Foundation and Earth
The fifth novel in Asimov's popular Foundation series opens with second thoughts. Councilman Golan Trevize is wondering if he was right to choose a collective mind as the best possible future for humanity over the anarchy of contentious individuals, nations and planets. To test his conclusion, he... show more
The fifth novel in Asimov's popular Foundation series opens with second thoughts. Councilman Golan Trevize is wondering if he was right to choose a collective mind as the best possible future for humanity over the anarchy of contentious individuals, nations and planets. To test his conclusion, he decides he must know the past and goes in search of legendary Earth, all references to which have been erased from galactic libraries. The societies encountered along the way become arguing points in a book-long colloquy about man's fate, conducted by Trevize and traveling companion Bliss, who is part of the first world/mind, Gaia.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: August 31st 2004
Pages no: 528
Edition language: English
Series: Foundation (Publication Order) (#5)
I really like how this book and the search for ancient earth ties the Foundation books and the Robot books together in a culmination of over 20,000 years of human history!
If Foundation’s Edge sees Asimov diving into the Thriller genre, then Foundation and Earth is the complete opposite. Here, Asimov attempts something far more psychological and philosophical. These were things he avoided in previous installments. Considering how different Edge was in terms of ideas, ...
At the beginning of this year part of my vague reading plan was to reread the original Foundation Trilogy then move on to the subsequent unread Foundation books that Asimov wrote during the 80s, 30 years after the last book of the trilogy, [b:Second Foundation|29580|Second Foundation (Foundation, #3...
With Foundation and Earth, I've made it through the core volumes of Asimov's Foundation series. There are two prequels (along with three books that expound on the future of the series by three other authors) that I will likely go ahead and read, but as far as what Asimov envisioned for the series, I...
In the fifth and last instalment of his Foundation series, the oh-so-enlightened Isaac Asimov decides that it is a good idea to introduce a whole lot of sex into his previously quite prudish storyline. Golan Trevize, with his companions Bliss and Janov Pelorat (who are, you know, at it), go on a spa...