Isaac Asimov, who has written more than 400 books, has created new futuristic superhero characters and a storyline for an animated special to air on the cable Sci-Fi Channel.
Mitchell Rubenstein, president of the Sci-Fi Channel, said that there are also plans to translate the animated special into comic book form.
Asimov's principal character is a scientist specializing in genetic engineering, and the creator of several distinctive superhero androids, each with certain super-human abilities. The scientist will not be a man of super strength. His forte will be his quick mind, not his quick fists.
Asimov serves on the Sci-Fi Channel's board of advisers with Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek.