Foundation and Earth

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Bantam Books, 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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Review: Foundation and Earth (Foundation (Publication Order) #5)

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Dang! So close, yet so disappointing. 3 stars is the lowest I've rated any of the Foundation Universe books. It's too bad it had to come on the last one. This book has so much potential. A trip back ... Read full review

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

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It is interesting that this book seems so exciting even though relatively little real action is happening. However, you do get to learn a great deal more about the Foundation universe and the events ... 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 over 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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