The Foundation Universe

Most of the following is my personal opinion. The facts presented here are accurate to the best of my knowledge. Dated: pre-2000.

Isaac Asimov wrote the Foundation universe books throughout his life. He had at first intended to write "Foundation" only, but the whole thing probably expanded beyond his control. After reading most of the books and stories listed here, I have come to believe that he did not intentionally write them as part of one universe. They just turned out that way.

The Foundation Universe has 3 books at the core: Foundation, Foundation and Empire, and Second Foundation. These books are preceded and followed by several others, and the narrative order is: (roughly)

Please try to read these books in the same order, except 'Forward the Foundation', which MUST be read last. Do not zoom to the end of 'Foundation and Earth' directly, there is a major revelation there....

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