2 January – Science Fiction Day

 

Science Fiction Day - Elizabeth Place

Science Fiction Day is celebrated annually on January 2nd by millions of science fiction fans across the world.

The date of January 2 was chosen for Science Fiction Day 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 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 regarded as Asimov’s most outstanding piece. His other major series are the Galactic Empire Series and the Robot Series.

Some of the successful television shows that are recognised by science fiction fans include Star Trek-The Next GenerationThe X-Files, Battlestar GalacticaDoctor Who and The Twilight Zone.

Watch some classic science fiction TV shows or movies or read a science fiction novel to celebrate the day.

(Source: nationaldaycalendar.com)