An Asimov Companion: Characters, Places and Terms in the Robot/Empire/Foundation Metaseries

An Asimov Companion: Characters, Places and Terms in the Robot/Empire/Foundation Metaseries

by Donald E. Palumbo

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Overview

A prolific author, Isaac Asimov is most admired for his science fiction, including his collection of short stories I, Robot and his Robot, Empire and Foundation series novels. While each of these narratives takes place in a different fictional universe, Asimov asserted at the end of his career that he had, with his last Robot and Foundation novels, unified them into one coherent metaseries. This reference work identifies and describes all of the characters, locales, artifacts, concepts and institutions in Asimov's metaseries. Mimicking the style of The Encyclopedia Galactica, the fictional compendium of all human knowledge that features prominently in the Foundation series, this encyclopedia is an invaluable companion to Asimov's science fiction oeuvre.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476623948
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 04/27/2016
Series: Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy , #51
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 196
Sales rank: 1,098,243
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Donald E. Palumbo is a professor of English at East Carolina University. He lives in Greenville, North Carolina.
Donald E. Palumbo is a professor of English at East Carolina University. He lives in Greenville, North Carolina.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction: Asimov’s Robot/Empire/Foundation
Metaseries and Chaos Theory  1
The Encyclopedia  31
Index  185

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