The Foundation Trilogy

The Foundation Trilogy A saga of enormous scope and boundless imagination Isaac Asimov s Hugo winning Foundation Trilogy is one of the great masterworks of science fiction Set years in the future it tells of the de

  • Title: The Foundation Trilogy
  • Author: Isaac Asimov
  • ISBN: 9780739444054
  • Page: 359
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  • A saga of enormous scope and boundless imagination, Isaac Asimov s Hugo winning Foundation Trilogy is one of the great masterworks of science fiction Set 50,000 years in the future, it tells of the decline and fall of the Galactic Empire and the history of a universal ruling organization created to reduce the duration of the coming Dark Age.Foundation introduces mathematiA saga of enormous scope and boundless imagination, Isaac Asimov s Hugo winning Foundation Trilogy is one of the great masterworks of science fiction Set 50,000 years in the future, it tells of the decline and fall of the Galactic Empire and the history of a universal ruling organization created to reduce the duration of the coming Dark Age.Foundation introduces mathematician Hari Seldon, whose science of psychohistory can predict the future on a colossal scale But what Hari foresees is an empire s collapse and an age of barbarism lasting 30,000 years Gathering the finest minds in the galaxy, he devises a Plan to preserve the collective knowledge of the human racey to find that the Foundation itself is under seige.In Foundation and Empire, the Foundation has attained power, but can it prevail against an ambitious young general determined to restore the Empire to its former glory, or a mutant intelligence whose mysterious power to bend minds to his will not even Hari Seldon could have predicted In Second Foundation, the mutant sets out to find the last threat to his power a secretly evolved Second Foundation, whose colony of telepaths the First Foundation also wants destroyed.

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    1. Isaac Asimov

      Isaac Asimov was a Russian born, American author, a professor of biochemistry, and a highly successful writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books.Professor Asimov is generally considered one of the most prolific writers of all time, having written or edited than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards He has works published in nine of the ten major categories of the Dewey Decimal System lacking only an entry in the 100s category of Philosophy.Asimov is widely considered a master of the science fiction genre and, along with Robert A Heinlein and Arthur C Clarke, was considered one of the Big Three science fiction writers during his lifetime 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 Heinlein and previously produced by Cordwainer Smith and Poul Anderson He penned numerous short stories, among them Nightfall , which in 1964 was voted by the Science Fiction Writers of America the best short science fiction story of all time, a title many still honor He also wrote mysteries and fantasy, as well as a great amount of nonfiction Asimov wrote the Lucky Starr series of juvenile science fiction novels using the pen name Paul French.Most of Asimov s popularized science books explain scientific concepts in a historical way, going as far back as possible to a time when the science in question was at its simplest stage He often provides nationalities, birth dates, and death dates for the scientists he mentions, as well as etymologies and pronunciation guides for technical terms Examples include his Guide to Science, the three volume set Understanding Physics, and Asimov s Chronology of Science and Discovery.Asimov was a long time member and Vice President of Mensa International, albeit reluctantly he described some members of that organization as brain proud and aggressive about their IQs He took joy in being president of the American Humanist Association The asteroid 5020 Asimov, the magazine Asimov s Science Fiction, a Brooklyn, NY elementary school, and two different Isaac Asimov Awards are named in his honor Isaac Asimov 2007, November 29 In , The Free Encyclopedia Retrieved 21 50, November 29, 2007, from enpedia wiki Isaac_As

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    1. LoveForeverCHAPTER ONEThe Foundation TrilogyBy Isaac AsimovINTRODUCTION:In my life, there have been three science fiction books/series that will always hold special shelf space in my heart’s library. The first, and the subject of this review, is The Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov. Yet, before I begin my history with this extraordinary story, let me briefly mention my other two great loves. A. Dune:The second of these pivotal SF relationships was with Dune, who I first met while in college [...]


    2. When Isaac Asimov learned that the World Science Fiction Convention would be giving a special Hugo Award in 1966 for "Best All Time Series," he believed that the category had been created specifically to honor J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. Indeed, for a modern reader, it's surprising to learn that Asimov's Foundation Trilogy was once so highly revered in the canon of speculative fiction that it beat Tolkien's masterpiece for the prize. Such are the fortunes of a genre built on the [...]


    3. Volver a leer la trilogía de la Fundación 15 años después y esta vez del tirón (un tirón que me ha llevado 6 meses), me ha permitido entender mejor la idea general que planteó Asimov. Ahora tengo más experiencia como lector y he visto alguno de los fallos en los que cae (la trilogía entera es un infodump continuo). Pero a pesar de los fallos me he vuelto a sumergir durante casi mil páginas en las mismas sensaciones que tuve de pequeño y me he asombrado aún más del enorme proyecto en [...]


