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Ok, I can't believe that no one has any comments on the introduction (at least in the edition I have). Unfortunately, I'm late to the game and have only gotten this far, but I'm already hooked! ::13

First of all, I love the fact that this was all inspired by Asmov's Foundation series. I'm a big fan of it, having read it in high school and reread it recently in order to get the context for the sequels and prequels that he wrote.

Secondly, I was intrigued about the influence of the author's upbrining on the creation of the story. Explaining how that happened was well done and not judgemental (I didn't feel like I was reading therapy notes) which made it very enjoyable.

Finally, the discussion of how he had a story but didn't know how to tell it when he was younger was awesome. I am not a writer, and perhaps everyone else out there understood this point, but to have it so clearly spelled out made the insight so clear to me that I feel I could really understand exactly what the author faced, particularly since he related it to Harry Seldon in the Foundation series!

I hope the rest of the book will be at least half this enjoyable! I'm really looking forward to it!




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I haven't been able to read it, I did not like it at all.



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