Seldon Crisis

Seldon Crisis

A personal exploration of Isaac Asimov's Foundation epic, including commentary and analysis. Occasional posts with experts on related topics, essays, readings, and more.

Recent Episodes

Themes of the Trilogy with Nathaniel Goldberg

Nov. 11, 2022

Our first returning guest to Seldon Crisis is the first ever, philosophy professor Nathaniel Goldberg. We discuss some of the prominent themes of the series introduced in the first three novels of Foundation, including the l…

Search by the Foundation, Part III

Oct. 21, 2022

It all comes together at last. The war begins, looking bad for the Foundation, but morale turns the tide against Kalgan. In the aftermath, Homir Munn and the others debate the true location of the Second Foundation with many…

Planet and Sky, Part II

Oct. 4, 2022

I couldn't wait to tell the rest of the story, covering the last four songs of Planet and Sky, a cosmic love story. Things take a darker turn as the relatively small planet lacks sufficient gravity to hold onto its atmospher…

Planet and Sky, Part I

Sept. 30, 2022

A little diversion to introduce a true labor of love, my rock opera entitled "Planet and Sky, a cosmic love story." Written and recorded in the first decade of this millennium and inspired by my experience as a member of the…

Search by the Foundation, Part II

Sept. 9, 2022

Arkady Darell and Homir Munn arrive on Kalgan and get involved in high level intrigue in the palace of the First Citizen, Lord Stettin, who has eyes on following in the Mule's footsteps to master the galaxy. It seems he also…

The Art of Science Fiction with Danielle Pajak

Aug. 2, 2022

Illustrator and science fiction connoisseur Danielle Pajak describes her ideas on the art of sci fi, the means of communicating truth and beauty to the readers and watchers of science fiction books, movies, and TV shows. We …