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  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439504598
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439504598
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 10.2 x 17.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
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The Second Foundation is thought to be extinct … except by Councilman Golan Trevize. Trevize fears that the mysterious Second Foundation will bid for power once a new Galactic Empire is established. To prevent Trevize spreading alarm, the Mayor of Terminus exiles him to the abandoned ruins of Trantor.

Accompanying Trevize is Janov Pelorat, Professor of Ancient History at the University of Terminus. Pelorat hopes to find on Trantor a clue to the location of the planet that gave birth to the human race. His belief in the existence of Earth is considered to be as far-fetched as Trevize's belief that the Second Foundation endures. But the truths discovered by both of them on Trantor are far stranger than they could have guessed.

The epic story of the Foundation is one of the great classics of science fiction. Isaac Asimov is the Grand Master of the genre.

"Teems with ideas like a river charged with spawning salmon"
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Isaac Asimov was the Grand Master of the Science Fiction Writers of America, the founder of robot ethics, the world’s most prolific author of fiction and non-fiction. The Good Doctor’s fiction has been enjoyed by millions for more than half a century.

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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Neal Reynolds on 3 Jun. 2003
Format: Paperback
It seems to me that so many have missed a very important point at what's happened here. Isaac Asimov created, in his youth and from his brilliance, a future universe. Then, as is so with all authors, he moved on to other projects, developing his philosophy and his story telling skills and also his sense of humor as his career continued. Of his own, he really had no idea of returning to Foundation, but of course, readers wanted and began to demand more. Finally, his publishers applied pressure, and the result was FOUNDATIONS EDGE, FOUNDATION AND EARTH, PRELUDE TO FOUNDATION, & FORWARD THE FOUNDATION.
Just as the earlier "novels" were actually shorter stories strung together, FOUNDATIONS EDGE and FOUNDATION AND EARTH are two longer segments of the next step in his future history. Much has happened during the thirty years to affect the author's philosophy, and these two books which represent the necessary trip back to the beginning of it all reflect changes in thinking and of course of advances in scientific knowledge.
We see what is happening from two different viewpoints, the First Foundation viewpoint and the Second Foundation viewpoint. Each has its flaws and one can see that the Second Empire will indeed be deeply flawed if either of the foundations has its way over the other.
Humanity, however, is being guided by intelligence beyond that of Hari Seldon's plan, and those who have read PRELUDE TO FOUNDATION are quite aware of this. FOUNDATION'S EDGE works to lead us in the direction of the true master plan.
Read this book with an open mind, and do continue the thread by reading FOUNDATION AND EARTH before coming to concussions...er, conclusions...about it.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 15 Oct. 1999
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This is the superbly well-written sequel to the Foundation Trilogy. First and Second Foundations clash again, and the mystery of long lost Earth returns to the galaxy.
A magnificent insight into humanity. The legend of the Foundation continues here in Asimov's breathtaking vision of the future.
BEWARE! Any other Asimov collectors would do well to realise that the cover advertised is WRONG! It is NOT the early edition print, as I discovered recently - instead it is the newest cover. The same applies to all other old-style Asimov covers - you will get the new cover instead.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Liam Edward Sharratt on 24 Aug. 2008
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After a hiatus of nearly 30 years, Asimov's next instalment in the Foundation Series feels like he never stopped writing. Fast-paced, with the usual last-minute plot-twists, this book will not disappoint Asimov and Sci-Fi fans alike.

The book follows the story of Golan Trevize (an opinionated Federation Councilman) and Janov Pelorat (a hermit Historian). The two venture out as Mayor Branno's Lightening Rod to attract the attention of the still-troublesome Second Foundation and stumble upon a world unlike no other, discovering an ancient secret, and setting Asimov up for his next blockbuster.
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The most completely absorbing book I have ever read - even after 3 readings.
If you are familiar with and like the foundation series this book will not disappoint.
Azimov has the courage to break with the formula here and the story branches out into wholly new territory.
The content, context and dialog are very convincing and the delivery is Azimov at his most human, and best.
He has the ability to put over very complex and serious ideas in a totally straighforward way and never indulges in
technical wizardry for its own sake, simply using technical ideas to explain the purpose of the plot.

Very few SF books illustrate a possible milestone in social and polital psychology in such an entirely vivid and readable way.
Better if you've read the foundation series beforehand but the essential background is given here and the book stands up perfectly well on its own. Any detailed description of the story would detract from the reading experience but get through the first chapter or two and you'll find it hard to put down until it's inspirational ending.
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A good while ago I re-read all of the Foundation books and found them disappointing. The concept remained good but everything was so sparse and the characters so wooden. Worst of all was that Asimov is so beholden to nuclear power as the ultimate source of power.
However the later novels break the mould set by the original trilogy and the location of the home world of mankind becomes the focus of frenzied searching. Like many Sci-Fi writers of his generation (especially Heinlein) Asimov's later books seek to join up the disparate works of their youth into one milieu, even if it spans thousands of years, so the Robot books (especially those with Elijah Bailie and Daneel Olivaw) are there, as is the Currents of Space, Pebble in the Sky and probably some other books that I either haven't read or have forgotten.
Overall the results are good, as Asimov's interweaving of his earlier themes is much more subtle than Heinlein's post "Number of the Beast" novels.
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The good news? This is very well-written compared with almost any other SF novel, and the plot does grip you (and the way that various revelations are revealed is masterly). You really do want to read what happens next. The bad news? Firstly, there is an awful lot of padding in the descriptions of life in the Second Foundation - this is just plain boring. Secondly, when we meet Bliss from Gaia, the wonder of the concepts described here is ruined by the feebly-motivated dislike that Trevize takes to Bliss. In this book Bliss doesn't respond in the same nasty way, but it warns us what is to come in the (even more flawed) sequel.
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