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October 25, 2004

Foundation's Edge   (book)

Foundation's Edge
Foundation's Edge

Asimov's Foundation series turned out to not be what I expected at all when I first started reading it. They are about humans and human interaction on a very basic level, and I think he does a great job of weaving his different storylines together, bringing the human interaction to the forefront with the futuristic reality his characters live in serving only as a backdrop for his heroes and heroines to meet and fulfill their destinies.

What? Oh, this book. Asimov's choice of characters to highlight in this particular book addresses some important social issues and gets the reader thinking critically about the status quo, once it's clear that this book is not just about spaceships and laser guns. From the Hamish neanderthalesque companion of one of the book's protagonists to the geopolitical structure of planetary systems, Asimov raises and usually tackles quite skillfully questions that most political scientists would despair to answer or even confront in the wild.

Posted by yargevad at October 25, 2004 10:13 PM

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