Foundation and Earth

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Random House Publishing Group, 2004 - Fiction - 499 pages
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The fifth novel in Asimov's popular Foundation series opens with second thoughts. Councilman Golan Trevize is wondering if he was right to choose a collective mind as the best possible future for humanity over the anarchy of contentious individuals, nations and planets. To test his conclusion, he decides he must know the past and goes in search of legendary Earth, all references to which have been erased from galactic libraries. The societies encountered along the way become arguing points in a book-long colloquy about man's fate, conducted by Trevize and traveling companion Bliss, who is part of the first world/mind, Gaia.

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Asimov's prose is clear, succinct and dry. - Goodreads
The ending: Disappointed! - Goodreads
The ending was fairly poor as well. - Goodreads
Where this story was poor was the plot. - Goodreads
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Review: Foundation and Earth (Foundation (Publication Order) #5)

User Review  - Evangeline - Goodreads

My rating: 3.5. This was an excellent ending to the series, but I didn't enjoy it as much as the earlier books, perhaps because there was too much astronomy and computing in it. Nevertheless, it was a ... Read full review

Review: Foundation and Earth (Foundation (Publication Order) #5)

User Review  - Miguel Duarte - Goodreads

Well, this book is a whole different beast from the original trilogy. Foundation's Edge had already been slightly different, but Foundation and Earth feels like a completely separate book. It is quite ... Read full review

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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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