I just wrapped up reading Dr. Ibram X. Kendi's How to Be an Anti-Racist (review forthcoming) and I'm trying to figure out what my next audiobook will be. I feel a need to go the fiction route and, after watching the teaser for next year's release of Isaac Asimov's Foundation on Apple TV +, I'm thinking some hard science fiction might be the way to go.
Mind you, aside from a couple of Frank Herbert's Dune novels, I've never really delved much into so-called hard science fiction. Most of it is softball stuff like Star Wars and whatnot. Dune is pretty intense and I loved it (Dune Messiah not so much). Enough that I've read the original book twice now and have considered a third go-round given the pending release of yet another attempt to re-create the world of Arrakis on film.
But I don't want to do this alone. I want to drag some of you along on the ride, kicking and screaming if need be.
Would anyone like to try reading the original novel, Foundation, with me? We can discuss from that point if we're going to continue forward with any of its sequels or prequels. Or maybe just the core three (Foundation, Foundation and Empire, and Second Foundation)?
[image courtesy of Bookimov]
If you'd like a little more information, check out Wikipedia. Here are links to the run of books...
- Prelude to Foundation (1988)
- Forward the Foundation (1993)
- Foundation (1951)
- Foundation and Empire (1952)
- Second Foundation (1953)
- Foundation's Edge (1981)
- Foundation and Earth (1986)