Second Foundation

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Granada, 1994 - Fiction - 240 pages
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One man understood the shifting patterns of the inhabited cosmos. This was Hari Seldon, the last great scientist of the First Empire. The mathematics of psychohistory enabled Seldon to predict the collapse of the Empire and the onset of an era of chaos and war. To restore civilization in the shortest possible time, Seldon set up two Foundations. The First was established on Terminus in the full daylight of publicity. But the Second, at the other end of the galaxy, took shape behind a veil of total silence. Because the Second Foundation guards the laws of psychohistory, which are valid only so long as they remain secret. When the First Foundation was conquered by a force Seldon had not foreseen - the overwhelming power of a single individual, a mutant called the Mule - the Second Foundation was forced to reveal its existence and, infinitely worse, a portion of its power. But so far its location, its most closely guarded secret of all, has been kept hidden. So far. The Mule and the remnants of the First Foundation will do anything to discover it. This is the story of the Second Foundation.

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Excellent ending to a great trilogy. - Goodreads
The writing in this series is immature, I'd argue. - Goodreads
A memorable book with ingenious twists in the plot. - Goodreads
I was just barely smart enough to keep pace. - Goodreads
You don't read Asimov for character development. - Goodreads
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Review: Second Foundation (Foundation (Publication Order) #3)

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Storyline: 2/5 Characters: 2/5 Writing Style: 2/5 World: 3/5 The space opera element to the Second Foundation was more enjoyable here than it was in Foundation and Empire. I was hoping throughout that ... Read full review

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

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Full review at Spoilers for Foundation and Foundation and Empire are below). The final book in the original Foundation trilogy focuses on the mysterious Second ... Read full review

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To list Isaac Asimov's honors, as to list his books, would be excessive. Let it simply be noted that Isaac Asimov was the most famous, most honored, most widely read, and most beloved science fiction author of all time. In his five decades as an author, he wrote more than four hundred books, won every award his readers and colleagues could contrive to give him, and provided pleasure and insight to millions. He died in 1992, still at work.

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