Isaac Asimov’s cult classic, “Pebble in the Sky” (in Serbian, “Kamičak na Nebu”) is now available in the Serbian language thanks to the publisher Cudesna Knjiga. “Pebble in the Sky” is the first Asimov’s novel which he wrote in 1950.
In the late 1980s, this book completed a cycle of Asimov’s books dedicated to the cosmic empire, robots and the infamous Foundation. „Pebble in the Sky“ became later a part of his famous Foundation Trilogy, a si-fi collection of novels.
Asimov was born in Petrovichi, Smolensk Oblast, Russia, on an unknown date between October 4, 1919 and January 2, 1920, inclusive, into a Jewish family. His parents moved to the US in 1923 where Asimov attended New York City public schools from age 5. Graduating at 15, he attended the City College of New York for several days before accepting a scholarship at Seth Low Junior College, a branch of Columbia University. After two rounds of rejections by medical schools, in 1939, Asimov applied to the graduate program in chemistry at Columbia; initially rejected and then accepted only on a probationary basis, he completed his Master of Arts degree in chemistry in 1941 and earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in biochemistry in 1948.
Asimov published an incredible number of books during his relatively short life – over 400 – and he co-authored close to 500 books.
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