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Forward the Foundation txt Forward the Foundation, text ebook Forward the Foundation, adobe reader Forward the Foundation, chapter 2 Forward the Foundation, Forward the Foundation 2e5768 Librarian S Note Alternate Cover For This ISBN Can Be Found HereHere, From A Grand Master Of Science Fiction, Is The Long Awaited Final Novel Of The Greatest Series Ever Told Completed Just Before His Death, Forward The Foundation Is The Crowning Achievement Of A Great Writer S Life, A Stirring Testament To The Creative Genius Of Isaac Asimov 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 Caught In The Maelstrom Are Seldon And All He Holds Dear, Pawns In The Struggle For Dominance Whoever Can Control Seldon Will Control Psychohistory And With It The Future Of The Galaxy Among Those Seeking To Turn Psychohistory Into The Greatest Weapon Known To Man Are A Populist Political Demagogue, The Weak Willed Emperor Cleon I, And A Ruthless Militaristic General In His Last Act Of Service To Humankind, Hari Seldon Must Somehow Save His Life S Work From Their Grasp As He Searches For Is True Heirs A Search The Begins With His Own Granddaughter And The Dream Of A New Foundation

About the Author: Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov was a Russian born, American author, a professor of biochemistry, and a highly successful writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books.Professor Asimov is generally considered one of the most prolific writers of all time, having written or edited than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards He has works published in nine o

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  1. says:

    ENGLISH Forward the Foundation ITALIANO Though Isaac Asimov was a remarkable scientific divulgator, we cannot forget that one of the most fascinating cycles of ancient science fiction, i.e the Foundation series, was born from his pen Thanks to his work, Asimov can be rightly considered one of the earliest and most direct inspiring of Hari Seldon, the founder of Psichohistory, the science of human behavior reduced to mathematical equations ENCYCLOPEDIA GALACTICA Second prequel of the Foundation series, the novel takes place on Trantor 8 years after the first prequel Prelude to Foundation The main character is once again Hari Seldon, committed to the development and practical application of Psychohistory Despite the time frame of the narration is quite long basically the entire Seldon s life is narrated in this book , the rythm of events is intensive, and twists and turns are not missing However, I would now like to make a clarification my judgment is definitely not objective, cause I love Asimov s spying fantasy science and his fascinating theory of spatial colonization.

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    Bench Isaac Asimov sia stato un notevole divulgatore scientifico, non si pu dimenticare che uno dei cicli pi affascinanti della fantascienza antica, il ciclo delle fondazioni, sia nato dalla sua penna Grazie alla sua opera, pu essere di diritto annoverato tra i primi e pi diretti ispiratori di Hari Seldon, il padre fondatore della psicostoria, la scienza del comportamento umano ridotto ad equazioni matematiche ENCICLOPEDIA GALATTICA Secondo prequel al ciclo delle fondazioni vero e proprio, il romanzo si svolge su Trantor a partire da 8 anni dopo il primo prequel Preludio alla Fondazione Il protagonista ancora una volta Hari Seldon, impegnato nello sviluppo e nell applicazione pratica della Psicostoria Nonostante l arco temporale della narrazione sia piuttosto lungo, essendo spalmato per tutta la rimanente vita di Seldon, il ritmo rimane discretamente serrato, e non mancano i colpi di scena Occorre per fare una precisazione il mio giudizio assolutamente non obiettivo, essendo un amante dello spionaggio fantascientifico di Asimov e della sua affascinante teoria della colonizzazione spaziale.

