[READ] Foundation and Empire
Series Exciting surprise ending that remembers me the first Asimov novels of the Robot seriesVote 75 L "Impero Galattico Stava Crollando Meno "Galattico stava crollando Meno del precedente il secondo romanzo del Ciclo delle Fondazioni risulta suddiviso in soli due blocchi temporali rispettivamente 150 e 230 anni dopo la nascita della Fondazione Una nuova Crisi di Seldon si avvicina apparentemente scatenata da un nuovo temibile nemico il Mulo un essere dotato di poteri uasi soprannaturaliDevo dire che la tecnica di Isaac Asimov di descrivere per fasi o blocchi temporali le vicende che hanno portato alla caduta dell Impero e alla nascita e sviluppo della
Fondazione a me piace E un tipo di fantascienza molto suggestiva a me piace E un tipo di fantascienza molto suggestiva davvero di scorrere uell Enciclopedia Galattica che pi volte ricorre nelle pagine della serie Molto bello il finale a sorpresa amarcord dei primi romanzi asimoviani del Ciclo dei RobotVoto 75 It has been several ears since I read Foundation though one thing that lingers in my mind about the first instalment of the series in the scope and ambition behind the work It is extraordinary and the brilliance continues hereFirstly though it is worth mentioning tha Split into two stories instead of many like the first book this
*One Feels A Lot Streamlined *feels a lot streamlined the Foundation has met two of its greatest foes One of which was expected and one that wasn tThe path back to stable galactic civilization is a tortuous one The foundation always knew that it would one day have to face against the Empire and it did and that story was very interestingBut the Mule Well he s just fascinating And iconic And perhaps a bit overdone ever since then because let s face it we love mutants with mighty mental powers don t we Grasp the date 1951 This isn t a comic book either Yes sure there s the Lensman and others but what we ve got here is the grand social tide set against the powers of a single individual The very thing that Hari Seldon s math couldn t account for And now ashesWhat an awesome reversal One that s both chilling and affirming at the same time playing to our prejudices that we as individuals matter while also showing the grand destruction that comes with itI m revising the novel upwards It was great fun and still a part of the grand trilogy I don t know why I thought it was anything less than fantastic Foundation and Empire is sadly not as interesting as the first book in the series It was hard to get through at times mostly because of a total lack of suspense depth and real characters which is usually also the case in the first book but that one easily gets extra points because of the brilliance of the ideasStill there are many plainly visible influences to be found and it s good enough that I definitely want to read of these books. Istória ciência revolucionària criada por Hari Seldon são postas em causa devido à aparição de um homem com poderes paranormais um mutante conhecido por Mula cuja verdadeira identidade apenas será desvendada nas últimas págin.
*success that theirs is a destiny proven with mathematical certainty by *that theirs is a destiny proven with mathematical certainty by great Seldon himself Periodically in the Foundation history a simulacrum of Seldon will appear to explain away a crisis in his plan Up to the point of the story Seldon had been prophetically correct in his predictions reassuring his followers of the inevitability of his plan and of FoundationBut there are shadows and penumbra of uncertainty and the apprehensions are proven true when great Seldon appears and starts talking about an alternate history one that was not going on The Foundation was experiencing a crisis different than the one foretold by SeldonThe mulePsychohistory deals with predicting statistical trends in human progress a combined science of mathematics sociology psychology and cultural study that Seldon and his apostles have used Seldon s principles to exact a plan for cultural galactic evolution with exacting precision What Seldon cannot could not predict was the actions of an individual It is the unexpected ascendancy of a mutant with strange abilities that turns the Foundation plan into uncharted territoryDecades before Darth Vader and his Emperor Asimov s The Mule describes a conuering villain with complexities and humanistic intricacies that would create an SFF template that would be mimicked by writers and speculative fiction writers for generations Over sixty The Animated Films of Don Bluth years later and Asimov s character is still a study in deterministic powerOne influence that jumped out to me was Trantor as a model for George Lucas Coruscant The center of galactic power is a planet city with a single purpose Asimov s impact on Herbert s Dune series is also suggestedA must read for SF fans Isaac Asimov based Foundation and Empire on Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire ifou re in any doubt consider the following lines
From His Well Known Poemhis well known poem Foundation of SF SuccessSo success is not a mystery just brush up on A Good Man in Africa your history and borrow day by dayTake an Empire that was Roman andou ll find it is at home in all the starry Milky WayWith a drive that s hyperspatial through the parsecs Borderline Personality Disorder you will raceou ll find that plotting is a breezeWith a tiny bit of cribbin from the works of Edward Gibbon and that Greek Depois de Prelúdio à Fundação e Fundação surge agora o terceiro volume deste grandioso ciclo no ual o império se encontra destruído pois perdera os cientistas fundadores de dois mundos novos a primeira Fundação especificament.