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4.0 out of 5 stars
A different take on Seldon, 25 Jun. 2011
I'm not sure how well the novel would work in isolation (hence 4 stars), but it is an excellent addition for those already familiar with the series. It fills in some of the back story to the original Foundation Series and, hopefully without giving too much away, forging links to the series of stories started with 'The Caves of Steel'.
For anybody wanting to pick up the Foundation Series, I would recommend reading in the order published, rather than the chronological order of the story - this book has been written as a prequel and I enjoyed it more having read about the results of Seldons work before learning of the events that set the series in motion. Think of the impact of watching Starwars in the order episodes 1-6 rather than 4-6,1-3.