National Science Fiction Day is celebrated annually on January 2nd by millions of science fiction fans across the United States.
The date of January 2 was chosen for National Science Fiction Day, an “unofficial” national holiday as it corresponds with the birth date of famed science fiction writer Isaac Asimov.
American author and Boston University professor of biochemistry, Isaac Asimov was born Isaak Yudovich Ozimov on January 2, 1920. He was best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. Isaac Asimov, whose works are followed by many, died on April 6, 1992.
Considered a master of hard science fiction, Asimov, along with Robert A. Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke, was considered one of the “Big Three” science fiction writers during his lifetime. The Foundation Series is considered Asimov’s most famous work. His other major series are the Galactic Empire Series and the Robot Series.
Some of the popular television shows that are recognized by science fiction fans include: Star Trek-The Next Generation – The X-Files – Battlestar Galactica –Doctor Who – The Twilight Zone.