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October 25, 2004

Prelude to Foundation   (book)

Prelude to Foundation
Prelude to Foundation

Prequels, as they go, are hit or miss. I think a good prequel can make or break an entire franchise, because if it blows, then the whole story is based on something that nobody wants to see, and that undermines its popularity. But, this prequel is cool. If you don't know the much about the Foundation series, the basic premise is that a mathemetician develops a way to statistically model the future based on the actions of large groups of people. So, every couple hundred years, a holographic recording of him shows up in Galactic City Hall, or whatever, and tells everyone exactly what they're doing. So yeah, this book is all about that guy and how he came up with this sort of precise science. Kind of weird, and a good book when judged by itself as well.

Posted by yargevad at October 25, 2004 10:30 PM

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