Mystery Books

Mystery Movies

  • Sunshine

    The story begins in the year 2057, as our Sun begins to die and mankind faces the unthinkable: extinction. Earth's last hope lies

  • Moon [Blu-ray]

    Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) is nearing the completion of his 3-year-long contract with Lunar Industries, mining Earth's primary source

  • Orphan

    Orphan (DVD)Peter Sarsgaard and Vera Farmiga star as a couple who adopt a 9-year-old girl after losing their ow

  • Shutter Island

    Academy Award® winning director Martin Scorses once again teams up with Leonardo DiCaprio in this spine-chilling thriller that cr

  • The Da Vinci Code (Widescreen Two-Disc Special Edition)

    Dan Brown's international bestseller comes alive in the film THE DA VINCI CODE, directed by Ron Howard with a screenplay by Akiva

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Mystery Authors

Isaac Asimov biography

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Isaac Asimov

(1920 - 1992)

Isaak Asimov was born 1920 in Petrovk (Russia). 1923 emigrated its family into the USA. In the 50's Asimov laid down its Professur for biochemistry at the University of Boston, and lived from then on of its Schriftstellerei. It is considered today as one of the most productive writers of the world. Except its numerous Science Fiction novels he wrote popular-scientific special books for adults and children. Up to its death on 6 April 1992 in New York it published over 500 kurzgeschichten, novels and scientific essays. It seems to give however still very much unpublished material, so that also after its death still some works appeared. Isaac Asimov is the author of the robot laws.

Even before his official entry into the mystery scene in The Caves Of Steel (1953), Isaac Asimov's science fiction books often exhibited mystery technique. In particular, his great Foundation Trilogy (1941 - 1950) consists of a series of long short stories, each of which has affinities to the formal detective story. Each has a complex plot, and there is usually a surprise ending which reveals hidden aspects to the situation, just as the solution does to a mystery story. Similarly, the stories contained in I, Robot are often science fictional mysteries. A robot is misbehaving: what could possibly cause this? Investigation ultimately reveals the solution to the puzzle. Asimov also wrote non series sf works in the same mystery format, most importantly, "Hostess" (1951). There are no murders or official detectives in these tales, but their status as stories in which mysterious situations are ultimately elucidated, certainly makes them close relatives of the mystery genre. The brilliant plot complexity of the Foundation Trilogy , in particular, marks it out as one of the best works of science fiction.

Information source: wikipedia