press)
  • Asimov on Science Fiction (Doubleday)
  • Venus, Near Neighbor of the Sun (Lothrop, Lee, & Shepard)
  • Three by Asimov* (Targ)
  • How Did We Find Out About Solar Power?† (Walker)
  • How Did We Find Out About Volcanoes?† (Walker)
  • Visions of the Universe (The Cosmos Store); co-written with Kazuaki Iwasaki
  • The Sun Shines Bright (Doubleday)
  • Change! Seventy-one Glimpses of the Future (Houghton Mifflin)
  • A Grossery of Limericks (W. W. Norton)

1982[edit]

1983[edit]

1984[edit]

  • X Stands for Unknown (Doubleday)
  • Norby's Other Secret*† (Walker)
  • How Did We Find Out About Computers?† (Walker)
  • Opus 300 (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Banquets of the Black Widowers* (Doubleday)
  • Isaac Asimov's Limericks for Children† (Caedmon)
  • How Did We Find Out About Robots? † (Walker)

1985[edit]

  • Asimov's Guide to Halley's Comet (Walker)
  • The Exploding Suns: The Secrets of the Supernovas (E. P. Dutton)
  • Norby and the Lost Princess*† (Walker)
  • How Did We Find Out About the Atmosphere?† (Walker)
  • Living in the Future (Harmony House)
  • Robots, Machines In Man's Image (Harmony House)
  • The Edge of Tomorrow* (Tor/Tom Doherty Associates)
  • The Subatomic Monster (Doubleday)
  • The Disappearing Man and Other Mysteries* (Walker)
  • Robots and Empire* (Doubleday)
  • Norby and the Invaders*† (Walker)
  • It's Such a Beautiful Day* (Creative Education)
  • How Did We Find Out About DNA?† (Walker)
  • The Dangers of Intelligence and Other Science Essays (Houghton Mifflin)

1986[edit]

1987[edit]

  • Far as Human Eye Could See: Essays on Science (Doubleday)
  • How Did We Find Out About Blood?† (Walker)
  • Past, Present, and Future (Prometheus Books)
  • Isaac Asimov Presents Superquiz III (Dembner Books)
  • How Did We Find Out About Sunshine? † (Walker)
  • How to Enjoy Writing: A Book of Aid and Comfort (Walker)
  • Norby Finds a Villain*† (Walker)
  • Fantastic Voyage II: Destination Brain* (Doubleday)
  • How Did We Find Out About the Brain?† (Walker)
  • Did Comets Kill the Dinosaurs?† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Beginnings: The Story of Origins of Mankind, Life, the Earth, the Universe (Walker)
  • Other Worlds of Isaac Asimov* (Avenel)

1988[edit]

  • How Did We Find Out About Superconductivity?† (Walker)
  • Isaac Asimov's Book of Science and Nature Quotations (Blue Cliff)
  • The Relativity of Wrong (Doubleday)
  • Prelude to Foundation* (Doubleday)
  • The Asteroids† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • The Earth's Moon† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Mars: Our Mysterious Neighbor† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Our Milky Way and Other Galaxies† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Quasars, Pulsars, and Black Holes† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Rockets, Probes, and Satellites† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Our Solar System† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • The Sun† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Uranus: The Sideways Planet† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • History of Biology [A chart] (Carolina Biological Suppls.)
  • Azazel* (Doubleday)
  • Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction and Fantasy Story-a-Month 1989 Calendar (Pomegranate Calendars & Bks)
  • Saturn: The Ringed Beauty† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • How Was the Universe Born?† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Earth: Our Home Base† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Ancient Astronomy† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Unidentified Flying Objects† (Gareth Stevens, Inc; Series: Isaac Asimov's Library of the Universe)
  • Space Spotter's Guide† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Norby Down to Earth*† (Walker)

1989[edit]

