Prelude to Foundation

Prelude to Foundation

by Isaac Asimov (Doubleday, 1988)

audiobook read by William Hope (HarperVoyager, 2023)

Book cover: “Prelude to Foundation” by Isaac Asimov (Doubleday, 1988); audiobook read by William Hope (HarperVoyager, 2023)

Self-indulgent. Asimov trades on his name more than his ideas, with middling prose and revelatory twists that survive only through clumsy concealment beneath a glut of character-voiced speculation as to how future society might function. Hope’s Seldon accent is a brave choice.

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