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your edging nearer to an answer.....

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<doesn't pick on the "edging" hint ;) />
The last book I can think to nicely relate Foundation series with Robots series, is "Foundation and Earth". But copious hints were offered both in "Prelude [...]" and "Forward [...]".
If this is not the case, I'll let someone else to browse through the remaining titles.


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Close to the edge, down by the river!

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<doesn't pick on the "edging" hint ;) />
The last book I can think to nicely relate Foundation series with Robots series, is "Foundation and Earth". But copious hints were offered both in "Prelude [...]" and "Forward [...]".
If this is not the case, I'll let someone else to browse through the remaining titles.
what hint?? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

The basic link is mentioned in XXXXXXXXXXXXX : an obscure tradition about a first wave of space settlements with robots and then a second without.

The idea is the one developed in Robots of Dawn, which, in addition to showing the way that the second wave of settlements were to be allowed, illustrates the benefits and shortcomings of the first wave of settlements and their so-called C/Fe (carbon/iron, signifying humans and robots together) culture. In this same book, the word psychohistory is used to describe the nascent idea of Seldon's work. Some of the drawbacks to this style of colonization, also called Spacer culture, are also exemplified by the events described in The Naked Sun.

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the biook was the next one written after the original trilogy...... do i have to spell it out??? lol

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If I were a swan, I'd be gone.
... but I'm not :)
Summing up all your hints now, this should be "Foundation's Edge".


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ta da !!!!
the ripper is all you commander..... be gentle to her... the left engine is a little flaky ....

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<weighs the keys in the hand, nods smiling at the frail blue box>

Name two other universes, less popular than Dune, also "parented" by Frank Herbert.


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One is the galactic civilisation from Whipping Star and other books, the ConSentiency. I'm drawing a blank on the other.


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ConSentiency is correct. Blank is not the other, although quite close :)


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Blank. Herbert titles that sound like or mean that... Destination Void? was it part of a series of the sort you're talking about?


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Blank. Herbert titles that sound like or mean that... Destination Void? was it part of a series of the sort you're talking about?
That it was!
For the record (and completeness of the answer): "Destination Void", "The Jesus Incident", "The Lazarus Effect", and "The Ascension Factor". The last three of the cycle are co-authored with Bill Ransom. They are also mentioned elsewhere as WorShip novels.
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Okay - another one that shouldn't be too difficult - name three 1920s-1930s novels about supermen or superwomen (NOT comics); powers can be physical, mental, or both.


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Seriously? Nobody?

Some clues:

Novel by an American author that might have been an inspiration for Superman, with the same title as one of Russell Crowe's biggest hit films.
Novel by a British author who also wrote about a dog with artificially enhanced intelligence.
Posthumously-published American novel about a mental and psionic superman by an author who also wrote a well-known space series.

That's an easy three, there are others.


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The first one must be Gladiator, by Philip Wylie.

The second is Odd John, by Olaf Stapledon.

Drawing a blank on the third … for another superhero novel, maybe one of the original Shadow novels? Although to be honest I'm not sure if they would count as novels, or if they just appeared in pulp magazines. And I'm also not sure at what point the Shadow developed superpowers: I think at least some of his mental powers didn't arrive until he was a radio character.

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