|05-01-2009, 01:01 PM||#1|
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Availability of Asimov's 7 Foundation Books
Although I have always thought of Asimov's Foundation as a trilogy it is actually 7 books: the trilogy, 2 sequels and 2 prequels.
I have found the original trilogy on several ebook sources but I have not been able to find the other 4 books.
My goal is to read all 7 books, in order, and see what I can pick up.
Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
|05-01-2009, 03:42 PM||#3|
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Random House hasn't made the other four books available as ebooks (not yet anyway).
The so called second trilogy written in the same universe after his death is available...
Foundation's Fear by Gregory Benford
Foundation and Chaos by Greg Bear
Foundation's Triumph by David Brin
|05-10-2009, 02:55 PM||#4|
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Yeah, those 7 books are not all Asimov's. The latter trilogy is pretty (extremely) different in style.
On a decidedly non-ebook side note, I have a hardcover version of the original trilogy that is autographed!
|05-10-2009, 04:22 PM||#5|
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While I agree that the 3 books written by others are in a different style, the original poster is correct that there are other foundation books written by Asimov. I am on holiday at present and do not have access to my pbook library, but the count should be at least 7 total. These other books also tie the robot stuff to the foundation stuff. Very nice reads as I recall, but it has been years. Also, books such as "A Pebble in the Sky", "The Currents of Space", and "The Stars Like Dust" were counted by Asimov as being in the Foundation Universe. Corrects welcome as I am doing this mostly from memory.
|05-10-2009, 05:24 PM||#6|
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I'm too lazy to Google it. Does anyone have the list just off the top of his/her head? Like in Foundation universe order? From the fictional earliest to latest? Not publication order, but by the year the books were suppose to represent? Thank you!
|05-10-2009, 05:30 PM||#7|
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Got this from fantasticfiction.
Foundation Trilogy (omnibus) (1981) by Isaac Asimov
1. Prelude to Foundation (1988) by Isaac Asimov
2. Forward the Foundation (1993) by Isaac Asimov
3. Foundation (1951) by Isaac Asimov
4. Foundation and Empire (1952) by Isaac Asimov
aka The Man Who Upset the Universe
5. Second Foundation (1953) by Isaac Asimov
6. Foundation's Edge (1982) by Isaac Asimov
7. Foundation and Earth (1986) by Isaac Asimov
1. Foundation's Fear (1997) by Gregory Benford
2. Foundation and Chaos (1998) by Greg Bear
3. Foundation's Triumph (1999) by David Brin
Last edited by Gibbo; 05-10-2009 at 05:37 PM.
|05-11-2009, 05:59 AM||#9|
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Oops, my mistake. I saw the foundation trilogy on top and did not carefully read the rest of the original list. Order given is probably correct, at least I have no reason to dispute it.
Last edited by dgillette.rm; 05-11-2009 at 06:02 AM. Reason: misread of previous posts
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