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Foundation (Foundation, #1) - Community Reviews back

by Isaac Asimov
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markk
markk rated it 5 months ago
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
mattries37315 rated it 1 year ago
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...
Brain Gourmet
Brain Gourmet rated it 4 years ago
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
TheBrainintheJar rated it 4 years ago
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...
Ivie Hill's Rant Rampage
Ivie Hill's Rant Rampage rated it 4 years ago
I have to ask...What is the big deal with this series???I have read Foundation, and honestly, it left me flat. I have geared myself up for an epic SciFi novel, and found myself reading something resembling an instruction manual instead. The novel revolves around psychohistorians who successfully app...
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it 4 years ago
This book was such a pleasure to read. I loved the time jumps between chapters and seeing how much the Foundation had changed during those times.Great descriptions and wonderful language. Asimov has such a gift for writing and telling a story. I can't wait to read the next book.I will admit the powe...
IntheZone
IntheZone rated it 4 years ago
2014 re-read. Review forthcoming
IntheZone
IntheZone rated it 4 years ago
2014 re-read. Review forthcoming
Ecletic Reader
Ecletic Reader rated it 5 years ago
Sometimes the story was a little slow, but it is well worth the read.
so many books, so little time
so many books, so little time rated it 5 years ago
Philistine alert. Vol. 1 of an influential space opera that strikes me as being terribly sketchy with flat characters being plopped down in assorted situations. Hard going overall.Sadly or not, I've been spoiled by more fully-fleshed sci-fi written since. Robinson's Mars Trilogy took forever to read...
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