I became hooked by the first "freebee" (see dirty old man giving free drug samples to the kiddies on the playground. ) Once they had me it was the Foundation trilogy all over again. My only problem is I don't have enough time to read. All that eating, sleeping and my wife telling me to put down the d... Kindle. I thought retirement would give me unlimited reading time. I'be been wrong about so many things in my life... Not the Fringe series though. I'd recognize most of the cast if i met them on the sidewalk. I think i could find my way around the bridge of "Firstlight" too. They are among that group of books you don't read so much as watch in your head. Thanks Randolph.