Asimov being a first rate writer is very adept at retelling the ancient stories, with what he admits as "a little cribbin' from Edward Gibbon". The tragic, heroic story of Belasarius for instance is taken almost unedited and dropped into Foundation and Empire as the story of General "Bel Riose".Interesting about George Lucas, too. I really can't argue.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Three views on the fall of Rome
I like the bit about Isaac Asimov: