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I'm afraid would not have the time to go over these books again. Some
of the parts used to read over and over again. Loved it.

On 5/1/13, Michael H. Warfield <mhw at wittsend.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2013-04-30 at 13:57 -0400, Jim Kinney wrote:
>> Asimov foundation trilogy.
>
>> Its been expanded to 6 books.
>
> Well, sort of.
>
> He fused a lot of them into an entire history of the Foundation
> Universe, all the way from the "Robot Novels" and "I Robot" (and
> possibly "The Positronic Man") through "The Currents of Space" and the
> "Empire Series" to "Prelude to Foundation" and "Forward the Foundation"
> as prequels into the original trilogy and then continuing on after the
> Trilogy ended with "Foundation and Earth" where we end with Daneel, one
> of the robots from the Robot Novels who has been manipulating human
> history for thousands of years (I hope I'm not providing a spoiler).
>
> It's not clear if he tied Nemesis into the whole Empire and Foundation
> series.  In the author's forward, he says that Nemesis "is not part of
> the Foundation Series, the Robot Series, of the Empire Series.  It
> stands independently."  But, then he goes on to write "Of course, I
> might someday write another novel tying this one into the
> others..." (which is what he did to merge the other series together).
> It's not clear to me if Nemesis is part of the Foundation Universe or
> not.
>
> That's not including "Foundations Triumph" by David Brin, "Foundation
> and Chaos" by Greg Bear, and "Foundation's Fear" by Gregory Benford, the
> "Second Foundation Trilogy" authorized by Asimov's estate.  You could
> say it's been expanded way beyond the 6 books of the "Foundation Series"
> itself.
>
> Wikipedia has a decent article on the Foundation Series and timeline
> here:
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foundation_series
>
> "If all works are included, in total, there are fourteen novels and
> dozens of short stories written by Asimov, and seven novels written by
> other authors after his death, expanding the time spanned in the
> original trilogy (roughly 550 years) by more than twenty thousand
> years."
>
> Wikipedia mentions that "Nemesis" is considered by some to be part of
> the series (/me raises hand) but it's not clear to me if and where there
> are hard tie-ins to other books in the series.  It may be just a loose
> association.
>
> Regards,
> Mike
>
>> On Apr 30, 2013 1:48 PM, "Robert L. Harris" <robert.l.harris at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> >
>> > Ever try to think of a book you read 20+ years ago that you can't
>> > remember
>> > the author or title?
>> >
>> > For a couple weeks I've been trying to remember the name/title of a book
>> > I
>> > must have read in college or high school.  It was about a society that
>> > split in two, one high tech and one low tech concerned with the mind.
>> > The
>> > low tech disappeared and they left a hint (I believe) they could be
>> > found
>> > at the other end of the universe.
>> >
>> > Not sure why I want to find it but I can't get the bloody thing out of
>> > my
>> > head until I find it.
>> >
>> > Robert
>> >
>> >
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