    4. The Foundation trilogy is made up from a series of short stories published between 1942 and 1953. At the dawn of American dominance Asimov as a fiction writer was inspired to write about decline and fall, rather like Edward Gibbon turned his attention to the end of Rome no sooner had victory in the Seven Years War set the seal on British ascendancy, but with science-fiction as his medium.Asimov was fond of locked door murder mysteries and this technique of creating a seemingly impossible situati [...]


    5. Les presento la mejor novela que he leído hasta ahora, una trilogía, en concreto, con la que se inicia el Universo Asimov, una colección de 16 libros de ciencia ficción que desde luego forman parte de los clásicos de la literatura Universal.Un estilo narrativo excelente, tramas originales e inteligentes, personajes atractivos y un libro muy adictivo, que engancha. Pero por encima de todo hay algo que hace que este libro sea especial, tiene un mensaje, y es un mensaje sobre el valor de la ci [...]


    6. You can find my review on my blog by clicking here.Mind games at their finest! In The Foundation Trilogy, comprised of Foundation (Book 1), Foundation and Empire (Book 2), and Second Foundation (Book 3), you’ll quickly find yourself in front of an author whose grasp on science-fiction is beyond belief. Far more idea-driven than character-driven, Isaac Asimov crafts the rise and fall of civilization in an intricate and astonishing prose. Tackling subjects ranging from religion to politics, this [...]


    7. Foundation (1951): Gigantic brain-warping grand science-fiction, this is as big as it gets, so big it's difficult to fully comprehend. From the first page of Chapter 1, "The Psychohistorians", which begins with a quote from the "Encyclopedia Galactica", beginning in the 11,998th year of the Galactic Era, you know that Isaac Asimov is going to be writing on the largest possible scale. Let's take a look at what type of a man would dare write on such a staggeringly gigantic scale: This is the most [...]


    8. Wow, WHAT AN END to the trilogy!! :)After going through the 'pains' of the three books, because I am not used to reading Space Operas like this, the third book ended on an extremely satisfying note.All the three books contained some dull sections for me, not to mention several times when I was coming across what I would call Asimov's bad writing style. However, I will say that the chronicling of the events taking place within the confines of the trilogy have been in itself brilliantly structured [...]



    9. I read some short stories by Asimov in High-School and although he never measured up to the likes Rohald Dahl or Kurt Vonnegut I seem to remember actually enjoying some of them, but there's no way I can pretend that this novel was anything other than awful. This is bad science fiction in every sense of the word, overly descriptive of irrelevant details, filled soulless characters all with the same emotionless analytical voice, events that seem to have no purpose and all take place in a world tha [...]


    10. The Foundation Trilogy is widely considered one of the most influential science fiction series ever written - it even won a Hugo award for the best all-time series back in the 60's.And I get it. I can see why it's so influential, mostly because I've read and seen the books and movies and television shows that have been influenced by it (I'm mostly talking about The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Futurama, but there are countless others). Isaac Asimov has so many fantastic, interesting idea [...]


    11. Ok, let's begin with the fact that I tackled this trilogy when I was 12. I'm sure that, were I to pick it up once more, my appreciation would grow exponentially HOWEVER, as wonderful as Asimov is, he writes like an engineer. He's careful and methodical, and the plot that weaves through the Foundation series is unbelievably complex. If you've got the time, and you enjoy Sci-fi, go ahead and pick up Prelude and follow Hari's awesome adventure.


    12. Non avevo mai letto Asimov prima d'ora.Non avevo mai letto fantascienza prima d'ora. Il mio battesimo di fuoco mi ha trovata impreparata storicamente al genere, eppure ha visto in me un'appassionata lettrice. Mi pento di aver nutrito tanti pregiudizi verso lo stesso, in passato, ma abbiate pietà: la filmografia fantascientifica esula dal correlato genere lettererario, fatta eccezione per qualche pellicola.Dunque, sfatato il mito della fantascienza tuttaumanoidi-e-razzi-orbitanti-ultrametallicam [...]


    13. La verdad es que es un libro bastante extenso (900 páginas de nada) y hay que empezarlo con ganas porque de lo contrario es muy posible que dejes la historia. Lo que sí os digo es que el osado lector que se atreva con el tocho de libro no desmerecerá su esfuerzo ya que, a medida que avanzas en la trama, te vas enganchando y solo deseas saber cómo acaba la historia. En cuanto al autor, lo considero un genio, solo hay que ver lo que escribió y cómo lo escribió. Esta saga es de los años 50 [...]


    14. The series consists of seven books. In order of internal chronology: * Prelude to Foundation * Forward the Foundation * Foundation * Foundation and Empire * Second Foundation * Foundation’s Edge * Foundation and EarthThis is truly one of SciFi’s classics. The original trilogy (starting with Foundation) is widely considered to be one of the finest SciFi series ever written. The rest of the books are of equally high quality, except (in my opinion) for Forward the Foundation, which seems more l [...]


