Paul Krugman explains what Asimov's Foundation and Jordan's Wheel of…

Even if you're not a huge fan of Paul Krugman, the trouble-making economist and New York Times columnist, you should check out his introduction to a new edition of Isaac Asimov's Foundation trilogy (PDF). He explains pretty succinctly just why these novels are great, and why they had such a huge impact on the young… » 10/22/12 4:30pm 10/22/12 4:30pm

In which a great work is finally completed: Isaac Asimov's Forward the…

Though not without its flaws, Forward the Foundation is a fascinating book, in which both author Isaac Asimov and his hero scientist Hari Seldon strive to finish the works that would define them after they were gone. » 5/15/11 7:00am 5/15/11 7:00am

In Prelude to Foundation, Isaac Asimov delves into psychohistory's…

In the prequel Prelude to Foundation, Isaac Asimov takes us back to see how psychohistory, the science that saved humanity, was born — and it's kind of a crazy ride. Knife fights, mustaches, and high-level math await! » 5/14/11 12:00pm 5/14/11 12:00pm

Home again, home again, in so many ways: Isaac Asimov's Foundation and…

Having determined the fate of the galaxy, our intrepid space travelers move on to the next task at hand — finding the long-lost planet where humanity was born. It's a strange trip into yesteryear, in Isaac Asimov's Foundation and Earth. » 5/13/11 3:30pm 5/13/11 3:30pm

Foundation's Edge by Isaac Asimov: The end is the beginning is the end

Three decades after his Foundation stories became classics, Isaac Asimov returned to that universe. In Hugo winner Foundation's Edge, he covers old ground and new, and shows how a whole galaxy can work in harmony, in more than one sense. » 5/12/11 3:00pm 5/12/11 3:00pm

Mind games and mysteries abound in Isaac Asimov's Second Foundation

The Mule has disrupted Hari Seldon's plan, and nothing can save the Foundation. Unless — yes! There's another Foundation, hidden away at Star's End. Or is there? Let's find out, as we dig into Second Foundation, by Isaac Asimov. » 5/11/11 3:44pm 5/11/11 3:44pm

In which events take a generally darker turn: Foundation and Empire by …

Hari Seldon's plan is working perfectly, and thanks to psychohistory, the Foundation is well on its way to saving what remains of Galactic civilization. And then Isaac Asimov throws a wrench or two into the works, in Foundation and Empire. » 5/10/11 3:00pm 5/10/11 3:00pm

Isaac Asimov's Foundation: The little idea that became science fiction's …

On the planet Terminus, a group of academics struggles to survive as the Galactic Empire crumbles. With no weapons, all they can rely on are the predictions of a dead genius named Hari Seldon. That's right - it's time to discuss Isaac Asimov's Foundation! » 5/09/11 3:30pm 5/09/11 3:30pm