Foundation and Empire (Foundation, #2)
The Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are one of the great masterworks of science fiction. Unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of men and women to preserve humanity’s light against an... show more
The Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are one of the great masterworks of science fiction. Unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of men and women to preserve humanity’s light against an inexorable tide of darkness and violence.Led by its founding father, the great psychohistorian Hari Seldon, and taking advantage of its superior science and technology, the Foundation has survived the greed and barbarism of its neighboring warrior-planets. Yet now it must face the Empire—still the mightiest force in the Galaxy even in its death throes. When an ambitious general determined to restore the Empire’s glory turns the vast Imperial fleet toward the Foundation, the only hope for the small planet of scholars and scientists lies in the prophecies of Hari Seldon.But not even Hari Seldon could have predicted the birth of the extraordinary creature called The Mule—a mutant intelligence with a power greater than a dozen battle fleets…a power that can turn the strongest-willed human into an obedient slave.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: November 1st 1991
Pages no: 282
Edition language: English
Series: Foundation (Publication Order) (#2)
The Foundation created by Hari Seldon has come through three crises and several social changes, but now it must face off against forces of Empire. Foundation and Empire, the second book of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series, follows how the Foundation and its citizen responded to threats from Empire—...
For a person who wrote so many books, it starts to look like maybe fiction isn’t Asimov’s thing. It doesn’t even read like he’s a got lot passion for it. He’s far more interested in grand ideas. That’s why there are no characters, and he cares little about pretending that they’re more than game piec...
This is a story about politics, with science fiction as a backdrop. If you want pow-pow lasers, this isn't for you. This book is really a work of art. I've read it three times and plan to read it many times more. It's also highly believable. There really could be a science of mass psychology, ma...
A great book! I loved it. While the set up is slightly different (more focused on specific characters for longer periods of time) than the first, there is still a focus on the holistic history of the Foundation, which involves large time jumps. Because of the bigger roles the characters played, it w...
As I read Foundation and Empire, I was struck by how much I liked Foundation by comparison. Aside from the thematic elements that kept me engaged, as I thought back on it, I liked how Asimov wrote about how individual people, while important and significant at the time, are only incidental over the ...