Forward the FoundationForward the Foundation

Hari Seldon struggles to perfect his revolutionary theory of psychohistory while the great Galactic Empire totters on the brink of apocalyptic collapse

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 9780553565072


Page: 434

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Hari Seldon struggles to perfect his revolutionary theory of psychohistory while the great Galactic Empire totters on the brink of apocalyptic collapse

Up Through an Empty House of StarsUp Through an Empty House of Stars

Isaac Asimov - Forward the Foundation (1993) As Isaac Asimov's last novel (actually a set of linked stories), Forward the Foundation has to be called the final chapter of the Foundation saga. In fact it completes the life of Hari Seldon ...

Author: David Langford

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781592240555


Page: 314

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At last, _Up Through an Empty House of Stars_ brings together the best of the never before collected SF reviews and articles that helped build David Langford's towering reputation since 1980. Complementing the review columns collected in _The Complete Critical Assembly_ and the knockabout essays and squibs in _The Silence of the Langford_, this volume's 100 glittering selections mix serious critical insight with the inimitable Langford wit. In 2002 David Langford won his sixteenth Hugo award as Best Fan Writer, for critical and humorous commentary on SF. In the same year his occasionally scandalous SF newsletter _Ansible_ won its fifth Hugo. Langford also received the 2001 Hugo for best short story, and the 2002 Skylark Award. Here he shines a unique light on classics like Ernest Bramah, G.K. Chesterton, Robert Heinlein and Jack Vance, and analyses major SF -- and major clunkers, and minor eccentrics -- of the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s, continuing to the latest by such current stars as Gene Wolfe and China Mi, ville. Plus witty asides on crime fiction and its SF links, gleeful examination of writing so bad it's almost good, and (even at his most serious) turns of phrase to make you laugh aloud

An Asimov CompanionAn Asimov Companion

Like Edge and each volume in the Foundation Trilogy, Forward the Foundation is also composed of similar, repeated plot structures. Each of its four major “Parts” chronicles Seldon's continuing development of psychohistory but concludes ...

Author: Donald E. Palumbo

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786498239


Page: 196

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A prolific author, Isaac Asimov is most admired for his science fiction, including his collection of short stories I, Robot and his Robot, Empire and Foundation series novels. While each of these narratives takes place in a different fictional universe, Asimov asserted at the end of his career that he had, with his last Robot and Foundation novels, unified them into one coherent metaseries. This reference work identifies and describes all of the characters, locales, artifacts, concepts and institutions in Asimov's metaseries. Mimicking the style of The Encyclopedia Galactica, the fictional compendium of all human knowledge that features prominently in the Foundation series, this encyclopedia is an invaluable companion to Asimov's science fiction oeuvre.

Fame and FandomFame and Fandom

Foundation's Edge (1982), Robots of Dawn (1983), Robots and Empire (1985), Foundation and Earth (1986), Prelude to Foundation (1988), Forward the Foundation (1993) Through these prestigious awards, fan-induced titles, and television ...

Author: Celia Lam

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781609388560


Page: 243

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Celebrities depend upon fans to sustain their popularity and livelihood, and fans are happy to oblige. With social media they can follow their favorite (or least favorite) celebrities’ every move, and get glimpses into their lives, homes, and behind-the-scenes work. Fans interact with celebrities now more than ever, and often feel that they have a claim on their time, attention, and accountability. In Fame and Fandom, the contributors examine this tumultuous dynamic and bring together celebrity studies and fan studies like never before. In case studies including Supernatural, Harry Styles, YouTube influencers, film location sites, Keanu Reeves, and celebrities as fans, readers find new approaches to fan/celebrity encounters and parasocial relationships. This is the go-to volume on the symbiotic relationship between fame and fandom.

Science Fact and Science FictionScience Fact and Science Fiction

... 543 ''For Value Received'' (Offutt), 298 For Want of a Nail (Sobel),19 Forward, Martha Dodson, 191 Forward, Robert L.,15,96,191–192,283,307,376,432,459, 502,525 as fictional character,192 Rocheworld series,173 Forward the Foundation ...

