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August 25th, 2013, 22:05
Originally Posted by Arhu View Post
Foundation I had heard so much about the trilogy. Liking it so far. The story seems to have aged rather well and I'm looking forward to reading more.
I just hope you're reading the orignal version and not the horrible, horrible translation by Bergner (an elderly version, but it's still out there somewhere). Fortunately I read the original version before I discovered this, er, gem on my father's shelf. Translator Bergner, well, I suppose he translated the Trilogy sentence by sentence as he obviously hadn't read the books to the end before starting to translate them. One translation error (or rarther, decision) was so serious it broke the story and Dr. Bergner had to fabricate a different ending to still make it all work, somehow.

If you absolutely have to read a German translation, make sure that you read the one by Heinz Nagel. He always did a great job with Asimov.

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