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In fact, Asimov expressly used these last novels of his career to defiantly still engage in the exact behavior that his increasingly younger critics excoriated in his books, such as the subsumed racism of '50s-style "PG-rated" slurs like "boy," and the out-and-out sexism and sexual objectifiction of every female character. Although he never entirely overcame his fundamental geekiness, his style did become considerably more relaxed, less wooden with the passing of years, particularly with regard to characterization and dialogue.

Seldon's consort Dors is killed (or rather destroyed) in an internal plot by an ambitious member of Seldon's own group. Each decade sees Seldon having to deal with a new crisis and making new headway on his important psychohistory project (the statistical ability to predict the future).

Está dividida en capítulos largos, con saltos temporales, que van contando la vida de Hari Seldon, su familia y sus colaboradores.

It is an enjoyable read providing many insights into Seldon's later years especially around the setting up of the two Foundations. I say this because the novel is, in fact, broken into five parts, with each part dealing with a new decade of Seldon’s life (his 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s). When a rebellion against the Empire breaks out, Raych sends his wife and younger daughter away on a starship, but he remains behind to defend his university and is killed, and the starship is never seen again. Ebooks fulfilled through Glose cannot be printed, downloaded as PDF, or read in other digital readers (like Kindle or Nook). That said, the characters are pretty decent, and the female characters are significantly more capable and well-rounded than I'm used to seeing from these Great Old SF Masters, and indeed from some of Asimov's own older works.Terzo perchè lo stile di Asimov è ineguagliabile, ha una scrittura talmente delicata, accogliente e poetica che non si può non essere colpiti. They are able to find a few other mentalics, enabling Seldon to set up a second guardian for the Seldon Plan.

Little does the young Outworld mathematician know that he has already sealed his fate and the fate of humanity. Of course we know that Asimov was not doing well when he wrote this and it was published posthumously. But if you have read my reviews of the other books here, then you’ll know that I don’t think it’s a particularly good set of classics.

Non si può comprendere cosa sia stato l'impatto (e la felicità) di trovarlo in carne ed ossa soltanto decenni dopo.

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