Re: Foundation, empire and robots
Why did the authors feel the need to write Foundation novels to explore Robotic story themes, though?
Asimov spent almost as much, if not more, wordcount on Foundation
... maybe Edge
, I don't remember) than Foundation
, possibly Edge
Foundation was prominent in the title. I expected novels of Foundation-based stories, not another exploration of Hari Seldon and Daneel Olivaw, or the implications of the Three Laws.
I felt the trilogy was no less Foundation-based than either Prelude
had been. Besides, this way Daneel only has one "confidant"; why go back to the Empire and make up a new character when Hari already exists and makes more sense in this scenario?
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