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Isaac Asimov Ù 9 read & download read & download ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ù Isaac Asimov summary Foundation ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme Now it is dying But only Hari Seldon creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory can see into the future to a dark age of ignorance barbarism and warfare that will last thirty thousand This is the most ambitious thing I ve ever read The scope of this is just hugely imaginative The idea is to create the new and perfect galactic empire The old one is dying But new empires don t just pop up overnight it takes years for the right circumstances to arise it takes years for all the pieces to slot perfectly into place The brightest mind of the age has used his incredibly farfetched yet incredibly brilliant psychohistory to predict the exact date the empire will fall He has used this field of academia to predict the future and because of this he can alter events long after his death and guide his fledgling civilisation into powerThe old empire will crumble in exactly 300 years so he manipulates the ruling body to send him and his following to a remote planet that will eventually develop into something grand The settlers are all scientists and they re all set on one manipulated goal Harry Seldon controls the future from the grave he knew what would happen and he knew exactly when the people of the future should act He predicted that it would take 1000 years for the new empire to be born So he appears to them in real moments of crisis in pre recorded holograms to guide them in the right direction To succeed planning alone is insufficient One must improvise as well It s a remarkable book so broad and innovative I m shocked reading this today imagine what it would have bene like reading it in the 50s It clearly defines so much of the genre Star Wars and Star Trek clearly drew upon Asimov s foundation Would they have existed without it The parallels are here It s a visionary book though there are a few problems with it All the characters are scientists and politicians they are powerful and driven they are singular in their forceful purposes None of them really have the chance to develop That s not the purpose of this story The idea is to show the development of a nation of an empire across the centuries I found it hard to fully invest in it because of this The scenes that didn t have Harry Seldon in felt a little flat He was the glue that held it together the rest of the characters were forgettable Thus there is no action or real climax Structurally speaking this is essentially five short stories put together They re decades apart and so were the characters It shows the development of an empire but from a great deal of distance There was no real human element or emotions involved This work is practically a work of genius though it was impossible to fully care about the story because everything was objectified It was a major case of show rather than tell So I couldn t rate it five stars even if I was tempted to I m a realist I know he couldn t have told the story any other way but for me it lacked the human angle The fall of Empire gentlemen is a massive thing however and not easily fought It is dictated by a rising bureaucracy a receding initiative a freezing of caste a damming of curiosity a hundred other factors It has been going on as I have said for centuries and it is too majestic and massive a movement to stop This was a great book though it lacked that vital element of storytelling It was very deceiving at the start too it was uite dry I almost gave up with it but I m glad I persisted I will be reading further into the series to see how things go but I will most likely only go so far as the original trilogyYou can connect with me on social media via My Linktree

