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5.0 out of 5 stars WHERE ARE THE FIRST TWO FOUNDATION TITLES ON KINDLE?
Asimov's Foundation SERIES does not need my review - anybody that knows anything about science fiction will know that this is a classic. What it does need is a publisher with the vaguest clue. Specifically this is a three part series and having the third book in the series available on kindle without the first two being available on kindle seems somewhat pointless. If...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Where are the first 2?
This is an excellent book and the Kindle version is a good edition. However the book is typicial of what is wrong with the way that publishers treat electronic versions of their books - what is the point of publishing a Kindle version of the third book in a trilogy without publishing the first two in the series? For goodness sake publishers, get your act together and...
Published on 15 Aug 2011 by ThorNogson


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59 of 61 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Where are the first 2?, 15 Aug 2011
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This is an excellent book and the Kindle version is a good edition. However the book is typicial of what is wrong with the way that publishers treat electronic versions of their books - what is the point of publishing a Kindle version of the third book in a trilogy without publishing the first two in the series? For goodness sake publishers, get your act together and embrace the future.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WHERE ARE THE FIRST TWO FOUNDATION TITLES ON KINDLE?, 11 Dec 2013
This review is from: Second Foundation (Book Three of The Foundation Series) (Mass Market Paperback)
Asimov's Foundation SERIES does not need my review - anybody that knows anything about science fiction will know that this is a classic. What it does need is a publisher with the vaguest clue. Specifically this is a three part series and having the third book in the series available on kindle without the first two being available on kindle seems somewhat pointless. If the whole series was available I'm sure lots of Asimov fans like me would snap up the opportunity to re-read them....
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, 20 Sep 2013
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A good kindle edition of a Foundation series book. What about the rest of the series? I have them all in paperback but I would buy them as e-books, as would many other Asimov readers, I believe.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Second Fouundation: shocking revelations, 21 Jan 2004
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Whilst it is best to read second foundation after 'foundation' and 'foundation and empire' it is not essential, as the prologue fills you in on the basics of the previous two novels.
The book goes a long way to explain the purpose of the mysterious second foundation, but the main focus is on its location, and the search for it by both the mule and the first foundation.
The first half puts order into the chaotic situation left by the events in 'foundation and empire', and follows many twists and schemes that make it entirely engrossing, without giving the slightest hint of the dramatic ending.
The second half provides the real substance of the book, a rebellion of the first foundation against the ideals of the second foundation. This leads the reader to question the entire idea of psychohistory, as the first foundation does not like to think of itself as being 'controlled' by the second, even though it knows that the interference of the second foundation will result in a bright, peaceful future for mankind.
The book is laid out with a new twist to the plot in every chapter, making it almost impossible to put down, especially towards the end.
The most interesting parts are meetings of the second foundation members, which explain the inner workings of the seldon plan, along with how the arrival of the mule affected it.
The characters are well presented, and are developed only as much as is necessary, to keep the fast pace of the novel going, but are entirely believable, and link in with the characters in the previous books.
Some people like to read the last page of a book first, doing this with second foundation, and indeed with the entire foundation series, will ruin the book utterly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Second Foundation: shocking revelations, 21 Jan 2004
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Whilst it is best to read second foundation after 'foundation' and 'foundation and empire' it is not essential, as the prologue fills you in on the basics of the previous two novels.
The book goes a long way to explain the purpose of the mysterious second foundation, but the main focus is on its location, and the search for it by both the mule and the first foundation.
The first half puts order into the chaotic situation left by the events in 'foundation and empire', and follows many twists and schemes that make it entirely engrossing, without giving the slightest hint of the dramatic ending.
The second half provides the real substance of the book, a rebellion of the first foundation against the ideals of the second foundation. This leads the reader to question the entire idea of psychohistory, as the first foundation does not like to think of itself as being 'controlled' by the second, even though it knows that the interference of the second foundation will result in a bright, peaceful future for mankind.
The book is laid out with a new twist to the plot in every chapter, making it almost impossible to put down, especially towards the end, with the most interesting parts being meetings of the second foundation members, which explain the inner workings of the seldon plan, along with how the arrival of the mule affected it.
The characters are well presented, and are developed only as much as is necessary, to keep the fast pace of the novel going, but are entirely believable, and link in with the characters in the previous books.
Some people like to read the last page of a book first, doing this with second foundation, and indeed with the entire foundation series, will ruin the book utterly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 4 July 2014
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classic read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Asimov, 11 Jun 2014
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One is carried away into a quite believable distant future that touches on politics, religion, war, fall of an Empire and the rise of a Foundation (or 2). Asimov's early stories as so much more readable than the later ones.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a classic!, 19 Feb 2014
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Still fresh and remarkably prescient. Not at all naive. Proper sci-fi with spaceships, boasters and mental powers!
It's a must.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great., 9 Feb 2014
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The first three books in the Foundation series are all fantastic. Maybe not quite up to the dizzy heights set by Frank Herberts Dune series, but then so few Sci-fi epics are and this maybe the closest that I've read.
This had passed me by until recently so if it's somehow done the same with you and if its your cup of tea then buy this trilogy asap!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Second Foundation, 12 Jan 2014
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I read all the Foundation books years ago and quite enjoyed them at the time. Unfortunately I have found this particular book faile to live up to the memories. Too obvious a story line and quite frankly the plot was paper thin. Not for me.
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Second Foundation (Book Three of The Foundation Series) by Isaac Asimov (Mass Market Paperback - 28 Mar 1994)
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