Author: Brian Stableford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135923747


Page: 576

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Science fiction is a literary genre based on scientific speculation. Works of science fiction use the ideas and the vocabulary of all sciences to create valid narratives that explore the future effects of science on events and human beings. Science Fact and Science Fiction examines in one volume how science has propelled science-fiction and, to a lesser extent, how science fiction has influenced the sciences. Although coverage will discuss the science behind the fiction from the Classical Age to the present, focus is naturally on the 19th century to the present, when the Industrial Revolution and spectacular progress in science and technology triggered an influx of science-fiction works speculating on the future. As scientific developments alter expectations for the future, the literature absorbs, uses, and adapts such contextual visions. The goal of the Encyclopedia is not to present a catalog of sciences and their application in literary fiction, but rather to study the ongoing flow and counterflow of influences, including how fictional representations of science affect how we view its practice and disciplines. Although the main focus is on literature, other forms of science fiction, including film and video games, are explored and, because science is an international matter, works from non-English speaking countries are discussed as needed.

Departments of Commerce Justice State the Judiciary and related agencies appropriations for fiscal year 1989Departments of Commerce Justice State the Judiciary and related agencies appropriations for fiscal year 1989

To carry this program forward the foundation requests a general grant of $ 15.0 million for PY 1989. These support funds are needed to cover the basic costs of the Foundation's program activities in Asia , and the Pacific , and in the ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies


ISBN: STANFORD:36105119593965



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The Soft EdgeThe Soft Edge

... Sun ( 1956 ) , Foundation's Edge ( 1982 ) , The Robots of Dawn ( 1983 ) , Robots and Empire ( 1985 ) , Foundation and Earth ( 1986 ) , Prelude to Foundation ( 1988 ) , and Forward the Foundation ( 1993 ; a year after his death ) .

Author: Paul Levinson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415197724


Page: 257

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Explores theories on the evolution of technology, the effects that human choice has on this revolution, and what's in store in the future.

Soft Edge Nat Hist Future InfoSoft Edge Nat Hist Future Info

... The Naked Sun (1956), Foundation's Edge (1982), The Robots of Dawn (1 98 3), Robots and Empire (1 985), Foundation and Earth (I 986), Prelude to Foundation (1988), and Forward the Foundation (1993; a year after his death).

Author: Paul Levinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134641932


Page: 280

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The Soft Edge is a one-of-a-kind history of the information revolution. In his lucid and direct style, Paul Levinson, historian and philosopher of media and communications, gives us more than just a history of information technologies. The Soft Edge is a book about theories on the evolution of technology, the effects that human choice has on this (r)evolution, and what's in store for us in the future. Paul Levinson's engaging voice guides us on a tour that explains how communications media have been responsible for major developments in history and for profound changes in our day-to-day lives. Levinson presents the intriguing argument that technology actually becomes more human. We see how information technologies are selected on the basis of how well they meet human needs. Why is email more like speech than print is? Why didn't the arrival of television destroy the radio? These and many more thought provoking questions are answered in The Soft Edge. Boldly extending and deepening the pathways blazed by McLuhan, Paul Levinson has provided us with a brilliant and exciting study of life with our old media, our new media, and the media still to come.

The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Science FictionThe Mammoth Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

... The Fortune of Fear Forty Thousand in Gehenna Forward in Time Forward the Foundation Foundation Foundation and Chaos Foundation and Earth Foundation and Empire Foundation's Edge Foundation's Fear Foundation's Triumph HALDEMAN, ...

Author: George Mann

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780337043


Page: 608

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This encyclopedia is the most up-to-date, concise, clear and affordable guide to all aspects of science fiction, from its background to generic themes and devices, from authors (established and new) to films. Science fiction has evolved into one of the most popular, cutting-edge and exciting fiction geners, with a proliferation of modern and classic authors, themes and ideas, movies, TV series and awards. Arranged in an A-Z format, and featuring a comprehensive index and cross-referencing system, The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Science Fiction is also the most accessible and easy to use encyclopedia of its kind currently available.