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    Asimov—A Pillar of Science Fiction: Part 4 (Foundation)

    Foundation is not only an essential part of the Asimov saga, but also one of the most important pieces of fiction of the 20th Century. The original trilogy’s influence penetrated the barrier of the science fiction community. It has been cited by economists, politicians and psychologists as a significant work to their professional development. The 2008…

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    Asimov—A Pillar of Science Fiction: Part 3 (Empire)

    The Empire series is the shortest and does little to advance the saga as a whole. Instead, each book for this sequence has its own independent story. They are vignettes, depicting a Galactic Empire in the process of becoming established, and the turmoil that is experienced by those living under its extensive rule. “Asimov's Galactic…

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    Asimov—A Pillar of Science Fiction: Part 2 (Robots)

    The Three Laws of Robotics A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. A robot must protect its own existence as long as…

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