Book Review: Foundation by Isaac Asimov
I read through this Father’s Day gift pretty quickly. One of the things that draws me to science fiction is the role of social and political issues, which you don’t often see in other types of fantasy fiction, and Asimov’s Foundation certainly brings that fully into play. In a distant future, long after Earth has been forgotten, we continue to see the same socio-economic/political forces at work as a small planet must survive the dangers of an increasingly anarchic galaxy. Throughout, a prominent theme is the necessity of innovation, particularly scientific innovation, to thrive and survive.
I’ll probably end up buying and reading the rest of the original Foundation trilogy.
Further recommended reading…