dealsisaac asimov - the foundation trilogy for $0.00

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One of my favorite book series. I've probably read it at least 7 or 8 times over the years.

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I've never heard of this. Downloading now, sounds great. Thanks for the heads up!

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I went as Harry Seldon one year for halloween. Not a single person got it.

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Awesome, hope its good, will listen to it on the ride home from work.

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Not a standard "deal" but a special one. Well worth the time to download and to playback when in a car. Read the first three books back in early 70's and still have them. Also a great introduction to archive.org

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Love the Archive. Tons of great Old Time radio
http://www.archive.org/details/oldtimeradio

the Live Music Archive? Could listen to a different show every day for decades. Often stumble onto a new band just from giving random listens.

http://www.archive.org/browse.php?collection=etree&field=%2Fmetadata%2Fcreator

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Remember reading these growing up. Definitely worth it.

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This was a seminal series for me, highly recommend it. I'm going to have to give it a re-read (or listen!). I think Greg Bear did some follow-ups to this as well.

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This is an awesome find. I'm loving the whole archive! Thank you!!

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Isaac Asimov has published works in all 10 major dewey decimal categories.

The man was a Genius.

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@jdelvoie: Wow, is that true? Or just something you throw out there? The man truly was a genius. That could be my awesome fact of the day!

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@goatcrapp: How do you dress as >>Hari<< Seldon?

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Isaac Asimov was the first science fiction author I ever read, got me hooked. He is amazing.

Thanks for this find, it has been years since I have read his books.

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Downloading now. Thanks for the post.

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Hands down my all-time favorite author, and favorite series.

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@goatcrapp: Cool idea, maybe next year I'll go as "Hairy" Seldon.

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I love finding stuff like this that I've never heard of whether it be old movies, radio programs, interviews, etc...

Thanks for the post

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Ahh, yes. The vaunted SEVEN book TRILOGY!

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The only problem with his books is that there are not enough of them. I could always count on him to get me through a boring class in High School. I wish I could tell him thank you for keeping me out of detention because I would have been sleeping in class! note to students: YMMV! Better teachers will eventually notice you are not reading the textbook

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From Wikipedia.
Isaac Asimov (/ˈaɪzək ˈæzɨməv/ eye-zək az-i-məv; born Isaak Yudovich Ozimov, Russian: Исаак Юдович Озимов; Yiddish: אייזיק יודאָוויטש אסימאוו; c. January 2, 1920[1] – April 6, 1992) was an American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. Asimov was one of the most prolific writers of all time, having written or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards.[2] His works have been published in all ten major categories of the Dewey Decimal System (although his only work in the 100s — which covers philosophy and psychology — was a foreword for The Humanist Way).[3]

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For some reason Newt Gingrich calls himself a fan of Asimov. I challenge someone to find an Asimov work that actually in some way agrees with Gingrich's philosophy.

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One of my favorite series without a doubt.

Reading the robot series right now which sort of lays the ground work for the foundation series. Not quite as good but still a great read. If you've already read the foundation series definitely read these, but if not I recommend reading the foundation series first.

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@jdelvoie: I remember reading that in his murder mystery "murder at the aba," where he includes himself as a Peripheral character who was a hilarious, egotistical, bombastic jerk who everyone hates because he's able to write and publish so dang much.

I loved the foundation serious

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Thanks for posting this. I had these books, but donated them to the college library when I left 20+ years ago, it's nice to be have the chance to listen to them. The bleep-boop-beep and teletype sound effects are delightfully dated, but it's great to have these books on my tiny mp3 player.

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I think one of my favorite things about Asimov is how, later in his career, he started to tie all of his stories together into a single universe. It's great to read a story from late in his life, then a few months later read one from early in his life and realize a small character from that previous short story was out of this other one he had written 30 years ago!