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Trivia About Foundation Found The innovate and prolific Isaac Asimov is by many regarded as the greatest and most popular science fiction author of all time, the Foundation series often coming in second behind Dune on rankings of sci-fi series.

One last comment about Scott Brick, the narrator of my audio edition – he is fantastic.

That beacon of hope is the Fou Isaac Asimov’s Foundation is a good start to a great series! The concepts are very engaging–religion as a means of control, psychohistory, etc–but the telling of the story leaves much to be desired. Using the law of mass action, it can roughly predict the future on a large scale.

No such planet exists in any database, yet several myths and legends all refer to it, and it is Trevize’s belief that the planet is deliberately being kept hidden. Please do not throw virtual tomatoes at me for what I am about to say. Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. Seldon agrees to these terms — and also secretly establishes a second Foundation of which almost nothing is known, which he says is at the “opposite end” of the galaxy. Asimov’s most famous work is the Foundation Series; his other major series are the Galactic Empire series and the Robot series, both of which he later tied into the same fictional universe as the Foundation Series to create a unified “future history” for his stories much like those pioneered by Robert A.

Contains some minor inconsistencies with later stories. Asimov wrote the Lucky Starr series of juvenile science-fiction novels using the pen name Paul French. Hari Seldon arrives on Trantor to deliver his paper outlining his theory of psychohistorya method of predicting the future along mass social change in humanity. But the plot device that makes the story potentially interesting also pulls it apart like the gravity of a gas giant.


He has works published in nine of the ten major categories of the Dewey Decimal System lacking only an entry in the s category of Philosophy. Michael Wimer was named as co-producer. It’s also slightly ridiculous that in a universe where computational power is so great as to statistically model the destiny of civilizations with great accuracy, we are asked to believe that individual wills and intellects are responsible for shepherding these statistical trends.

Retrieved July 28, In Novemberthe Isaac Asimov estate announced the upcoming publication of Robots and Chaosthe first volume in a trilogy featuring Susan Calvin by fantasy author Mickey Zucker Reichert. Over the course of the book, Seldon and Dors Venabilia female companion and professor of history, are taken from location to location by Chetter Hummin who, under the guise of a reporter, introduces them to various Trantorian walks of life in his attempts to keep Seldon hidden from the Emperor.

On the other hand, these references might be just jokes by Asimov, and the stories mentioned could be just those really written by himself as seen in The Robots of Dawnwhere Fastolfe makes a reference to Asimov’s Liar! After a few conversations with Pelorat, Trevize comes to believe that a mythical planet called Earth may hold the secret to the location.

It’s also how our history is writ large as SF. When the lives of the group are threatened, Bliss uses her abilities and the shared intellect of Gaia to destroy the Solarian who is about to kill them. However, to me, that is in no way the worst. What they have in common is a can-do attitude, a disdain of violence, and the instinctive wiliness to outwit just about anybody they come across.

It can also be dull, contradictory, and occasionally unpleasant. It takes place about 2, years after Foundationafter the founding of the Second Galactic Empire.

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Hari Seldon – that genius psychohistorian whose homely visage speaks to his followers hundreds of years after his death – says that the Empire must fall and that thousands of years of asimpv must follow. Well, it starts for me the science fiction and political fiction series that goes further into the future than any other book I read. Ooo look a squirrel! With four powerful asimiv surrounding their own, the Encyclopedists have no defenses but their own intelligence.


I couldn’t care less. If you are a history fundxtia like me as well, then that helps with the enjoyment of Asimov’s “Future History. Through mathematics, he predicts the inevitable fall of the galactic Empire and the decline of humanity into a barbaric dark age. One of my all time favourite books, I first read this many years ago and as books have been added to the original trilogy I have re-read the whole series.

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It’s honestly mind-blowing, taken together with the other two, just how much information and development and implications are poured out onto the page.

Like Ray Bradbury or Frank Herbert. Nov 19, Thomas rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: His writing is enchanting and filled with awe inspiring genius. This was followed shortly thereafter by Foundation and Earth.

Well I re-read it again 2nd time GR officially, umpteenth time un-officially and realise yet again what a marvellous book it is. Another point, which is hardly a flaw, but something readers should be aware of, is that Foundation is not about the setting, the characters or even the story, but rather the ideas.

Well-thought out characters whose behaviour makes sense but is not cardboard predictable? Sory Leicu rated it it was amazing Aug 15, I flew through this granted it really isn’t long and loved every second! Smith and The Lord of the Rings by J.

Which is, at the end of the day, the reason why I’ll never, ever, ever stop to read this magnificent author. While not mentioned in the above list, the books The End of Eternity and Nemesis are also referenced in the series.

At the same time, a vault left by Seldon is due to automatically open.

As good as this first Foundation volume is I find it to be the least exciting of the trilogy. It’s the re-establishment of civilization, one building block at a time.