Empire's Corps by Nuttall vs Foundation Series by Asimov

psikeyhackr

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I have read most of Christopher Nuttall's Empire's Corps and similarities to Asimov's Foundation series are pretty obvious. I have searched this site for Empire's Corp and have seen no mention of it so I am wondering what anyone thinks.

Asimov's Empire takes up the entire galaxy. Nuttall has a more limited and reasonable imagination. I haven't noticed a specific mention of Nuttall's Empire's size but the phrase "thousands of light years" does occur, so I have been assuming about a 5,000 light year radius from Earth or less. Asimov's Empire is so old that human's have forgotten the home planet, so tens of thousands of years. Nuttall has the Marine bootcamp on Mars which has been terraformed for 2,000 years.

Nuttall has much more criticism of modern society to justify the collapse which puts Asimov at a disadvantage with his 1941 perspective. He does give us a Harry Seldon type character though. He is a college professor of history criticizing the empire who loses his job. The main character, Marine Captain/Colonel hires the professor and takes his family to Avalon after the Captain is kicked off Earth for committing a political faux pas.

The title indicates this series far more militaristic than Foundation. Considering Vietnam and Afghanistan that may make this series more relevant and up to date, not to mention sex and harsh language.
 

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Error: that was supposed to be Marine Captain/Colonel Stalker
 

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