Second Foundation

Author: Isaac Asimov Type: Fiction, novel Part of series: Foundation (#3) Published: 1953 I read it: January 2015 The first thing that struck me about this last volume of the original trilogy was how focused Part I turned out to be. (Well, that was the second thing. The first thing that struck me was how confusing…

Foundation & Empire

Author: Isaac Asimov Type: Fiction, novel Part of series: Foundation (#2) Published: 1952 I read it: June 2014 Here is part two of Asimov’s ambitious Foundation saga. It opens with an outline of how the Galactic Empire is in the process of crumbling, and the question is how it will all play out against the…

Foundation

Author: Isaac Asimov Type: Fiction, novel Part of series: Foundation (#1) Published: 1951 I read it: February 2014 Isaac Asimov could predict the future. Or at least that’s what it seemed like when fans dug up his essay from 1964 in which he imagined visiting a World’s Fair in 2014. Although the essay can be cherry-picked for inaccurate guesses,…