Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners. To participate, you simply choose a random book from your TBR and show it off. Don’t forget to check out her blog and link back to Lauren’s Page Turners and add your own links!
My Random Pick
Foundation (Foundation #1)
By Isaac Asimov
Genre: Science Fiction
For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. But only Hari Seldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future — to a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last thirty thousand years. To preserve knowledge and save mankind, Seldon gathers the best minds in the Empire — both scientists and scholars — and brings them to a bleak planet at the edge of the Galaxy to serve as a beacon of hope for a future generations. He calls his sanctuary the Foundation.
But soon the fledgling Foundation finds itself at the mercy of corrupt warlords rising in the wake of the receding Empire. Mankind’s last best hope is faced with an agonizing choice: submit to the barbarians and be overrun — or fight them and be destroyed.
I have noted some very mixed reviews for this title. Until recently I admit that I was unaware that this was part of a collection. And I dare call myself a fan of sci-fi!? Well that might be because I have a deep appreciation for the genre, but it is normally a total hit or miss. But when I love a sci-fi title, I tend to really love it. Have you read this book? If so have you continued with later titles? I would love some insight into this one. Please feel free to link reviews if you have them! What has been on your tbr for a while?