"...was the only author to write at least one book for every genre and every major catagory of the Dewey Decimal System. His best work, however, was in science fiction."

That is, in fact, an exaggeration, as Asimov himself admits in his autobiography. He did come pretty damn close though.

He is my favorite author, period. I read the Foundation series about once every two years as to be sure I don't forget any of it.

I met him once, in an elevator at a Star Trek convention. You can read a rather heartfelt letter I never got around to sending him at Letter to Isaac Asimov.