My pal Drew mentioned he was going to read Isaac Asimov‘s Foundation series so I thought I’d give this seminal work of sci-fi a try. And after reading the three key books–Foundation, Foundation and Empire, and Second Foundation–I can highly recommend them. This recommendation is especially for those in the mood for sci-fi style writing and/or some very good twists and turns. I read later that the first book was originally a series of short stories which explains some of the repeating of key elements.