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Old July 6 2013, 12:56 PM   #17
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Re: Foundation, empire and robots

Pavonis wrote: View Post
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-with-Robots (Prelude, Forward, Earth... maybe Edge, I don't remember) than Foundation-without-Robots (Foundation, Empire, Second, possibly Edge).

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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 or Forward 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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