Second Foundation (Foundation, #3)
Isaac Asimov's Foundation novels are one of the great masterworks of science fiction. As unsurpassed blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of men and women dedicated to preserving humanity's light in a galaxy... show more
Isaac Asimov's Foundation novels are one of the great masterworks of science fiction. As unsurpassed blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of men and women dedicated to preserving humanity's light in a galaxy plunged into a nightmare of ignorance and violence thirty thousand years long.After years of struggle, the Foundation lies in ruins—destroyed by the mutant mind power of the Mule. But it is rumored that there is a Second Foundation hidden somewhere at the end of the Galaxy, established to preserve the knowledge of mankind through the long centuries of barbarism. The Mule failed to find it the first time—but now he is certain he knows where it lies.The fate of the Foundation rests on young Arcadia Darell, only fourteen years old and burdened with a terrible secret. As its scientists gird for a final showdown with the Mule, the survivors of the First Foundation begin their desperate search. They too want the Second Foundation destroyed…before it destroys them.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: November 1991
Publisher: Bantam Spectra
Pages no: 279
Edition language: English
Series: Foundation (Publication Order) (#3)
The completion of the original Foundation trilogy sees the masterplan of Hari Sheldon righted by his secret safety valve. Second Foundation by Isaac Asimov sees first the Mule and then the First Foundation itself looking for Sheldon’s second institution because they felt it was a threat, while the ...
There are two sayings about reading literature that I hear often. The first is that the person just can’t get into the book. The second is that I should wait 1000 pages until the character killed in the epilogue for A Storm of Swords for a cheap twist, is connected to the larger picture. True, these...
This was by far my favorite book in the original trilogy. This book was much easier to follow in comparison to the first two books, because instead of covering over a hundred years, the events all take place relatively close to each other and the narration focuses on the same characters. There were ...
Great ending to the original trilogy.
I'm starting to realize that the lasting appeal of this series is less with the stories themselves and more with the ideas they represent. Psychohistory and all of its ramifications is fascinating, but the characters and conflicts that are going on in the stories themselves are less so. Part of it, ...