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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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Review: Isaac Asimov – The Naked Sun (1956)

8/10 The second SF-detective novel featuring the polite robot Daneel Olivaw and the grumpy detective Elijah Baley. Previously in The Caves of Steel (1954), Elijah Baley was forced to accept the off-world robot Olivaw as a partner in an Earth … Continue reading

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Review: Isaac Asimov – The Caves of Steel (1954)

Detective Elija Baley doesn’t like robots very much. They act weird, they take people’s jobs. I bet they smell too. Earth has strict rules about robots, but the Outer Worlds don’t have such scruples. When an Outer World ambassador gets … Continue reading

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Isaac Asimov – I, Robot (1950) Review

8.5/10 Isaac Asimov may not have invented the word ‘robot’ (that honour goes to the Capek brothers) but his book series pushed the robot into our collective consciousness as no other piece of popular entertainment has done. Most notably, I, … Continue reading

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Isaac Asimov – Foundation’s Edge (1982) Review

7.5/10 In the 1940s, Isaac Asimov wrote his famous Foundation trilogy and promptly forgot all about it. In the next few decades while he was writing non-fiction, fans pestered him endlessly to write a sequel, but uncle Isaac never listened. … 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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Cixin Liu – The Dark Forest (2008) Review

Genre: science fiction Series: Three-Body series, part 2 Pages: 550 My Rating: 8/10 Earth is in crisis. The alien invasion fleet is at a distance of 4.3 lightyears and closing. It will take them another 400 years to reach Earth. … Continue reading

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