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Forward The Foundation!

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Ultimately, it is clear that Asimov wanted to tie up all the loose ends and fully explain the origins of the Foundations—and in particular, the psychic powers of the Second Foundationers.

Sin embargo, para quienes ya han leído algo de Asimov, creo que puede ser un excelente punto de partida si quieren introducirse en la Saga de Fundación.In the end, however, as played out in the book's final scene, Asimov's regrets as he approached the end of his life had less to do with what the future might have held than with the indelible past.

Forward the Foundation is the second prequel to the classic original Foundation Trilogy (that makes it a sequel to a prequel!Of course, having read Foundation first (decades ago), it is difficult for me to look at this book in the same way a reader might who has not read Foundation first – I was constantly (and pleasantly) comparing the thought processes and younger life of the incomparable Hari Seldon in this book to the vision we are given of Seldon in Foundation, when he is established as an old and very wise demigod and thorough planner of human civilization for the next millennia.

In fact, Asimov expressly used these last novels of his career to defiantly still engage in the exact behavior that his increasingly younger critics excoriated in his books, such as the subsumed racism of '50s-style "PG-rated" slurs like "boy," and the out-and-out sexism and sexual objectifiction of every female character. As Hari Seldon struggles to perfect his revolutionary theory of psychohistory and ensure a place for humanity among the stars, the great Galactic Empire totters on the brink of apocalyptic collapse. La transmisión de conocimientos (y en el camino escribir buenas historias) es una forma también de vivir más allá de la propia vida. If you look at these three unrelated '50s series of Asimov while squinting and sort of half-frowning, you can sort of squeeze them together into one unified storyline, spanning not Heinlein's 300 years of the future but instead an entire 22,000, to an eventual populated Milky Way galaxy containing thousands of inhabited planets, where Earth has become the stuff of myth and legend, and where the main crisis is that the all-encompassing empire that has run the entire galaxy for the last ten thousand years is on its last gasp, and the only person who knows is an eccentric history professor who comes up with an intellectually clever way to help humanity prevent its own destruction despite itself. We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic.

Además, el personaje de Seldon me sigue pareciendo un egocéntrico y borde por lo que el concepto mitificado de este personaje que tenía desde hace años se me ha caído por los suelos. Sadly, this hadn't a lot of Foundation stuff in it and it's actually the weakest in the series so far. Like other previous science fiction works by Asimov, the book was a commercial success, becoming a New York Times bestselling work.

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