Publication Date: 17/02/1988
- Science fiction
- Publication Date:
- HarperCollins Publishers
- Country of origin:
- United Kingdom
- Dimensions (mm):
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Once you allow for the Temporary Suspension of Disbelief, the Foundation trilogy and its prequels and sequels is at the heart of Sci-fi through the last 40 years of the 20th century. Asimov writes with a fluidity that makes reading his stories even easier than he found it to write them, and his ability to think about and explain a given idea, and its social, political and humanitarian aspects almost as clearly. His Robots are legendary, but Foundation has a bit more depth.
Make the break with simple logic, and enjoy the ride, over & over!
One of the best books of all time, in any genre!
I don't consider myself a science-fiction fan. I read comic books, yes, and I do kind of like a handful of individual sci-fi tales, but I like a few random examples of EVERY book genre.
I loathe "fantasy", and "science-fiction" is only one rung above that - it is just not good.
But this... this was epic. Utterly, utterly amazing. Aside from a handful of typos and one relatively substantial issue I take with the plot (i.e., that the entire population of a planet, even horribly disgruntled members of that population, can keep a MASSIVE secret from the rest of the known universe for a few centuries) I can't think of anything negative to say; the plot, the story, the dialogue, the language, the legitimacy of the science used... all of it was exemplary.
I am now definitely an Asimov fan, and if there's more science-fiction like this, I may be a -sci-fi- fan, too!