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5.0 out of 5 stars The older and more experienced Asimov revisits his creation
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...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing (by Asimov's standards)
This book attempts to mergre Asimov's two great series. (Foundation and the Daneel robot novels). In many places however it feels forced and unconvincing. I don't think Asimov had any intention of linkeing the series when he wrote them and this is aparent here.
The Good Doctor is still however incapable of writing a bad novel, his worst (like this one) being...
Published on 24 July 2000


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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The older and more experienced Asimov revisits his creation, 3 Jun 2003
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Neal C. Reynolds (Indianapolis, Indiana) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Foundation's Edge (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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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An awe inspiring vision of humankind., 15 Oct 1999
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This review is from: Foundation's Edge (Paperback)
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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4.0 out of 5 stars After a 30 year hiatus, 24 Aug 2008
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Mr. Liam Edward Sharratt "Olmecius" (Manchester, UK) - See all my reviews
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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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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing (by Asimov's standards), 24 July 2000
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This review is from: Foundation's Edge (Paperback)
This book attempts to mergre Asimov's two great series. (Foundation and the Daneel robot novels). In many places however it feels forced and unconvincing. I don't think Asimov had any intention of linkeing the series when he wrote them and this is aparent here.
The Good Doctor is still however incapable of writing a bad novel, his worst (like this one) being merely competently entertaining.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Foundation's Edge, 18 Sep 2004
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This book is written in the exact same style as the first three and as such is a good book on its own. However it doesn't seem to fit with the original three. Since these additions to the series were in effect forced upon the author, I was expecting a simple continuation of the intellectual battles between characters of the first foundation and its enemies or perhaps some more on the intentions of the second foundation. However, where at first the foundation was a force mysteriously protected by the Seldon plan, and then it was demoted in intrigue by the second foundation, now in this one both foundations are reduced to triviality by newcomers on the scene. It forces the first three into a subservient position induced by this rather implausible plot development. That aside it is still full of the usual twist and turns and character development which are all so characteristic of asimov's style.
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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 Perfect, 2 July 2014
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3.0 out of 5 stars foundation average, 23 Feb 2014
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S. Tickner (Dartford, UK) - See all my reviews
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After reading the original foundation trilogy was eager to read the sequels but found them very disappointing. They are OK stories but not a patch on the original trilogy, worth reading for completion and had some interesting concepts but not as absorbing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bought as present, 23 Feb 2014
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This book was bought as a birthday present. I cannot comment on the content as I have not read it but it was delivered promptly.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good, 9 Feb 2014
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Not quite as good at the original trilogy but still a damn good read, If you have read the others then why not continue on this journey to its completion...
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