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    Finally The last published Foundation book, written by Asimov a few titles written by other authors were published subsequently My review of the first Foundation book was posted in 2014, as I write it is March 2019, so I feel a nice sense of accomplishment for completing a series review five years in the making Forward the Foundation is the second prequel to the classic original Foundation Trilogy that makes it a sequel to a prequel Prelude to Foundation that is It is set on Trantor, the governing planet of the Galactic Empire, eight years after the events of Prelude to Foundation Prelude tells the story of Hari Seldon, the founder of the Foundation, as a young man, and the development of psychohistory , a predictive science for computing monumental events on a planetary or even galactic scale It s a mathematical way of analyzing human society that ends by predicting the future At the beginning of Forward the Foundation Hari Seldon is 60 year old, and the novel tells the story of the last ten years of his life, as he struggles to put the Foundation together As his psychohistory predicts, the Empire is deteriorating and beginning to fall Seldon s mission in life is to minimize the duration of the dark age that will follow this fall, with the Foundation as the nucleus of a new empire He is aided by his wife, Dors, who seems to possess some superhuman abilities, his adopted son and granddaughter, who have some uncanny mental abilities and several other colorful characters Who is this bloke from the book cover of several editions No idea, too young to be Seldon That black box is probably the Prime Radiant , but WTF is he doing with it Forward the Foundation is pretty great for fans of this classic sci fi series, it fills out details of things mentioned in the original Foundation Trilogy However, I personally have some doubts about reading the entire series in chronological order instead of the publication order The original trilogy, from the 50s, is comprised of three rather short novels, very tightly written and often quite thrilling This is the case with most of the best Golden Age sci fi books, they tend to be great stories economically told I think that anyone new to the Foundation books would be better off reading the trilogy first simply because they are just fun and exciting The extra details from the prequels are not really needed to follow the trilogy s narrative That said, Asimov himself recommended reading in the chronological order so you may want to ignore me completely In and of itself though Forward the Foundation is a solid novel, rather leisurely paced, as is the case of the later Asimov works from the 80s and 90s Asimov seems to interested in pondering and exploring ideas than telling gripping, fast paced stories The characterization tends to be better in these later novels, the main characters, including the smart villains, have depth to them, the plot structure tends to be intricate and complex The stylistic changes are only natural as Asimov matured and changed, readers who prefer his 50s writing style have plenty of titles they can choose from as this was his most prolific period In any case, his 80s and 90s books are interesting and very readable and I enjoy them As a longtime fan of his books, I feel a little nostalgic, like reaching the end of an era I don t really feel inclined to read the subsequently published Foundation books by other authors, what I would rather do is go back to reread his early robots and empire books Whatever order you want to read the Foundation series is up to you, I am happy with my reading order and I love the series in general.Notes A little spoiler discussion, only read this if you have already read this book or if you enjoy being contrary Here goes view spoiler Towards the end Seldon is working hard to set up the Second Foundation, the community to be made up of people with mental powers, basically telepathy and mind control The usage of mind control is presented as a wonderful tool to achieve Seldon s goals I find this very odd, it is as if Asimov never considered that mind control is actually very dangerous, and deprives people of free will He even depicted this danger with The Mule in Foundation and Empire hide spoiler

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    The critical reviews of this book are astounding The breathtaking conclusion to the greatest science fiction epic of all time is a strange thing to say about a book that serves as a second prequeland not the last of the series either The Foundation series has enthralled readers for than 40 years, and this work is a dramatic climax Again, for a prequel, and, frankly, it s not particularly dramatic A moving valedictory performance which meansI m not sure whatLittle known fact Asimov generated character names using a random number generator That said, the book isn t terrible I find it to be a little pointless and increasingly implausible But it fits into the series, and the series may well be the greatest science fiction epic of all time If it is, it s not because of the prose, the drama, or the characters It s because of the concepts The Universe in which stories occur is a magnificent tapestry Even if the stories themselves fall short of this standard time after time, the occasional glimpses of Asimov s Universe make it worth the read, regardless.

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    4.0 to 4.5 stars Excellent book and another good installment to the Foundation series Not quite up to the level of the original trilogy, but still an excellent read Recommended

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    Forward the Foundation , Asimov s last novel written just before his death, published just after , suffers from all the problems of Prelude to Foundation only magnified tenfold Once again, Hari Seldon is transmogrified into an action hero to save the crisis of the day in a prequel to the older and vastly superior Foundation novels Unlike Prelude, however, there s not enough going on outside the short term arc to make this one worthwhile It s just plain silly Part of what makes the Foundation stories so great is their ability to both offer a good story and present the idea that the individual events pale in significance to the overarching history that Seldon has planned Forward the Foundation accomplishes neither.

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    Varies from not bad to pretty good It almost feels like a trio of connected novellas than one cohesive novel, which is not necessarily a bad thing But for the most part, the sequences of events seem a little too convenient That said, the characters are pretty decent, and the female characters are significantly capable and well rounded than I m used to seeing from these Great Old SF Masters, and indeed from some of Asimov s own older works Maybe I would have appreciated it if I d read the Foundation books in publication order instead of internal chronological order, but that s not how I approached it.

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    Un excelente final de precuela D Lo nico malo es que algunas soluciones, por no decir todas, llegan a ser predecibles, pero cuando le tienes cari o a la historia y a los personajes las llegas a perdonar al autor D Me da la sensaci n que este libro es mejor leerlo al final de toda la saga

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    Knjiga koja daje najvise informacija do sada o tome sta je Psihoistorija ali isto tako i najdublje ulazi u intimni svet Harija Seldona, njegove porodice i prijatelja Zapleti su manje vise ocekivani ali na jako zanimljiv nacin vodi ka uspostavljanju Zaduzbine i onome sta nas ocekuje u centralnoj Asimovljevoj trilogiji.