    15. 3½ stars. Sadly this BBC audiobook adaptation of Asimov's classic trilogy suffered from some sound quality issues (variable volume ranging from almost inaudible to too loud; annoying sound effects). It is also much abridged. An acceptable way to recall the books but I wouldn't recommend it as a replacement for reading them (or listening to an unabridged audiobook).


    16. What can I say except THE BEST scifi books. I've read the Foundation books several times and, each time, I felt the same way. I got my son hooked on them too. He read the whole series at the age of 11 and loved them. I recommend it to people of all ages. P.S. I always hoped (and still do) that I will make psychohistory a reality.


    17. Am rereading these after 30+ years. The first still has the compelling ideas of psychohistory, although less developed than I had remembered, or would have liked. To Azimov's credit, the character of the Mule was still vivid enough in my memory that the second book lost most of its tension.What I had forgotten was just how virulently misogynist and patriarchal these books are - it is kind of embarrassing given that he came of age when women had been working in factories, serving in war, and hold [...]


    18. A great premise and a good read, but I think Asimov makes a wrong turn half-way through the Trilogy. Here's the set up: it is many thousands of years in the future, humanity has colonized the universe, and for 12,000 years, the Galactic Empire has reigned. A man called Hari Seldon, however, develops the science of psychohistory, and with it comes to predict the fall of the Empire and the coming of 30,000 years of chaos. He establishes the Foundation, a colony on the edge of the Empire, in such a [...]


    19. I can understand why Asimov's Foundation Trilogy is one of the building blocks of the genre of Science Fiction as we know it today and I can respect the quality of the material itself. This trilogy is well-written, grand in scope, and has a very interesting concept, however I found it to be very dull for long periods of time and took me much longer than usual to plod through. Asimov has crafted his tale around a scientist who foresees the end the current structure of civilization and devises a p [...]


    20. No lean estos libros, en general es el clásico cliché de una profecía que tiene que ser cumplida y la mayor parte del libro se la pasan usando energía nuclear sin siquiera sufrir muertes significantes por cáncer, por si lo demás la prosa de Asimov realmente descriptiva y con increíbles personajes que todo el tiempo te mantienen la borde de suspenso pensando en sus acciones y con grandes rasgos de suma inteligencia, realmente no llena todo lo épico que puede realizarse en una galaxia.Y As [...]


    21. I have to write about this trilogy as a whole instead of each book individually because I think it is imperative to read all three in succession to truly appreciate the depth of Asimov's tale. I had not read any Asimov books when I picked up 'Foundation' but was unable to put each book down until they were finished. The only way to preserve the accumulated knowledge of a dying empire rests in the foundation of a new colony on the outskirts of the empire devoted solely to mathematics and science. [...]


    22. I don't understand how someone can write something like this, so epic in scope, so much imagination. It's staggering to me.


    23. I have to admit that I was only able to get through the first book of The Foundation Trilogy: Foundation.This novel was not for me. It's obviously a highly revered, acclaimed novel in the science fiction genre - some say the BEST in the genre - and maybe it was too lofty a goal for my first sci-fi book.On the plus side, I thought Asimov's ideas of what the future might be like were interesting: the study and application of psychohistory (using mathematics to predict how large numbers of people w [...]


    24. An iconic sci-fi trilogy that no sci-fi fans should miss. For anybody who want to get into reading sci-fi novels this trilogy is one of the best starting points.Below are links to my reviews of the individual volumes (I doubt this omnibus edition is still in print):1. Foundation2. Foundation and Empire3. Second FoundationCheers!


    25. i read foundation in 1970, but i didn't even know the other books in the series existed until i was well into my teens today's standards these books might seem weak for science fiction, but they are the Foundation upon which all of today's sf authors fed as youths. asimov was a great story teller.


    26. Yes okay fine: I'm clearly in the minority who didn't think this was hot snot on a silver platter. I guess I like Asimov better when he's talkin about robots as opposed to 700 pages of military strategy but IN SPACE DON'T FORGET THIS IS OUTER SPAAACE. Ugh.


    27. Il primo libro non è quello riuscito meglio dei tre, infatti la trilogia migliora andando avanti con la lettura. Il terzo capitolo ( seconda fondazione) il migliore.Anche se personalmente dell'autore, preferisco il ciclo dei robot


    28. Superbien. De no ser por Kiriathan no me habría lanzado a leerlo y, sí, es ese tipo de clásicos que "hay que leer".


    29. Written with often golden age characterization with often stiff prose and 'purpose dialogue'. This is a grand far future empire scenario built around an item termed “Seldon’s mathematical psycho-history”. The Foundation world is one that many authors have written stories in ever since. Asimov wrote two more Foundation novels plus two prequels thirty years later. Then the “tree Bs” (Bear, Benford and Brin) each wrote a novel making yet one more trilogy to the series. It has become as mu [...]


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