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Foundation and Empire

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Autor: Isaac Asimov
Sprecher: Scott Brick
Serie: Foundation, Titel 2
Spieldauer: 9 Std. und 33 Min.
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The Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are one of the great masterworks of science fiction. Unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of men and women to preserve humanity's light against an inexorable tide of darkness and violence.

Led by its founding father, the great psychohistorian Hari Seldon, and taking advantage of its superior science and technology, the Foundation has survived the greed and barbarism of its neighboring warrior-planets. Yet now it must face the Empire - still the mightiest force in the Galaxy even in its death throes. When an ambitious general determined to restore the Empire's glory turns the vast Imperial fleet toward the Foundation, the only hope for the small planet of scholars and scientists lies in the prophecies of Hari Seldon.

But not even Hari Seldon could have predicted the birth of the extraordinary creature called The Mule - a mutant intelligence with a power greater than a dozen battle fleets...a power that can turn the strongest-willed human into an obedient slave.

©1991 Isaac Asimov (P)2010 Random House

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Written 1952, but still not outdated

The Foundation series (the trilogy) has aged exceptionally well, even if not to 100%.
Asimov's world-building was really impressive and the technology isn't all magic, but science based (well, they do have some sort of faster-than-light communication and travel, but, hey, it might also some day turn out to be possible)
the only downside, which I can live with, is the exaggerated 'academic' way of argumentation between the characters...

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Simple, forseeable story.

I am quite disappointed. Not the book I expected it to be. Not a complete failure, but the Name "Asimov" lured me into believing to find here a masterpiece, wich, in my opinion, it is not. Also, it´s way to expensive for the very short playtime.