When I was a teenager, I went through an Asimov phase. The Foundation Trilogy was a great teenage reading experience, much like Lord of the Rings, a thrilling youthful moment. I remember my mother giving me The Foundation Trilogy as a Christmas present, and I couldn’t wait to read it. I figured out where she had hidden the book, and when my Mother was out of the house at night, I took the book out and read it. I had read much of volume 1 by the time she wrapped it.