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Completely life altering.

Simon Roberts writes about The Foundation saga

Isaac Asimov

Encapsulated. Would you recommend this? why?

A saga over millennia, involving sci-fi, detective tales, romance, robots and a new science psychohistory. This series of books has to be the ultimate view of future events describing the fall of a galactic empire and one mans vision for a future stable empire.

Time and Space: When and where I first encountered it

It was 1984 (13 years old) I was given a copy of Foundation's Edge for Christmas my first Sci-Fi book.

Recollection and revelations

Not only did this introduce me to Asimov and sci-fi and my life long obsession, it finally got me into reading and helped no end with my English which up to that point had been very poor.

Before this...

Nothing this was my first.

After This

Ender's game

Orson Scott-Card's story of a six year old boy taken from his family to save mankind from the bugger's.

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Highly recommended

We asked some of our top contributors to suggest their favourite tales on the site. Here's a few of the ones they picked:

paulvonscott likes this memory of Day of the Triffids
"It's great to be a thicky!"

Lostinthought recommends this writer on Ringworld
"Excellent piece on the book and author."

Eloise_R likes a contribution about The Chrysalids
"Couldn't have said it better myself, and didn't!"

Paulg1974 likes this wry take on Crime Traveller
"Things like this can only be made due to the unique way the BBC is funded..."

darrenhf liked this personal account of Red Dwarf
"Red Dwarf is part of a marriage now."

Sourdust appreciated an analysis of Invasion of the Body Snatchers
"Exposes the shallowness of the lazy critical orthodoxy."

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