History Literature / Foundation

26th Apr '16 7:50:26 AM Discar
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* TheDogWasTheMastermind: It turns out that [[spoiler: Magnifico was The Mule!]].

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* DivineRightOfKings: The ScamReligion set up by the Foundation in the first couple centuries of their plan to rebuild the Galactic Empire props up the neighboring petty kings who rose in the wake of the crumbling old Empire by affording them a measure of divinity. However, if a king turns against the Foundation they can revoke that divine right and turn the devout populace against them.
* TheDogWasTheMastermind: It turns out that [[spoiler: Magnifico was The Mule!]].Mule]].
14th Apr '16 2:59:46 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* CurbStompBattle: The battle between [[spoiler: the Kalganian and Foundation fleets]] in ''Second Foundation''. [[spoiler: The former begins with three hundred warships and ends with just sixty, most of them heavily damaged. The latter loses eight ships of a total of one hundred twenty five.]]
7th Apr '16 9:15:17 AM tromag
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* DecliningPromotion: Inverted. In one of the prequel novels the Emperor of the Galactic Empire is assassinated by a gardener he took a liking to. The gardener was promoted to Head Gardener over his protests - as Head Gardener he'd have to manage people and do paperwork instead of gardening, which is what he enjoys.

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* DecliningPromotion: Inverted. Played with. In one of the prequel novels the Emperor of the Galactic Empire is assassinated by a gardener he took a liking to. to one of his gardeners, and insisted on promoting him to Head Gardener, over his protests. The problem was that an administrative position would take him away from working outdoors, which he ''loved'' (the Imperial Gardens being literally the only outdoor space on their CityPlanet). When he wasn't allowed to decline the promotion, the gardener was promoted to Head Gardener over his protests - as Head Gardener he'd have to manage people and do paperwork instead of gardening, which is what he enjoys.ended up ''assassinating'' the emperor.
4th Feb '16 7:16:18 AM AlucardSX
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Unable to come up with a continuation, Asimov instead turned to prequels. ''Prelude to Foundation'' chronicles the youth of Hari Seldon and contains further explicit ties to the Robot series. The final book, ''Forward the Foundation'' is about Seldon's final days as he attempts to perfect his theory and deal with his unwilling entry into politics, even he is slowly losing everyone important to him. As Asimov wrote the book shortly before his death it is noticeably different from the rest of the series, with Seldon becoming Asimov's literary alter ego.

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Unable to come up with a continuation, Asimov instead turned to prequels. ''Prelude to Foundation'' chronicles the youth of Hari Seldon and contains further explicit ties to the Robot series. The final book, ''Forward the Foundation'' is about Seldon's final days as he attempts to perfect his theory and deal with his unwilling entry into politics, even as he is slowly losing everyone important to him. As Asimov wrote the book shortly before his death it is noticeably different from the rest of the series, with Seldon becoming Asimov's literary alter ego.
4th Feb '16 7:13:32 AM AlucardSX
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Then there's Asimov's "Robot" series, featuring the famous [[ThreeLawsCompliant "Three Laws of Robotics"]]. Mostly composed of short stories exploring the various relationships between robots and their human creators.

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Then there's Asimov's "Robot" series, featuring the famous [[ThreeLawsCompliant "Three Laws of Robotics"]]. Mostly It is mostly composed of short stories exploring the various relationships between robots and their human creators.
4th Feb '16 7:12:44 AM AlucardSX
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Then there's Asimov's "Robot" series, featuring the famous [[ThreeLawsCompliant "Three Laws of Robotics"]]. Mostly composed of short stories exploring the various relationships between robots and their human creators, which, despite the robots essentially being benevolent and altruistic, develop into a human-robot conflict as certain exceptional robots learn to transcend the laws that keep them in servitude, inventing a [[ZerothLawRebellion "0th Law"]] which puts them under the jurisdiction of humanity rather than individual humans.

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Then there's Asimov's "Robot" series, featuring the famous [[ThreeLawsCompliant "Three Laws of Robotics"]]. Mostly composed of short stories exploring the various relationships between robots and their human creators, which, despite the robots essentially being benevolent and altruistic, develop into a human-robot conflict as certain exceptional robots learn to transcend the laws that keep them in servitude, inventing a [[ZerothLawRebellion "0th Law"]] which puts them under the jurisdiction of humanity rather than individual humans.
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12th Jan '16 3:25:03 AM LordInsane
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** In ''Second Foundation'' Preem Palver slips through the Kalganian blockade around the Foundation to arrange for the delivery of desperately needed food at premium prices.

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** In ''Second Foundation'' Preem Palver slips through the Kalganian blockade around the Foundation to arrange for the delivery of desperately needed food at premium prices. He gets caught by Foundation forces on the eve of the pivotal battle of the war, [[spoiler: but gets paid at premium prices regardless, despite the Kalganian fleet and blockade being shattered by the battle.]]
6th Jan '16 4:00:37 AM Omeganian
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** Combined with DeadmanSwitch in ''Second Foundation''. [[spoiler: The Mule has the First Speaker at blaster-point. The First Speaker undoes the conditioning on the Mule's pawn, filling him with murderous rage at having been controlled, and mentally restrains him, so that if the Mule fires, his former pawn kills him a moment later.]]

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** Combined with DeadmanSwitch in ''Second Foundation''. [[spoiler: The Mule has the First Speaker Bail Channis at blaster-point. The First Speaker Channis undoes the conditioning on the Mule's pawn, Han Pritcher, filling him with murderous rage at having been controlled, and mentally restrains him, so that if the Mule fires, his the former pawn kills him a moment later.later. Later, after the Mule manages to deal with Channis, the First Speaker comes with a larger scale variant of the standoff - Second Foundation agents have infiltrated the Mule's empire in his absence, and should the Mule kill him, they'll dismantle it.]]
30th Dec '15 7:52:51 AM Sharlee
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* FutureImperfect: The list of indigenous Earth animals Pelorat mentions, based on ancient documents he's translated fragments of, include brontosaurs and ''orcs''.
8th Dec '15 9:51:21 PM Dors
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* ActionGirl: Hari Seldon's bodyguard and later wife, Dors Senabili, AKA "the Tiger Woman". She's a historian. She once stormed a military based while unarmed. [[spoiler: She's also a humaniform robot, under orders from Daneel to protect Seldon.]]

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* ActionGirl: Hari Seldon's bodyguard and later wife, Dors Senabili, Venabili, AKA "the Tiger Woman". She's a historian. She once stormed a military based while unarmed. [[spoiler: She's also a humaniform robot, under orders from Daneel to protect Seldon.]]
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