THE WISHLIST: Second Chances and Reexaminations

A little while ago I made a list of Heavy Hitters: Big names in the SF world that I wanted to try out. I started thinking of that list when I thought about authors I hadn’t read but wanted to, but as the list developed, I realised a lot of those names were authors I’dContinue reading “THE WISHLIST: Second Chances and Reexaminations”

BOOK REVIEW: Foundation and Earth, by Isaac Asimov

-spoilers for the entire Foundation universe- Publisher: Grafton Genre: Social SF Series: Foundation (#5) Pages: 462 Publication Date: 1986 Verdict: 4/5 Golan Trevize has chosen Galaxia over the Foundation, but fears his mind is being influenced by another power. Together with his old friend Jabov Pelorat and new companion Bliss, he sets out to findContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Foundation and Earth, by Isaac Asimov”

BOOK REVIEW: Foundation’s Edge, by Isaac Asimov

-spoilers for the entire Foundation universe- Publisher: Harper Voyager Genre: Social SF Series: Foundation (#4) Pages: 431 Publication Date: 1983 Verdict: 4/5 The Foundation stands triumphant against all enemies, and has reached the halfway mark in the interregnum between the Galactix Empire and its predicted successor. But all may not be as it seems, andContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Foundation’s Edge, by Isaac Asimov”

BOOK REVIEW: Second Foundation, by Isaac Asimov

-spoilers for the entire Foundation universe- Publisher: Harper Voyager Genre: Social SF Series: Foundation (#3) Pages: 240 Publication Date: 1953 Verdict: 5/5 The Foundation has fallen, conquered by the superhuman Mule. But the Mule cannot be content with his victory, for somewhere out there is the last threat to his power: Hari Seldon’s Second FoundationContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Second Foundation, by Isaac Asimov”

BOOK REVIEW: Foundation and Empire, by Isaac Asimov

-spoilers for the entire Foundation universe-   Publisher: Grafton Genre: Social SF Series: Foundation (#2) Pages: 240 Publication Date: 1952 Verdict: 5/5 The Foundation has stood for two hundred years. and is on course to complete Hari Seldon’s plan. But not everyone is happy with the Foundation’s expansion, and the greatest threat to its existenceContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Foundation and Empire, by Isaac Asimov”

BOOK REVIEW: Foundation, by Isaac Asimov

-spoilers for the entire Foundation universe- Publisher: Grafton Genre: Social SF Series: Foundation (#1) Pages: 234 Publication Date: 1953 Verdict: 5/5 The end of the Galactic Empire is nigh. After millennia of stability, the Galaxy is slowly declining into a new age of barbarity. One man, Hari Seldon, has aplan to preserve civilisation. This isContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Foundation, by Isaac Asimov”

BOOK REVIEW: Forward the Foundation, by Isaac Asimov

-spoilers for the entire Foundation universe- Publisher: Doubleday Genre: Social SF Series: Foundation Prequels (#2) Pages: 416 Publication Date: 1993 Verdict: 4/5 Hari Seldon works tirelessly on his psychohistory project. But even as governments come and go, and the Galactic Empire slowly breaks apart around him, the greatest threat may yet be time. Time, andContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Forward the Foundation, by Isaac Asimov”

BOOK REVIEW: Prelude to Foundation, by Isaac Asimov

-spoilers for the entire Foundation universe- Publisher: Guild Publishing Genre: Social SF Series: Foundation Prequels (#1) Pages: 461 Publication Date: 1988 Verdict: 5/5 Hari Seldon has come to Trantor to present his latest paper: a mathematical treatise on his bold new theory of psychohistory. But while Seldon sees his paper as little more than aContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Prelude to Foundation, by Isaac Asimov”

BOOK REVIEW: Pebble in the Sky, by Isaac Asimov

-spoilers for the entire Foundation universe- Publisher: Orb Genre: Time Travel Series: Galactic Empire (#3) Pages: 255 Publication Date: 1950 Verdict: 3/5 Joseph Schwartz, aged sixty two, is accidentally propelled thousands of years into the future. Stranded in an unfamiliar Earth, he learns of a conspiracy that could endanger the entire Galaxy. And also ofContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Pebble in the Sky, by Isaac Asimov”

BOOK REVIEW: The Currents of Space, by Isaac Asimov

–spoilers for the entire Foundation universe– Publisher: Grafton Genre: Space Opera Series: Galactic Empire (#2) Pages: 205 Publication Date: 1955 Verdict: 3/5 Rik doesn’t remember much. Not his real name, not his old job, and certainly not his past. But he does one importnat fact: that the world is going to be destroyed within aContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Currents of Space, by Isaac Asimov”