A THOUSAND-YEAR EPIC, A GALACTIC STRUGGLE, A MONUMENTAL WORK IN THE ANNALS OF SCIENCE FICTION FOUNDATION begins a new chapter in the story of man's future. As the Old Empire crumbles into barbarism throughout the million worlds of the galaxy, Hari ...
Seldon and his band of psychologists must create a new entity, the Foundation-dedicated to art, science, and technology-as the beginning of a new empire. FOUNDATION AND EMPIRE describes the mighty struggle for power amid the chaos of the stars in which man stands at the threshold of a new enlightened life which could easily be destroyed by the old forces of barbarism. SECOND FOUNDATION follows the Seldon Plan after the First Empire's defeat and describes its greatest threat-a dangerous mutant strain gone wild, which produces a mind capable of bending men's wills, directing their thoughts, reshaping their desires, and destroying the universe.
Un'incredibile saga di uno dei più grandi autori di fantascienza mai esistiti. Uno stile lucido, tecnico, preciso, unito a una marea di idee geniali, rendono questa saga una delle migliori che abbia mai letto.
A Giant on whose shoulders all modern Sci-fi authors stand
It has been said that there is Sci-fi before Asimov, and a Sci-fi after Asimov. That's true: he revolutioned the genre bringing new concepts and ideas into it. What is written today starts from the Foundation Trilogy, which is a true cornerstone of
..." Sci-fi. This said, the book was written in the early '50s and it shows. There are a lot of faults with it: the characters are plain, forgettable. The style is at times difficult and slow. Anachronisms are at time so funny to be anticlimatic: ten thousand years in the future mankind has forgotten what their original planet is, but they still smoke cigars and drink whiskey in all social situations. They travel across the whole galaxy in days, but they don't have access to the most basic aesthetic surgery so ugly people just stay ugly forever no matter how powerful they are. The plot is complicated and reads like a Sherlock Holmes novel - there are times you are blown by unexpected twists, but there also times when you think "WTF, this is ridiculous!" when everybody tries to unexpectedly outwit everybody else. There are a lot of faults with this book, but still, this is one of those books that made the history of literature. I suggest it if you love the genre, otherwise there are a lot of better authors out there, all derivates of Asimov, sure, but do you really care?Continua...Nascondi
Non avevo mai letto nulla di Asimov e la trilogia della fondazione è stato un modo fantastico per iniziare. L'epopea dell'umanità tra la fine dell'impero e i primi 400 anni successivi. Bel romanzo che è nello spazio ma usa la fantascienza come
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