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Archive Sci-fi/Fantasy Reads > 2020 October: Foundation

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message 1: by Patrick, From USA Sci-fi/Fantasy & Horror (new)

Patrick | 651 comments Mod
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 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 Foundation.

But 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 destroyed.

I really enjoyed this series!!
Enjoy!!


message 2: by Rosemarie, Northern Roaming Scholar (new)

Rosemarie | 8425 comments Mod
An entertaining read-I've read it twice.


message 3: by Samantha, Cajun Literary Belle (new)

Samantha Matherne (cajunliterarybelle) | 2430 comments Mod
I own a copy of the first book in this series but am unsure if I’ll get to it this month. I seem to be running perpetually behind on some group reads.


message 4: by Georgina (new)

Georgina (georgiet29) | 234 comments I’m joining you for this one, I haven’t read it yet but managed to get the whole series of books so I hope it’s good 🤞


message 5: by Book Nerd (new)

Book Nerd (book_nerd_1) | 387 comments Such a great book. But I really like the second one best. The Mule is my favorite character.
I wonder how many of the people running the world today think they've figured out psychohistory.


message 6: by Patrick, From USA Sci-fi/Fantasy & Horror (new)

Patrick | 651 comments Mod
I liked the second one too! It’s such a great trilogy!


message 7: by Patrick, From USA Sci-fi/Fantasy & Horror (new)

Patrick | 651 comments Mod
How are you liking it so far Georgina?


message 8: by Georgina (new)

Georgina (georgiet29) | 234 comments I’ve hit a reading rut and am yet to start, sorry. I’m determined to finish the book I’m currently reading, only 20% left and then I’ll start. I’m looking forward to starting it, I will get it finished before the end of the month :)


message 9: by Book Nerd (new)

Book Nerd (book_nerd_1) | 387 comments Asimov invented the hive world, a completely urbanized planet, with Trantor.


message 10: by Brian (new)

Brian Reynolds | 3811 comments This trilogy was a surprisingly good read when I read it years ago. I remember reading the second book in a day. A true classic. I'm not ready to re-read it now, but maybe someday. My hesitancy is due to some of my sci-fi re-reads not being that enjoyable to my aged self.


message 11: by Rosemarie, Northern Roaming Scholar (new)

Rosemarie | 8425 comments Mod
I enjoyed this one on rereading, Brian. And I'm more aged than you!


message 12: by Shaina (last edited Oct 30, 2020 09:42AM) (new)

Shaina | 145 comments I really enjoyed this book and have got the next one in the series already.


message 13: by Patrick, From USA Sci-fi/Fantasy & Horror (new)

Patrick | 651 comments Mod
Glad you all liked it! Is anyone finishing the series?


message 14: by Georgina (new)

Georgina (georgiet29) | 234 comments I loved it. I’m onto Second Foundation already. I don’t own any of the later books though, I’ll have to keep my eye out for them.


message 15: by Rosemarie, Northern Roaming Scholar (new)

Rosemarie | 8425 comments Mod
Have you read Foundation and Empire,Georgina? It's part of the trilogy.

I recently read The Star Likes Dust and really enjoyed it too.


message 16: by Georgina (new)

Georgina (georgiet29) | 234 comments Yes Rosemarie, I’m speeding through them, they’re great. They’ve cured the reading rut that I’d got into. I actually preferred Foundation and Empire to Foundation. I only started Second Foundation this morning but so far I’m enjoying it too. I’ll definitely be adding more of his to my reading list.


message 17: by Rosemarie, Northern Roaming Scholar (new)

Rosemarie | 8425 comments Mod
They get better with each episode of the series. I liked Foundation and Earth a lot too.


message 18: by Patrick, From USA Sci-fi/Fantasy & Horror (new)

Patrick | 651 comments Mod
The Mule makes the series even better. I like what he brings to the story.


message 19: by Book Nerd (new)

Book Nerd (book_nerd_1) | 387 comments And I've always been curious what a visi-sonor looks like. I found this from some cover. There's really no description of it in the book so it's pure speculation.



message 20: by Georgina (new)

Georgina (georgiet29) | 234 comments I’ve just finished the third book and WOW! How have I not read these before they are brilliant!
The Mule did make it more exciting Patrick I agree, and that picture of the visisonor is great. It’s funny how you can get a mental picture of something without actually being given a description, that pictures not far off what I had in my mind.


message 21: by Patrick, From USA Sci-fi/Fantasy & Horror (new)

Patrick | 651 comments Mod
Glad you enjoyed the trilogy Georgina!! I believe there are more books if you're interested!


message 22: by Book Nerd (new)

Book Nerd (book_nerd_1) | 387 comments There's
Prelude to Foundation
Forward the Foundation
Foundation's Edge
Foundation and Earth
I don't think they really live up to the original trilogy but I'd say they're worth a read.


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