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Andrew Good afternoon to everyone! So as I near the end of the entire Foundation series, I grow sad with the thought of this fun adventure being over. Does anyone know of any other books that are related to the Foundation series? Either SF, court intrigue or just a fun read?

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Marc-André Directly related? If you've read the 7 books that is it.

If you mean similar to the series, say hello to the Space Opera subgenre of science-fiction, your new best-friend.

You probably should read Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke first thought. It is very good and shares similarities with some of Asimov's work.

Then, you have The Expense seroes that starts with Leviathan Wakes, the Old Man's War series by John Scalzi, the Imperial Radch series by Ann Leckie that starts with Ancillary Justice, the Freyaverse series by Charles Stross that starts with Saturn's Children and is followed by Neptune's Brood, and Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer that starts the Terra Ignota series...

And you need to read the masterpiece that is Dune.

Conal (conalo) | 85 comments Marc-André wrote: "Directly related? If you've read the 7 books that is it.

There are some related series though maybe the entertainment value is not quite as high as the main series...

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Trike Asimov’s robots series, which he later tied in to the Foundation series.

For similar epic sweep, try Jack L. Chalker’s Saga of the Well World. Midnight at the Well of Souls is the first one.

Ann Leckie’s Imperial Radch trilogy is challenging but worth it. Ancillary Justice, Ancillary Sword, Ancillary Mercy.

Frank Herbert’s Dune, although the quality drops from book to book, and really plummets once Herbrt’s son took over. The first 3 should scratch that itch.

Ian Banks Culture novels. They aren’t a series per se, as each book is mostly a standalone.

Larry Niven’s Known Space books, particularly the ones written before 1990-ish. Like Dune, the Ringworld books start great and get worse, but the first 4 tell a complete tale.

Karl Smithe | 17 comments H. Beam Piper books including The Cosmic Computer and The Space Viking and A Slave is a Slave.

MadProfessah (madprofesssah) | 741 comments And of course Dan Simmons HYPERION Cantos (4 books) is great as is Peter Hamilton’s NIGHT’S DAWN trilogy and the Commonwealth Saga starting with JUDAS UNCHAINED And PANDORA’S STAR.

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Francis | 5 comments There is new SF book out that is very good so far Empire of Silence
By Christopher Ruocchio. About 100 pgs in and seems to be a keeper.

Richard F (richard_fox) | 2 comments Well I think Foundation is really quite unique, but some I’ve enjoyed as much: Uplift by Brin, Dune of course, Tripods by Christopher (YA), Beyond the Blue Event Horizon by Pohl, the Morphodite by Foster, Tau Zero by Anderson, Wayfarer by Schmidt. I should stop now!

Shawn Miles (girlshawn) | 0 comments I’m in the middle of the foundation series, of course after I read the robot series. Ha

I do recommend the Bobiverse series by Dennis E Taylor. It was noisy in the beginning but worth it halfway through and I just finished the fourth book.

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Kateb | 893 comments have you read the Raymond Feist books? Then anne McCaffrey 'Catteni series, OR L E Modesitt Jr Spellsong series

lots of good series out there

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CBRetriever | 4625 comments Cherryh has a few similar series


Apple has greenlit a TV show based on Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series

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Kateb | 893 comments CBRetriever wrote: "Cherryh has a few similar series


Apple has greenlit a TV show based on Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series"

i forgot about Cherryh loved those series

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Eaton Krone (eaton_krone) | 1 comments I finished the Saga of Seven Suns space opera by Kevin J Anderson recently. It's a seven-book space opera, and I strongly recommend you give it a go, if you haven't already, of course. And if you're open to fantasy, I'd highly recommend The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan (completed by Brandon Sanderson after Jordan passed away). Apart from two books somewhere in the middle of the 14-book series that dragged a bit for me, it's THE most epic story I've ever read and a must-read for every fantasy fan.

Andrew These are some fantastic suggestions! I can't thank you people enough, I don't even know where to begin! I got one book left in the Foundation series but I guess now it's time to start picking straws from your suggestions!

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