Tag Archives: Foundation

Review: Prelude to Foundation (1988) by Isaac Asimov

6/10 Warning: do NOT make this your first Foundation novel. It will not give a good introduction and will spoil later books for you. Please start with the original trilogy from the 1950s. Publication order is best. When Asimov was … Continue reading

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Review: Isaac Asimov – Foundation and Earth (1986)

7/10 Foundation and Earth (1986) is pretty much a direct sequel to Foundation’s Edge (1982). In case you can’t remember how Foundation’s Edge ended, the entire first chapter is a retread of “what wacky thing did Golan Trevize decide in … Continue reading

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Isaac Asimov – Second Foundation (1953) Review

Also in this series: Foundation (1951) Foundation and Empire (1952) The story of the Foundation and the Mule continues, and it is a relief that Asimov chose to stick with a set of characters for a longer time. The Mule … Continue reading

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Isaac Asimov – Foundation and Empire (1952) Review

Also in this series: Foundation (1951) Second Foundation (1953) Foundation and Empire, the second novel in publication order of Asimov’s Foundation series, is in effect two novellas smashed together. Both novellas were written in 1945 and only put together in … Continue reading

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Isaac Asimov – Foundation (1951) Review

Also in this series: Foundation and Empire (1952) Second Foundation (1953) There are only a few series in the world of science fiction that enjoy such respect and enduring popularity as Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series. In fact, the only series … Continue reading

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