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Isaac Asimov Ù 9 read & download read & download ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ù Isaac Asimov summary Foundation ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub FoundationBut soon the fledgling Foundation finds itself at the mercy of corrupt warlords rising in the wake of the receding Empire Mankind's last best hope is faced with an agonizing choice submit to the barbarians and be overrun or fight them and be destroy Foundation The name is apt Isaac Asimov s sprawling scifi tale is the rock on which much of today s space opera is built Truer scifi historians than me would cite the late 1920s and pulp magazines such as Amazing Stories and E E Doc Smith as the DNA donors that spawned a thousand space operas They would be right but Asimov s fame towers above all others His 1952 story of the decline and fall of the Galactic Empire is space opera s foundationUnfortunately the analogy continues Foundation has all the elements of poor writing that makes stuffy literary aristocrats stick their noses up at the genre And rightfully so Flat characters a lack of economical yet creative prose and endless dialogue are the genre s Achilles heel and not in a cool Ilium way This rant covers only Foundation itself Despite owning an old edition which includes the entire original trilogy I only managed to slog through the first book Barely The first chapter with Hari Seldon and a death or exile decision was promising But the plot device that makes the story potentially interesting also pulls it apart like the gravity of a gas giant Foundation spans decades and with each shift into a new era you re introduced to new characters You learn almost nothing about them and in some scenes the dialogue is so pervasive violating the hallowed show don t tell rule so thouroughly I was actually unsure where these people were One of my favorite parts of reading science fiction is being exposed to the new ideas of smart visionary authors Good scifi ends up being right cool or both I obviously try to give anything as old as Foundation of a pass on this front but I really didn t find any of its concepts mind bending or even mind tickling Psychohistory as I understood it was alright I guess Statistics Dated elements abruptly eject the reader from the ever so important suspension of disbelief For days I couldn t shake the scene where two characters shared a bunch of snuff I thought is it reasonable that humans are still using tobacco products 12000 years in the future And snuff Atomic energy is the big technology in the Foundation universe That s like fascinating and stuff Immediately after I finished Foundation I picked up Scott Westerfeld s The Risen Empire A uote on the cover claimed In the tradition of Asimov Uh oh But wait Intellegent turns of phrase Break neck action Verisimilitude in the progression of civilizations Technology that drives the plot is extremely inventive and is extrapolated from today s knowledge base Well thought out characters whose behaviour makes sense but is not cardboard predictable Other wicked cool oddities like undead royal families No snuff Yes I m in the safe and familiar bio tech embrace of a trusted friend New Space OperaStories like Foundation are the reason why we even needed a New Space Opera in the first place Unlike the misadventure of New Coke this was a significant improvement on the original The authors of this reinvigorated genre like Banks Hamilton and Westerfeld with all due respect to Stephen Baxter and his physics lectures some call novels focus on uality writing character development and social commentary Oh and scientific accuracy verging on whooooa there A few like Dan Simmons georgeous Hyperion are masterworks in any genre All this poison being said I can easily watch old GI Joe and He Man cartoons and marvel at their sheer genius while a 10 year old today would brand me an idiot Nostalgia is a shiny prism through which we all view our past If I had not first read Foundation in my thirties but instead in my teens this review would like be entitled Asimov is like chewing on expensive snuff But alas I am stuck with current me This review also marks several times now that I give poor grades to scifi written prior to 1980 I m a linear person old before new read things in order cake before coffee no spoilers please So I ve attempted to read Asimov Niven Pohl and I have to say meh I now vow brown cow to not feel guilty by skipping the basement of my favorite genre and instead enjoy the first floor second floor jacuzzi balcony and pool I ll get to that basement One day When it s raining Ooo look a suirrelBeing a solid fan of New Space Opera I must give proper respect to works upon whose shoulders it stands I do so But as with many of you I have books on my to read list than I can tackle in a lifetime I must prune and trim aggressively and I m afraid the rest of the Foundation series is likely to end up on the greenhouse floor Hopefully before I m dust a clever New Space Opera idea about extending human life expectancy will give me time to explore books about advanced civilizations prone to cancer of the mouth due to snuff addictions Until then I give thanks to the Old and say bring on the New

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Isaac Asimov Ù 9 read & download read & download ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ù Isaac Asimov summary Foundation ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Years To preserve knowledge and save mankind Seldon gathers the best minds in the Empire both scientists and scholars and brings them to a bleak planet at the edge of the Galaxy to serve as a beacon of hope for a future generations He calls his sanctuary the I read this again after about a thirty year hiatus I remember as a high schooler liking it and I read and liked some of the seuels but not entirely getting the full ideas presented After some time to grow up and mature I think I can appreciate Asimov s vision better than before Maybe it was the lack of much action that hindered my enjoyment as a teenager but as an adult I really liked the concepts approached and the ideas put forth Great science fiction and very influential on the works that came later This is a MUST read for SF fans


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    Foundation (PDF) Isaac Asimov Ù 9 read & download A great story told in a terribly boring fashion One dimensional characters engaged in various trade negotiations political upheavals and general planning Dry beyond belief The concepts are engaging—religion as a means of control psychohistory—but the telling of the story leaves much to be desired Some sections are much better than others particularly 1 3 There is a great story between the lines here; one th

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    Foundation (PDF) English Foundation Italiano«HARI SELDON born in the 11988th year of the Galactic Era; died 12069»The life of the brilliant mathematician Hari Seldon protagonist of the two preuels to Foundation series draws to a close However thanks to psychohistory the complex discipline founded by himself to predict the behaviours of

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    Isaac Asimov Ù 9 read & download Foundation (PDF) I read this again after about a thirty year hiatus I remember as a high schooler liking it and I read and liked some of the seuels but not entirely getting the full ideas presented After some time to grow up and

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    Foundation (PDF) read & download ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ù Isaac Asimov summary Foundation Foundation The name is apt Isaac Asimov's sprawling scifi tale is the rock on which much of today's space opera is built Truer scifi historians than me would cite the late 1920s and pulp magazines such as Amazing Stories and E E Doc Smith as

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    Foundation (PDF) Life in the Garden of Letters Foundation is a technological society which believes it can avoid its likely demise through the application of technology Even its ‘thought leaders’ believe their job is to pres

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  • Hardcover
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  • Foundation
  • Isaac Asimov
  • English
  • 05 August 2020
  • 9780553803716