by Isaac Asimov, 1951
I’m spreading out the reading of the Foundation series over a few months. Foundation is the first novel in what was originally a trilogy. I like Asimov’s writing and science fiction. This one deals with the evolution of an empire as innovation stagnates and leadership weakens. The Foundation is created to stave off tens of thousands of years of dark ages when the empire inevitably crumbles. I think the evolution of economics and psychology in the Foundation reads a lot like Animal Farm, by Orwell, published in 1945.