“Keep Your Mind on the Podcast and Do Not Let the Trailing Off of a Single Thread Affect You.”
Join us as we continue our journey through Isaac Asimov’s masterpiece Robots and Empire, as we delve into chapters 7 through 10.
In this episode, we take a closer look at “The Overseer,” “The Settler World,” “The Speech,” and “After the Speech,” as Asimov continues to link his major works into a future-historical tapestry.
We see how The First Law of Robotics can be undermined as foreshadowed in The Naked Sun.
We witness Gladia becoming the true successor to Elijah Baley’s legacy as she learns public speaking, articulates a political vision filled with peace and harmony, and changes the course of the rest of her life all in the space of a lazy afternoon.
And we watch as Elijah Baley lays the groundwork (dare I say “Foundation?”) for the Zeroth Law of Robotics from his deathbed.
And of course, Daneel and Giskard go on about the whole thing.
Please join us for our discussion about Robots and Empire, and where it’s taking the universe Asimov built. Let’s go!