AFTERWORD BY THE AUTHOR
This e-book whereas self-contained, is a continuation of The Basis Trilogy, which is made up of three books: Basis, Basis and Empire, and Second Basis.
As well as, there are different books I’ve written which, whereas not coping with the Foundations immediately, are set in what we’d name “the Basis universe.”
Thus, the occasions in The Stars, Like Mud and The Currents of House happen within the years when Trantor was increasing towards Empire, whereas the occasions in Pebble within the Sky happen when the First Galactic Empire was on the top of its energy. In Pebble, Earth is central and a few of the materials in it’s alluded to tangentially on this new e-book.
In not one of the earlier books of the Basis universe had been robots talked about. On this new e-book, nevertheless, there are references to robots. On this connection, chances are you’ll want to learn my robotic tales. The brief tales are to be present in The Full Robotic, whereas the 2 novels, The Caves of Metal and The Bare Solar, describe the robotic interval of the colonization of the Galaxy.
If you want an account of the Eternals and the best way through which they adjusted human historical past, one can find it (not completely per the references on this new e-book) in The Finish of Eternity.
All of the books talked about existed as Doubleday hardcovers, to start with. The Basis Trilogy and The Full Robotic are nonetheless in print in hardcover. Of the others, Pebble within the Sky and The Finish of Eternity are included within the omnibus quantity The Far Ends of Time and Earth, whereas The Stars, Like Mud and The Currents of House are within the omnibus quantity Prisoners of the Stars. Each omnibus volumes are in print in hardcover. As for The Caves of Metal and The Bare Solar, they’re included within the omnibus quantity The Robotic Novels, nonetheless accessible from the Science Fiction Ebook Membership. And all are in print in softcover editions, in fact.