As a lover of classic sci fi it seems inconceivable that this is my first read of Foundation, by: Isaac Asimov. It’s been on my list to read for decades, and there was always some nuance that got in the way of my finally reading it. Finally is here, and I’m so glad I got to it.
Waiting so long to read a book, especially a book that might fall to dating, had me a little nervous. Had style-of-writing changed so much over the years that I wouldn’t be able to appreciate a slower-paced story-telling? Had my love of quicker, more action reads ruined me for someone like Asimov?
Not to worry. I was instantly at home, pulled through page after page. This book is an award winner for real reasons. Sure, it’s a little male character heavy. Sure, there’s a few things technologically that might change if written today, but the story remains solid and relevant.
Lovers of science fiction, and more especially, those who love looking into human society and planning, might want to take a look at The Foundation Series. I’m looking forward to diving into the next book of the series.
I finally settled on my first read of the new year. I feel like typically at this point I’d be on book 3 or 4 or 5, but there’s been this weird reading situation going on. I just can’t settle into something. I’ve gone through four books that I put aside after the first few chapters. I almost NeVeR do this. When I start a book, I typically commit to the end, even if I’m not really feeling it. Apparently, that aspect of my reading habits has fallen off……
I’m committed to reading more of my first love this year: nerdy, techy Sci-Fi. The beautifully imaged bookstagram community I follow on Instagram is heavy-handed on the romance and/or YA genres, so I’ve been swayed over the last couple of years to fill my reading time with more of that. Not a bad thing, just a change that swept over my life 😆
The Cruel Stars by John Birmingham seemed to fit my need for traditional Science Fiction. So far, so good at chapter five. Still getting into it 🤞
Anyone read The Cruel Stars? What did you think (no spoilers, please)?