Transformation of Myth Through Time
Much later, in the mid-1980s, Asimov inserted Daneel into the Foundation Saga. In Foundation and Earth, Daneel was depicted as having guided Humanity towards the creation of Galaxia, a galaxy-spanning group mind that could defend itself against aliens from another galaxy.
Telepathy and Mentalics
In the mid-1980s, Asimov also described the origin of Daneel's telepathic powers. As presented in Foundation and Earth, Daneel was poised to assist Humanity during its spread to 25,000,000 planets of the galaxy.
In my view, Asimov's retro-unification of his positronic robot stories with the Foundation Saga is among the greatest achievements of science fiction.
Daneel and The Mule
Galactic Core, but Daneel knew they would return some day. In order to protect Humanity against the aliens, he worked for 20,000 years to bring into existence Galaxia.
During those 20,000 years, Daneel could not risk allowing humanity to discover his existence. Daneel secretly prevented humans from developing new sciences and new technologies. However, there were a few new technological advances that were needed for the creation of Galaxia. In order to obtain those new technologies, Daneel brought into existence the First Foundation, a culture based on physical science. As described by Asimov in Forward the Foundation, Daneel also allowed a small group of humans to develop their telepathic abilities and form the Second Foundation.
The Mule was Daneel's tool for stimulating just enough technological progress in the galaxy so that Galaxia could be rushed to completion. Sadly, Asimov was taken from us before he could write a sequel to Foundation and Earth.
The Exode Trilogy
In The Foundations of Eternity, Isaac Asimov becomes a character in a recursive science fiction story that explains the origin of telepathic robots like Daneel. Daneel was the tool of the first positronic robot, R. Gohrlay.
By following the Laws of Robotics, R. Gohrlay became involved in a dreary Time Travel War with the alien Huaoshy. However, as told in Trysta and Ekcolir, Grean was eventually able to end the Time War and bring into existence the universe as we know it.
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