Nick Denton is here to talk about how Isaac Asimov's Foundation novels inspired him

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Most people know Nick Denton as the founder of io9's parent company, Gawker Media. Today he's a notorious media entrepreneur, but his inspiration began with science fiction. My first conversation with him was about the Syfy series Battlestar Galactica. Later, he revealed that he'd read Isaac Asimov's celebrated Foundation series as a teenager, and it allowed him to see the world in a whole new way. This afternoon from 1:00-2:00 PM PST, he's here to talk to you about how Foundation and other works of science fiction can lead to building things in the real world, whether those things are companies or space elevators or longevity treatments.

This conversation with Nick Denton is different from all the other ones because he's here as a science fiction fan. Ask him how his engagement with Asimov's work has helped inspire a site like io9, or any of our sister sites: Jezebel, Lifehacker, Kotaku, Gizmodo, Gawker, Jalopnik and Deadspin. Talk to him about what SF he enjoys now, and whether his obsession with dystopian stories has an effect on how he makes financial decisions. Please keep your questions relevant to the Foundation series or science fiction — and be polite!


Get started asking questions now, and Nick will answer as many as he can while he's here.

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