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Welcome back to Novel Ideas! This week’s episode features Foundation by Isaac Asimov. This is one of the gigglier episodes we’ve recorded thus far and we hope that you’ll enjoy it as much as we do. Have your research materials, by which I mean Wikipedia, handy because this one is reference heavy. In fact, we almost have enough references to start our own encyclopedia. We cover science, religion, science as religion, the nature of fandom, the lack of women in classic science fiction, and every historical reference we know. Prepare to enter our sphere of influence as we nonviolently project our power across the internet.

The music bump is “Space Fanfare” by Joe Spaniola, performed by the Air Force Band of the Rockies. Because this story is in space and stuff. Also, this piece features one or two recognizable themes because we needed more references.

16 – Foundation – Decline and Fall of the Female Character

3 thoughts on “Foundation

    Casey said:
    July 5, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    This episode, and most of the tags for it, reminds me of how much I love/hate your family. I sighed so hard at so much of it.

    Alan said:
    July 5, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Clarke’s Third Law: Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

    An amusing corollary to that law, frequently seen in fantasy video games and anime, is that any sufficiently advanced magic is indistinguishable from technology.

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