Forward the Foundation (Foundation (Chronological Order) #2)
"The breathtaking conclusion to the greatest science fiction epic of all time" is a strange thing to say about a book that serves as a second prequel...and not the last of the series either.
"The Foundation series has enthralled readers for more than 40 years, and this work is a dramatic climax." Again, for a prequel, and, frankly, it's not particularly dramatic.
"A moving valedictory performance..." which means...I'm not sure what...
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Trovo che Asimov sia un autore fondamentale per un numero di ragioni talmente grande che, fantascientificamente parlando, neppure i trentamila anni di storia umana necessari per arrivare alle Fondazioni sarebbero sufficienti a esporle tutte e sviscerarle debitamente. Come è superfluo far not ...more
Forward the Foundation is the second prequel to his famous Foundation series, and it was written shortly before his ...more
There are a couple other books that link t ...more
As I read 'Prelude' first, and got accustomed to the later writing style of Asimov before getting to the Foundation Trilogy, it was easy for me to rejoin Hari, Dors, and Raych. The book is separated in sections by character focus, similar to others of the series. Each section jumps forward in time, ...more
There is a very clear progression in Asimov's writing style over the years. Although he never entirely overcame his fundamental geekine ...more
The first glimpse of Seldon and the unrest at the Galactic Capital Trantor was written by Asimov at the age of twenty-one (how sad that I've written nothing of significance at even a decade older than that)! Undoubtedly the same intrugueness was felt by thousands of other readers of Asimov, or he would have never written the ...more
Coming at these Foundation books in chronological order means that I still know nothing of the original trilogy (that comes next) as despite Asimov taking great care to update the reader on what came chronologically before he doesn't bother to explain in any great detail what exactly Seldon was working on. There's not enough science I guess is wha ...more
While the main focus is on the trials and tribulations of psychohistory, there are glimpses at Seldon's humanity. He worries about dying and losing those closest to him. He feels age begin to wear on his body, making him slower and more dependent on others. He fails and makes mistakes. This full characterization of Seldon makes him into someone the reader would ...more
The last Foundation book Asimov wrote (1993) is the also the one right before the original trilogy begins (1951). Like the earlier 'prequel' novel, this book just kind of meanders without much of a central conflict or plot. There are some tie-ins to other Foundation works or his other series, but ultimately, but book just kind of plods along. The character dynamics (never Asimov's strong suit) are particularly unsatisfying as there isn't enough external stimul ...more
Existen varias incoherencias con los libros de la saga, incluso con el anterior, eso que no están separados por tantos años. Pero son cambios necesarios para el mejor desarrollo de la historia.
Just read the first 3 books in the series, the rest is a bit of a let down.
L'impero galattico rischia la rovina: al suo centro la città di Trantor, capitale e cuore dell'Impero percorso da venti di rivolta, vacilla. E' l'ultima battaglia per Hari Sheldon, il creatore della Psicostoria, l'unico strumento scientifico in grado di prevedere il fututro ed eventualmente correggerlo. E' l'ultima battaglia per il misterioso Demerzel, mitico robot umanoide che da ventimila anni agisce sotto svariate identità nella Galassia per aiutare il pacifico sviluppo del genere umano. Una...more
Professor Asimov is generally considered the most prolific writer of all time, having written or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. He has works published in nine of the te ...more
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