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This dual personality convinces Seldon that his wanderings and misadventures helped him clarify his theory of psychohistory.
Prelude to Foundation by Isaac Asimov
Finally, R. Daneel Olivaw confesses that he acts under both personae and explains how for millennia he has watched over humanity, obeying not only the three Laws of Robotics, but also a more demanding "Zeroeth Law". He sees psychohistory as a means of making that protection more certain.
With the truth told, Olivaw promises to arrange all Seldon needs to continue his research and guarantees his safety through the Demerzel persona. They will see one another only rarely in the future. Seldon's feelings for Venabili have reached the point that he ignores the fact she is a robot, and she drops her objections that she is not right for him.
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View a FREE sample. More summaries and resources for teaching or studying Prelude to Foundation. I called it "Lightning Rod" and managed to write fourteen pages before other tasks called me away.
The fourteen pages were put away and additional years passed. In January , Cathleen Jordan, then my editor at Doubleday, suggested I do "an important book — a Foundation novel, perhaps. In January , Doubleday apparently lost its temper. At least, Hugh O'Neill, then my editor there, said, "Betty Prashker wants to see you," and marched me into her office. She was then one of the senior editors, and a sweet and gentle person.
She wasted no time. I don't like large advances. They put me under too great an obligation. Why not? It's all out of royalties.
I said, "That's way too much money, Betty. It won't. Have the contract read that I don't get any money until I notify you in writing that I have begun the novel. That night, Pat LoBrutto, the science-fiction editor at Doubleday called to express his pleasure.
And when we say 'science-fiction novel,' we mean 'Foundation novel' and not anything else. I moaned that I was not my own master anymore and Hugh O'Neill said, cheerfully, "That's right, and from now on, we're going to call every other week and say, 'Where's the manuscript? They left me strictly alone, and never even asked for a progress report.
Nearly four months passed while I took care of a vast number of things I had to do, but about the end of May, I picked up my own copy of The Foundation Trilogy and began reading. I had to. For one thing, I hadn't read the Trilogy in thirty years and while I remembered the general plot, I did not remember the details.
Besides, before beginning a new Foundation novel I had to immerse myself in the style and atmosphere of the series.
I read it with mounting uneasiness. I kept waiting for something to happen, and nothing ever did. All three volumes, all the nearly quarter of a million words, consisted of thoughts and of conversations. No action. No physical suspense. What was all the fuss about, then? Why did everyone want more of that stuff? You couldn't go by me.
I was on the edge of deciding it was all a terrible mistake and of insisting on giving back the money, when quite by accident, I swear I came across some sentences by science-fiction writer and critic, James Gunn, who, in connection with the Foundation series, said, "Action and romance have little to do file: Panic receded, and on June 10, , I dug out the fourteen pages I had written more than eight years before and reread them.
They sounded good to me. I didn't remember where I had been headed back then, but I had worked out what seemed to me to be a good ending now, and, starting page 15 on that day, I proceeded to work toward the new ending. I found, to my infinite relief, that I had no trouble getting back into a "Foundation-mood," and, fresh from my rereading, I had Foundation history at my finger-tips. There were differences, to be sure: Consequently, each book in the trilogy had at least two stories and lacked unity.
I intended to make the new book a single story. We don't mind a long book. I could take advantage of that and at least mention black holes, for instance. I could also take advantage of electronic computers, which had not been invented until I was half through with the series. The novel progressed steadily, and on January 17, , I began final copy. I brought the manuscript to Hugh O'Neill in batches, and the poor fellow went half-crazy since he insisted on reading it in this broken fashion.
On March 25, , I brought in the last bit, and the very next day got the second half of the advance. I had kept "Lightning Rod" as my working title all the way through, but Hugh finally said, "Is there any way of putting 'Foundation' into the title, Isaac? Well, naturally. I would rather you buy and read the book. And yet there is one thing I have to confess to you. I generally manage to tie up all the loose ends into one neat little bow-knot at the end of my stories, no matter how complicated the plot might be.
In this file: I am hoping no one else notices it because it clearly points the way to the continuation of the series. It is even possible that I inadvertently gave this away for at the end of the novel, I wrote: And yet what can I do but hope that the novel is very successful indeed. What a quandary! The novel was published in October as Foundation's Edge. He moved quickly to correct the situation. When his parents emigrated to the United States, Isaac three years old at the time stowed away in their baggage.
He has been an American citizen since the age of eight. Brought up in Brooklyn, and educated in its public schools, he eventually found his way to Columbia University and, over the protests of the school administration, managed to annex a series of degrees in chemistry, up to and including a Ph. He then infiltrated Boston University and climbed the academic ladder, ignoring all cries of outrage, until he found himself Professor of Biochemistry.
Meanwhile, at the age of nine, he found the love of his life in the inanimate sense when he discovered his first science-fiction magazine. By the time he was eleven, he began to write stories, and at eighteen, he actually worked up the nerve to submit one.
It was rejected. After four long months of tribulation and suffering, he sold his first story and, thereafter, he never looked back. In , when he was twenty-one years old, he wrote the classic short story "Nightfall" and his future was assured. Shortly before that he had begun writing his robot stories, and shortly after that he had begun his Foundation series.
What was left except quantity? At the present time, he has published over books, distributed through every major division of the Dewey system of library classification, and shows no signs of slowing up. He remains as youthful, as lively, and as lovable as ever, and grows more handsome with each year. You can be sure that this is so since he has written this little essay himself and his devotion to absolute objectivity is notorious.
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