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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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
Wow! What a great ending. - Goodreads

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

User Review  - Evgeny Gaevoi - Goodreads

Much better than the Foundation and Empire, but still not up to the level of first installment in the series. The complex mind games are back, but in the end even though I've enjoyed it, one cannot but wonder on the number of plot holes Read full review

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

User Review  - Isaac Long - Goodreads

Of all of this series so far, I enjoyed this book the most. I took a different approach to reading this one. Before starting, I was not sure I was going to continue reading the series. I have been ... Read full review

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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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