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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.
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.See all Editorial Reviews
i've read this book 4 or 5 times. the re-introduction of power (religion, trade, ...) parallels that to Earth's own history. it's a nonstop action-history book. Read morePublished 7 hours ago by Sonny Arreola
The book was interesting. It is a series of stories that go forward in time. The author assigned the characters unusual names, which made it harder to track them. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Sandra Wick
I feel like it was a bit of a let down after having so many people tell me I needed to read it. The only thing I can say is that he was very forward thinking to say the least. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Rex B.
For some reason I am unable to review the Foundation novels individually on the amazon.com web-site, so I will review the original three novels here. Read morePublished 1 day ago by catburglar
A great read and an easy read, a pleasure. Isaac Asimov puts me into another world where my mind lets go of the trivia of my life and fills my imagination.Published 3 days ago by John Burke
For a science fiction book whose very reputation precedes it, I must admit that I was beyond disappointed with this. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Jeremy Bugay
Kept interest in the first part but was stretching the story after about half the book. The mule suspense gets tiring after a while.Published 4 days ago by S. Mohan