First in the stunning Second Foundation TrilogyHari Seldon has been nominated as First Minister by Emperor Clean. But as his appointment is being considered, Hari's simple life grows complex with bodyguards, assassination attempts, staff discord and the continuing public debate over artificial... show more
First in the stunning Second Foundation TrilogyHari Seldon has been nominated as First Minister by Emperor Clean. But as his appointment is being considered, Hari's simple life grows complex with bodyguards, assassination attempts, staff discord and the continuing public debate over artificial intelligence. As the friction over whether robots have souls heats up, two A.l.s, Joan of Arc and Voltaire, go rogue and flee. The chase is on.A rousing adventure that combines intellectual debate with the ingenious possibilities of true science fiction, Foundation's Fear will bring Asimov's greatest creation back to a new and bestselling life.Gregory Benford won the Neubla Award in 1980 for his novel Timescape."[Benford] brings out the complexities of a galactic empire that Asimov never filled out..the first book stands well on its own."'Denver Post"[Benford] took on the huge task of answering questions [raised in the original], and difficult as it may sound, he pulled it off with style..Rest assured, Asimov's work is in good hands."'Craig E. EnglerEditor and Publisher of Science Fiction Weekly"A richly rewarding delight.Benford writes up to his usual high standard and excels in bringing Asimovian concepts.to vivid, visually compelling life."'Publishers Weekly(starred review)"Intriguing and engrossing.[a] curious blend of reinventions and retrospective criticism."'Kirkus Reviews(starred review)
Publish date: March 1st 1997
Publisher: Harper Prism
Pages no: 425
Edition language: English
Series: Second Foundation Trilogy (#1)
What an odd book. I don't know that I expected it to be a carbon copy of one of Asimov's novels in the series, or even one that sounded like a Foundation novel, but what I found here was very different from my expectations.For one thing, Foundation's Fear has better characterization than anything A...
This reader's personal opinion, ©2012, all rights reserved, not to be quoted, clipped or used in any way by Google Play, amazon.com or other commercial booksellers* Well, guess this trilogy too deep/profound for me or something -- not a good story. Too much philosophy and not enough story (or even ...
I liked it, but it just wasn't the same as reading an Asimov book.