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    Credo che a un occhio non allenato questo turbine multicolore sembrerebbe soltanto un guazzabuglio di numeri, figure e forme, ma per me e Yugo, e Wanda, e Gaal questa la Psicostoria sbocciata alla vita Trovo che Asimov sia un autore fondamentale per un numero di ragioni talmente grande che, fantascientificamente parlando, neppure i trentamila anni di storia umana necessari per arrivare alle Fondazioni sarebbero sufficienti a esporle tutte e sviscerarle debitamente Come superfluo far notare, uno scrittore di fantascienza nei suoi libri ci sono gravitass suppongo che la traduzione sia alquanto datata , ascensori a repulsione gravitazionale, ipernavi, robot umanoidi nei suoi libri, il particolare scientifico curato al minimo dettaglio Ma ci che mi lascia sempre sorpresa e ci che costituisce il motivo forse principale per cui io ritengo che la mia vita senza le storie di Asimov sarebbe pi vuota che, nei suoi libri, ad essere curata al minimo dettaglio anche la componente umana.Non mi riferisco propriamente ai comportamenti, alle emozioni o ai sentimenti dei singoli, o al modo in cui parlano o gestiscono la loro vita privata non mi riferisco, in poche parole, al quotidiano Sarebbe inutile negare che molti personaggi asimoviani mancano di spessore, altri a volte si lanciano in spiegoni che stanno a sentire soltanto loro, quasi tutti spesso tendono a iper reagire Non si tratta di figure molto realistiche, ma paradossalmente questo le rende anche pi vere Asimov fa con i suoi umani quel che fa con i suoi robot ne accentua l emotivit per mostrare la natura dell animo umano, ne esalta l ingegno per ridurre la tridimensionalit della mente alle sei facce di un cubo appiattite su un tavolo con il solo scopo di riassemblarle in qualcosa di diverso, per quanto l impresa sembri impossibile Entrambe queste operazioni, accidentalmente o volutamente, lo portano sempre a produrre delle storie eccellenti.Gli episodi di Fondazione anno zero bench l ordine cronologico sia molto importante, le quattro parti in cui il romanzo diviso possono considerarsi autoconclusive in s sono tra le storie pi intelligenti che Asimov abbia mai scritto, specialmente il primo e il secondo, che vedono il geniale matematico Hari Seldon alle prese con i problemi che si incontrano nella gestione di un impero di venticinque milioni di mondi normale amministrazione, insomma Nel corso di queste avventure Seldon d prova di un astuzia e una scaltrezza di cui, basandomi sui miei ricordi di Preludio alla Fondazione, non l avrei considerato capace Lo stupore non ha fatto altro che aumentare il piacere e il divertimento che ho provato nel seguire la serie di stratagemmi, trucchi e manipolazioni di cui Seldon si rende, gioco forza, degnissimo artefice.Nella terza e nella quarta parte, invece, si fa chiaramente pi consistente il fatto emotivo, e neanche qui Asimov si spreca Non fosse stato per l indiscutibile impenetrabilit del mio cuoricino questa frase ha tanti buchi quanti un colabrodo avrei pianto un paio di volte, e una di queste sarebbe stata per un robot Esatto, quest uomo capace di far piangere la gente per il destino di una macchina Spero che il mondo si renda conto di cosa questo significhi.E a questo proposito, avrei voluto pi Demerzel Quanto mi mancano i vecchi tempi in cui Daneel e Bailey se ne andavano in giro a braccetto a risolvere omicidi su pianeti random, quando ancora c erano gli Spaziali che vivevano trecento anni e i mondi erano tutt al pi cinquanta.Ebbene s Asimov mi fa persino diventare nostalgica.

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    When I was young, Isaac Asimov was my favorite author I read a lot of his books, science fiction and science fact, novels and short stories I had decided that his short stories were better than his novels, that his novels were written like long short stories I have forgotten most of what I had read of his books and in recent years I ve been rereading.Forward the Foundation was written after my youthful fanship It does sort of confirm my early opinion Asimov is not great at dialog It is stiff, sometimes stodgy, and weak on inflection and nuance In the audio book that I just heard, I think this was made to seem even so by the narrator, Larry McKeever R Daneel Olivaw made an appearance in Forward the Foundation, as he does in several of Asimov s late works I think Asmiov s dialog style suits Daneel, being a robot.Hari Seldon, the developer of psycho history, the basis of the Foundation series, is pretty much the same character as Elijah Baley, in the Robot series, and Golan Trevize in the Foundation sequels, and probably most of Asimov s leading characters in other novels.So, having denigrated the object of my early SF literary admiration, let me say that I haven t read anything of Asimov s that isn t pretty good Which I can t say of his contemporaries I also admire, Philip K Dick and Robert A Heinlein, both of whom have writen a couple of dogs Forward the Foundation is good old fashioned Sci Fi and well worth the read, especially in the context of the Foundation Trilogy.

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