At last, the costly and bitter war between the two Foundations had come to an end. The scientists of the First Foundation had proved victorious; and now they retum to Hari Seldon's long-established plan to build a new Empire that the Second Foundation is not destroyed after all-and that its... show more
At last, the costly and bitter war between the two Foundations had come to an end. The scientists of the First Foundation had proved victorious; and now they retum to Hari Seldon's long-established plan to build a new Empire that the Second Foundation is not destroyed after all-and that its still-defiant survivors are preparing their revenge. Now the two exiled citizens of the Foundation-a renegade Councilman and the doddering historian-set out in search of the mythical planet Earth. . .and proof that the Second Foundation still exists. Meanwhile someone-or something-outside of both Foundations sees to be orchestrating events to suit its own ominous purpose. Soon representatives of both the First and Second Foundations will find themselves racing toward a mysterious world called Gaia and a final shocking destiny at the very end of the universe!
Publish date: December 31st 2010
Pages no: 450
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Space Opera
, Speculative Fiction
Series: Foundation (Publication Order) (#4)
Asimov was a great mind who somehow wrote books that were nothing more than good. They were very enjoyable, and anyone who wants to write a straightforward adventure or mystery has a lot to learn from him. Yet none of them alone justifies Asimov’s place at the throne – they are no Grapes of Wrath or...
I think this may have been one of the best books in the series. It starts off a little disappointing, rehashing the Foundation vs. the Second Foundation issue. It was solved but then, magically it's no longer solved. However, after this issue, the story takes several exciting turns and expands the m...
I realized while reading this novel that a lot of golden age science fiction shows a future that's fully enmeshed in the culture of its time. The Foundation series so far was written and published in the 1940s and '50s, and there are a handful of anachronisms, like the futuristic typewriter in Seco...
First published in 1982 almost 30 years after the last volume of the iconic original Foundation Trilogy, namely Second Foundation and [b:The Naked Sun|30016|The Naked Sun (Robot, #2)|Isaac Asimov|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1335782263s/30016.jpg|1583154]. Still, I liked it enough to rekindle my in...
This is the fourth in a series after a lapse of decades when it was the established Foundation Trilogy. Although there's enough given here for this to stand alone--at least that I didn't feel a need to brush up and reread--it would be a mistake to read this first. A lot of its pleasures is watching ...