MUSIC TO READ
Book: Foundation and Earth, Isaac Asimov.
Song: Disco Tranzen, ELEKTRIC DRAGON.
The last (chronologically) of the Foundation novels. In this one, Asimov tries to undo the damage he’d done in Foundation’s Edge, in which Trevize, a perfectly sane human being from Terminus, was confronted with the difficult choice of the future of the entire Galaxy. He was given three options: a Second Empire under the technological prowess of the First Foundation, a more subtle Empire under the mental control of the Second Foundation, or Galaxia, a galaxy-wide organism in which human beings would lose their individuality and become parts of a common grand consciousness. Trevize chose Galaxia, and this novel is his quest to find out why he did that.
MUSIC TO READ
BooK: Foundation’s Edge, Isaac Asimov.
Song: Galaxy, Ice Cream Social.
Five hundred years after the establishment of the Foundation, the Mayor of Terminus, Harla Branno, is basking in a political glow, her policies having been vindicated by the recent successful resolution of a Seldon Crisis. Golan Trevize, a former officer of the Navy and now a member of Council, believes the Second Foundation (which is almost universally thought to be extinct) still exists and is controlling events. He attempts to question the continued existence of the Seldon Plan during a Council session and Branno has him arrested on a charge of treason. She orders him to leave Terminus to search for the Second Foundation. As a cover, he is to be accompanied by Janov Pelorat, a professor of Ancient History and mythologist, who is interested in the location of Earth, the fabled homeworld of humanity.
MUSIC To READ: 1984 George Orwell.
“Winston Smith loved Big Brother. There is no hope.”