Eve Narlieth wrote:Just finished The end of Eternity, by Isaac Asimov. I didn't think it was the most polished thing, but I loved the link to the Foundation series. Was worth it in the end. Made me feel like reading Foundation again
Is Foundation a good place to start with Asimov? I picked up some cool-looking old copies of the series, but I feel like I should read some of his short stories or something first. Maybe the I, Robot collection?
Hey :) I started with Foundation and thought it was easy to understand the universe. I actually read the short story Nightfall a year before that, and can also recommend it. It's unrelated to Foundation, but it's a nice introduction to his writing. I found this pdf: https://www.uni.edu/morgans/astro/course/nightfall.pdf
Maybe you can read a page or so of that, and buy the short story if you like it. It's a good example of the pacing of his books.
Regarding the robot collection, which starts with Caverns of Steel if I'm not mistaken, it's a different type of book in my opinion. The science fiction elements are different, and I thought the writing was too. In Foundation I was blown back by the sci fi elements he created, it's when he shines regarding thinking out of the box. In the robot collection you don't get that feeling as much, from my experience, just because it's been done so many times after him.
You could do Nightfall > Foundation like I did, it will be a nice way into his writing :)