|Plot Summary of Prelude to Foundation|
|"Hari Seldon is a mathematician who invents a new science called psychohistory. Using this he can predict the future of humanity in broad sweeps. The present Galactic Emperor wants this science for himself-to make his rule stronger. Seldon, not wanting this, escapes and is helped by a reporter who turns out to be someone else. The book provides vivid accounts of the sectors on the planet Trantor where the plot is based."
Rahul Gupta, Resident Scholar
|"Mathematician Harri Seldon stumbled upon the concept of "psychohistory": that it is mathematically possible to predict the future! Soon Harri discovers many other remarkable things: that the Empire in all of its power may be after him, that he may die before he completes his theory of psychohistory, and most the most disturbing revelation of all, that the 20,000 year old Empire may be crumbling."
curtis reynolds, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Prelude to Foundation|
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Composition of Book
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 25%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Political power play
- saving govt/kingdom from external overthrow
- factions fight within govt for control
Robots, Computers, VR
Robot, PC, VR Plotlets:
- good robot(s)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- very athletic
- average physique
- an organization
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- an average amount
- Domed/Underground City
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a futuristic society
Planet outside solar system?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- some scientific explanation
How much dialogue?
- significantly more dialog than descript
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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