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He patiently answered tens of thousands of questions and other mail with postcards and was pleased to give autographs.
He was of medium height, stocky, with mutton chop whiskers and a distinct New York accent. He never learned to swim or ride a bicycle; however, he did learn to drive a car after he moved to Boston.
From 1985 until his death in 1992, he served as president of the AHA, an honorary appointment.
His successor was his friend and fellow writer Kurt Vonnegut.
Most of his popular science books explain scientific concepts in a historical way, going as far back as possible to a time when the science in question was at its simplest stage.
Growing up in Brooklyn, New York, Asimov taught himself to read at the age of five, and his mother got him into first grade a year early by claiming he was born on September 7, 1919. S., his parents owned a succession of candy stores, in which everyone in the family was expected to work. Originally a zoology major, Asimov switched to chemistry after his first semester as he disapproved of "dissecting an alley cat".Asimov refused early suggestions of using a more common name as a pseudonym, and believed that its recognizability helped his career.After becoming famous, he often met readers who believed that "Isaac Asimov" was a distinctive pseudonym created by an author with a common name.In between earning these two degrees, he spent three years during World War II working as a civilian at the Philadelphia Navy Yard's Naval Air Experimental Station, living in the Walnut Hill section of West Philadelphia from 1942 to 1945.In 1946, a bureaucratic error caused his military allotment to be stopped, and he was removed from a task force days before it sailed to participate in Operation Crossroads nuclear weapons tests at Bikini Atoll.– April 6, 1992) was an American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University.He was known for his works of science fiction and popular science.In his humor book Asimov Laughs Again, he describes Boston driving as "anarchy on wheels." for whom he wrote an essay arguing that Professor Moriarty's work "The Dynamics of An Asteroid" involved the willful destruction of an ancient civilized planet.He was also a member of the all-male literary banqueting club the Trap Door Spiders, which served as the basis of his fictional group of mystery solvers, the Black Widowers.He was also a close friend of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, and earned a screen credit as "special science consultant" on Star Trek: The Motion Picture for advice he gave during production.In a discussion with James Randi at CSICon 2016 regarding the founding of CSICOP, Kendrick Frazier said that Asimov was "a key figure in the Skeptical movement who is less well known and appreciated today, but was very much in the public eye back then." He said that Asimov being associated with CSICOP "gave it immense status and authority" in his eyes.