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Asimov's Foundation

June 23, 2020 - 18:30 -- Admin

It’s been a helluva long time since I read Foundation, or tried to. I vaguely recall it being a bit… unfocussed. Or didactic. Or something.

Anyway, I don’t have fond memories of the first book, but I do recognise it earned its chops as a cultural touchstone.

So I’m totally amped for this adaptation from Apple. It looks gorgeous, of course, as you’d expect from a company with all the money in the world. But it also strikes me that the formless blobbiness of Asimov’s sprawling and epic mess (and I mean that as a complement, sort of) is an almost perfect source material if you’re looking to make the next Game of Thrones.

This thing is vast.

Hundreds of characters, thousands of years. The highest of stakes.

I’m so looking forward to it.