5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Excellent novel; almost as good as Asimov's originals,
By A Customer
This review is from: Foundation And Chaos (Second Foundation Trilogy) (Paperback)
I found this to be a very exciting novel, written in a style that very closely resembles that of Asimov himself; especially in his later foundation novels (e.g. Forward the Foundation and Robots and Empire). I also liked the links and overlaps with Asimov's novels: contrary to Foundations Fear, this story truly makes you feel you're back in the Galactic Empire. In Foundations Fear in my opinion Benford focusses too much on trying to "update" the science in the Empire to our current internet society; which alienates that novel from Asimov's original works. Bear shows us here how it should have been done and I truly hope he will write more Foundation novels in the future.