Isaac Asimov, Good Kindle Books at a Glance #6
If you like science fiction, such name as Isaac Asimov is most probably familiar to you.
Foundation series is the most famous work by Asimov; it was the winner of the Hugo Award for “Best All-Time Series” in 1966. For decades it was known as Foundation Trilogy, consisting of Foundation, Foundation and Empire and Second Foundation volumes. “One of the great masterworks of science fiction, the Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building. The story of our future begins with the history of Foundation and its greatest psychohistorian: Hari Seldon.”
Foundation’s Edge is a sequel to the original series written by Asimov many years later, in 1982. The book was welcomed by both fans and critics; it won Hugo Award for “Best Novel” in 1983. “At last, the costly and bitter war between the two Foundations had come to an end. The scientists of the First Foundation had proved victorious; and now they retum to Hari Seldon’s long-established plan to build a new Empire… “ Another sequel, Foundation and Earth, was published in 1986; chronologically, it’s the last in the Foundation series.
Prelude to Foundation (1988) and Forward the Foundation(1993) are prequels to Foundation Series. Though not as popular as the original trilogy, they still may be interesting to staunch Isaac Asimov’s fans.
I, Robot is a collection of short stories first pulished in Gnome Press in 1950. They all share the same theme of interaction between humans and robots; the famous Three Laws of Robotics are mentioned in the story Runaround. “Here are stories of robots gone mad, mind-reading robots, robots with a sense of humor, robot politicians, and robots who secretly run the world, all told with Asimov’s trademark dramatic blend of science fact and science fiction. “