  • How Did We Find Out About Microwaves?† (Walker)
  • Asimov's Galaxy: Reflections on Science Fiction (Doubleday)
  • All the Troubles of the World* (Creative Education)
  • Franchise* (Creative Education)
  • Robbie* (Creative Education)
  • Sally* (Creative Education)
  • Is There Life on Other Planets?† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Science Fiction, Science Fact† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Mercury: The Quick Planet† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Space Garbage† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Jupiter: The Spotted Giant† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • The Birth and Death of Stars† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • The Asimov Chronicles: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov* (Dark Harvest)
  • History of Mathematics [a chart] (Carolina Biological Suppls.)
  • Think About Space: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going? (Walker; Series: The Think Series), with Frank White
  • Isaac Asimov Presents Superquiz IV (Dembner Books)
  • The Tyrannosaurus Prescription: and One Hundred Other Science Essays (Prometheus Books)
  • Asimov on Science: A 30 Year Retrospective 1959–1989 (Doubleday)
  • Nemesis* (Doubleday)
  • Asimov's Chronology of Science and Discovery (Harper & Row)
  • How Did We Find Out About Photosynthesis?† (Walker)
  • The Complete Science Fair Handbooks (Scott Foresman & Co)
  • Little Treasury of Dinosaurs† (5 book set) (Outlet)
    • Giant Dinosaurs
    • Armored Dinosaurs
    • Small Dinosaurs
    • Sea Reptiles and Flying Reptiles
    • Meat-Eating Dinosaurs and Horned Dinosaurs
  • Norby and Yobo's Great Adventure*† (Walker)
  • Mythology and the Universe† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Colonizing the Planets and the Stars† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Astronomy Today† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Pluto: A Double Planet?† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Piloted Space Flights† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Comets and Meteors† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)

1990[edit]

  • Puzzles of the Black Widowers* (Doubleday)
  • Norby and the Oldest Dragon*† (Walker)
  • Frontiers: New Discoveries About Man and His Planet, Outer Space and the Universe (E. P. Dutton/Truman)
  • Out of the Everywhere: Thoughts on Science from the Master (Doubleday)
  • Robot Visions* (Byron Preiss)
  • How Did We Find Out About Lasers?† (Walker)
  • Neptune: The Farthest Giant† (Gareth Stevens, Inc; Series: Isaac Asimov's Library of the Universe)
  • Venus: A Shrouded Mystery† (Gareth Stevens, Inc; Series: Isaac Asimov's Library of the Universe)
  • The World's Space Programs† (Gareth Stevens, Inc; Series: Isaac Asimov's Library of the Universe)
  • Nightfall* (Doubleday); co-written with Robert Silverberg
  • The Complete Stories Volume 1* (Doubleday)
  • How Did We Find Out About Neptune?† (Walker)
  • The March of the Millennia: A Key to Looking at History (Walker), with Frank White
  • Cal: A Short Story Written Exclusively for Members of the Isaac Asimov Collection* (Doubleday)

1991[edit]

  • Norby and the Court Jester*† (Walker)
  • The March of the Millennia: A Key to Looking at History (Walker)
  • The Secret of the Universe (Doubleday)
  • How Did We Find Out About Pluto? † (Walker)
  • Atom: Journey Across the Subatomic Cosmos (E. P. Dutton/Truman)
  • Our Angry Earth: A Ticking Time Bomb (Tor)
  • Why Do We Have Different Seasons?† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Is Our Planet Warming Up? † (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Why Is the Air Dirty? † (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Why Are Whales Vanishing?† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Where Does Garbage Go? † (Gareth Stevens, Inc; Series: Ask Isaac Asimov)
  • What Causes Acid Rain? † (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • What Is a Shooting Star?† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Why Do Stars Twinkle?† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Why Does the Moon Change Shape?† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • What Is an Eclipse?† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Isaac Asimov's Guide to Earth and Space (Random House)
  • Asimov's Chronology of the World (HarperCollins)
  • Christopher Columbus: Navigator to the New World† (Gareth Stevens, Inc; Series: Isaac Asimov's Pioneers of Science and Exploration)
  • Ferdinand Magellan: Opening the Door to World Exploration† (Gareth Stevens, Inc; Series: Isaac Asimov's Pioneers of Science and Exploration)
  • The Secret of the Universe (Doubleday)

1992[edit]

  • The Ugly Little Boy* (Doubleday); co-written with Robert Silverberg
  • The Complete Stories, Volume 2* (Doubleday)
  • Why Are Some Beaches Oily?† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Why Are Animals Endangered?† (Gareth Stevens, Inc; Series: Ask Isaac Asimov)
  • Why Are the Rain Forests Vanishing? † (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Why Does Litter Cause Problems?† (Gareth Stevens, Inc)
  • Asimov Laughs Again: More Than 700 Favorite Jokes, Limericks, and Anecdotes (HarperCollins)

1993[edit]

1994[edit]

1995[edit]

1996[edit]

2002[edit]

2003[edit]

As editor or annotator[edit]

1962[edit]

1963[edit]

1966[edit]

  • Tomorrow's Children: Eighteen Tales of Fantasy and Science Fiction* (Doubleday)

1971[edit]

1972[edit]

  • Asimov's Annotated ‘Don Juan’ (Doubleday)

1973[edit]

1974[edit]

