Foundation and Empire (Foundation, #2)
Foundation and Empire is the story of first contact between the two Foundations of Hari Seldon. The Seldon Plan guided the First Foundation safely through two centuries of chaos as the Galactic Empire disintegrated. Seldon's recorded holographic image appeared in the Council Chamber on Terminus... show more
Foundation and Empire is the story of first contact between the two Foundations of Hari Seldon. The Seldon Plan guided the First Foundation safely through two centuries of chaos as the Galactic Empire disintegrated. Seldon's recorded holographic image appeared in the Council Chamber on Terminus at moments of crisis predicted by pshychohistory, and his voice was heard. Even war between the Foundation and the remains of the Empire was foreseen - and planned for - by the great scientist. But Seldon had no way of predicting the birth of the Mule, a mutant of uncanny power and unlimited ambition. The Mule's conquests are effortless and his subjects mind-controlled slaves. The Foundation is powerless against the supernormal force the Mule exerts. The Seldon Plan is in tatters. Two men and a woman from Terminus flee to the ruins of might Trantor in an effort to discover where the mysterious Second Foundation was established. Its help is needed desperately against the mental powers of the Mule. But the Mule, using those same astonishing powers, is also looking for the Second Foundation.
Publish date: 1996
Publisher: Harper Collins Voyager
Pages no: 244
Edition language: English
Series: Foundation (Publication Order) (#2)
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 ...
The Galactic Empire is still strong, though not as it was centuries before. The emperor Cleon II ruled the empire. One of his military officers, Bel Riose volunteered to annex the Foundation. He learns that the foundation possesses striking new technologies that can be used for military purposes. Fo...