Foundation and Earth

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Bantam Books, 2004 - Fiction - 499 pages
322 Reviews
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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Interesting ending to the series. - Goodreads
Not a great ending to the foundation series. - Goodreads
The pacing always felt just right. - Goodreads
I found the ending to be thoroughly unsatisfying. - Goodreads
Such a strong ending to the series. - Goodreads
Ending a little disappointing. - Goodreads

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

User Review  - Karen Alvarez Tedin - Goodreads

Of all the Foundation books, I find that none after "Second Foundation" is worth reading. I don't know why, but I found that the ending with Gaia an stuff completly ruined the events of the trilogy. That's why I give only one star, while the trilogy gets all five. Read full review

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

User Review  - Neo Marshkga - Goodreads

Foundation and Earth is the last book on the Foundation Saga, and wraps up the story, because after all, "Everything that has a beginning, has an end" (Yes, i am quoting Matrix, sue me). Endings are ... 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 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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