  • Before the Golden Age: A Science Fiction Anthology of the 1930s* (Doubleday)
  • Asimov's Annotated ‘Paradise Lost’ (Doubleday)

1977[edit]

  • Familiar Poems, Annotated (Doubleday)
  • The Hugo Winners, Volume III* (Doubleday)

1978[edit]

  • One Hundred Great Science Fiction Short-Short Stories* (Doubleday)

1979[edit]

1980[edit]

1981[edit]

  • The Future I* (Fawcett Crest)
  • Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 5 (1943)* (DAW Books)
  • Catastrophes!* (Fawcett Crest)
  • Isaac Asimov Presents the Best Science Fiction of the 19th Century* (Beaufort Books)
  • The Seven Cardinal Virtues of Science Fiction* (Fawcett Crest)
  • Fantastic Creatures: An Anthology of Fantasy and Science Fiction* (Franklin Watts)
  • Raintree Reading Series I* (Raintree)
    • Travels Through Time*
    • Thinking Machines*
    • Wild Inventions*
    • After The End*
  • Miniature Mysteries: One Hundred Malicious Little Mystery Stories* (Taplinger)
  • The Twelve Crimes of Christmas* (Avon)
  • Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 6 (1944)* (DAW Books)

1982[edit]

1983[edit]

  • Show Business Is Murder* (Avon)
  • Hallucination Orbit: Psychology In Science Fiction* (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux), with Charles G. Waugh and Martin Harry Greenberg
  • Caught In the Organ Draft: Biology in Science Fiction* (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux)
  • The Science Fiction Weight-Loss Book* (Crown)
  • Isaac Asimov Presents the Best Horror and Supernatural Stories of the 19th Century* (Beaufort Books)
  • Starships: Stories Beyond the Boundaries of the Universe* (Fawcett Crest)
  • Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 10 (1948)* (DAW Books)
  • Thirteen Horrors of Halloween* (Avon)
  • Creations: The Quest for Origins in Story and Science* (Crown)
  • Wizards* (NAL)
  • Those Amazing Electronic Thinking Machines! An Anthology of Robot and Computer Stories* (Franklin Watts)
  • Computer Crimes and Capers* (Academy Chicago Pub.)
  • Intergalactic Empires* (NAL)
  • Machines That Think: The Best Science Stories About Robots and Computers* (Holt, Rinehart, & Winston)

1984[edit]

  • One Hundred Great Fantasy Short-Short Stories* (Doubleday)
  • Raintree Reading Series 3* (Raintree)
    • Bug Awful*
    • Children Of The Future*
    • The Immortals*
    • Time Warps*
  • Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 11 (1949)* (DAW Books)
  • Witches* (NAL)
  • Murder on the Menu* (Avon)
  • Young Mutants* (Harper & Row)
  • Isaac Asimov Presents the Best Science Fiction Firsts* (Beaufort Books)
  • The Science Fictional Olympics* (NAL)
  • Fantastic Reading: Stories & Activities for Grade 5–8* (Scott Foresman & Co.)
  • Election Day 2084: Science Fiction Stories on the Politics of the Future* (Prometheus Books)
  • Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 12 (1950) (DAW Books)
  • Young Extraterrestrials* (Harper & Row)
  • Sherlock Holmes Through Time and Space* (Bluejay Books)
  • Supermen* (NAL)
  • Baker's Dozen: 13 Short Fantasy Novels* (Crown)

1985[edit]

  • Cosmic Knights* (NAL)
  • The Hugo Winners, Volume IV* (Doubleday)
  • Young Monsters* (Harper & Row)
  • Spells* (NAL)
  • Great Science Fiction Stories by the World's Great Scientists* (Donald I. Fine)
  • Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 13 (1951)* (DAW Books)
  • Amazing Stories: Sixty Years of the Best Science Fiction* (TSR Inc.)
  • Young Ghosts* (Harper & Row)
  • Baker's Dozen: Thirteen Short Science Fiction Novels* (Crown)
  • Giants* (NAL)

1986[edit]

1987[edit]

1988[edit]

1989[edit]

1990[edit]

1991[edit]

1992[edit]

1993[edit]

Books with introduction by Asimov[edit]

  • Boardman, Barrington (1989), Flappers, Bootleggers, "Typhoid Mary" and the Bomb: An Anecdotal History of the U.S. from 1923-1945 (Harpercollins)
    • Reissued in 1992 as Isaac Asimov Presents From Harding to Hiroshima: An Anecdotal History of the United States from 1923 to 1945 (Dembner Books)

Short stories[edit]

References[edit]