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Foundation (Foundation, #1) - Isaac Asimov
Foundation (Foundation, #1)
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The first volume in Issac Asimov's world-famous saga, winner of the Hugo Award for Best All-Time Novel Series.
The first volume in Issac Asimov's world-famous saga, winner of the Hugo Award for Best All-Time Novel Series.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780586010808 (0586010807)
Publisher: Voyager
Pages no: 234
Edition language: English
Science Fiction
Series: Foundation (#1)
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false10 rated it
3.0 Foundation (Foundation, #1)
Asimov is a man of vision and big ideas. Foundation maps roughly the first 100 years of a thousand year blossoming of a new galactic civilization, driven forward by radical changes through warfare, religion and trade. What Asimov is not, is a a wordsmith or a master of characterization. Although he'...
markk rated it
4.5 Getting around at last to an SF classic
This is a book that I first tried reading decades ago, but I just couldn’t get into it at the time. Perhaps it was for the best, because returning to it now allowed me to appreciate aspects of the book I wouldn’t have when I was younger, such as Asimov’s engagement with religion and his faith in a t...
mattries37315 rated it
4.0 Foundation (Foundation #1)
An Empire has begun to decline and one man had produced a plan to shorten the resulting Dark Age and found a Second Empire. Isaac Asimov based his “Hugo Best All-Time Series” on this premise, one man setting up a Foundation for the future of mankind but not telling his successors about how to bring...
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2.0 Foundation (Foundation, #1)
Really, Asimov?The future painted in Foundation, a future 10,000 years from now, has male emperors, scientists, thinkers, officials, warriors. Male humans. And they all have Western or Russian-sounding names. And they have the same life-expectancy as today, create conspiracies, fight, build monarch...
TheBrainintheJar rated it
3.0 Foundation
Foundation is another novel where two styles clash. Unlike others, though, Asimov manages to make them merge. It’s especially impressive because these are two styles which shouldn’t work together. Asimov is a much better writer than people give him credit. He may not understand human beings, but few...
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