Prelude to Foundation - Isaac Asimov

July 4, 2021 | 2 min

This is the second time that I'm writing this because the first text was stored in WSL, and I forgot about it when I was deleting WSL.

What I found most interesting about this book are the allegories that it makes to other generes.

The book itself

The book is structured like a legend or a myth, it's structured like the Hero's Journey and it quite resembles the Odyssey: Hari Seldon goes through a few different places, tries to understand them better, gets in trouble and then has to run away. I quite like this style of writing because if fits really well with the theme of the book: The myth of creation of psychohistory.


They like in a closed society, following old rules and they worship a distant past in a distant planet and they adore this book that tell them all about this place. They're basically Orthodox Jews, women even shave their heads!


Dahl is basically any 3rd world country, I can't even call this developing anymore because it seems to me that Brazil is just getting worse. Everybody carries knives even though it's illegal and the police doesn't care, only when they want to incriminate someone.