Second Foundation

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Random House Publishing Group, Jun 1, 2004 - Fiction - 279 pages
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Isaac Asimov's Foundation novels are one of the great masterworks of science fiction. As unsurpassed blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of men and women dedicated to preserving humanity's light in a galaxy plunged into a nightmare of ignorance and violence thirty thousand years long.

After years of struggle, the Foundation lies in ruins—destroyed by the mutant mind power of the Mule. But it is rumored that there is a Second Foundation hidden somewhere at the end of the Galaxy, established to preserve the knowledge of mankind through the long centuries of barbarism. The Mule failed to find it the first time—but now he is certain he knows where it lies.

The fate of the Foundation rests on young Arcadia Darell, only fourteen years old and burdened with a terrible secret. As its scientists gird for a final showdown with the Mule, the survivors of the First Foundation begin their desperate search. They too want the Second Foundation destroyed…before it destroys them.


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The plot ending was brilliant. - Goodreads
The writing in this series is immature, I'd argue. - Goodreads
I was just barely smart enough to keep pace. - Goodreads
Excellent ending to a great trilogy. - Goodreads
And the plot twists. - Goodreads
I really enjoyed Asimovs storytelling so far. - Goodreads

Review: Second Foundation (Foundation (Publication Order) #3)

User Review  - Erik - Goodreads

Proto-dune continues. This is by far the least good in the series thus - first half was a lot better than the second half. The 50 years later part broke the book in my opinion. So much time invested ... Read full review

Review: Second Foundation (Foundation (Publication Order) #3)

User Review  - Edwin Von - Goodreads

A masterpiece, and a fitting conclusion to a fantastic sci-fi series. I was taken aback a few times with the amazing twists Asimov serves us time and time again. Would recommend in a heartbeat. Read full review

About the author (2004)

Isaac Asimov began his Foundation Series at the age of twenty-one, not realizing that it would one day be considered a cornerstone of science fiction. During his legendary career, Asimov penned pver 470 books on subjects ranging from science to Shakespeare to history, though he was most loved for his award-winning science fiction sagas, which include the Robot, Empire, and Foundation series. Named a Grand Master of Science Fiction by the Science Fiction Writers of America, Asimov entertained and educated readers of all ages for close to five decasdes. He died, at age of seventy-two, in April 1992.


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