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Second Foundation | [Isaac Asimov]

Second Foundation

The fate of the Foundation rests on young Arcadia Darell, only 14 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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Publisher's Summary

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 timebut now he is certain he knows where it lies.

The fate of the Foundation rests on young Arcadia Darell, only 14 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.

Listen to all of Isaac Asimov's Foundation series, including (in chronological order):

Prelude to Foundation
Forward the Foundation
Foundation
Foundation and Empire
Second Foundation
Foundation's Edge
Foundation and Earth

©1991 Isaac Asimov (P)2010 Random House

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    Peter Jonte 05-30-14
    Peter Jonte 05-30-14 Member Since 2011
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone who has a lot of patience for foreseeable plot twists and pretty flat characters, as well as Asimov's tendency to repeat himself. All in all its a perfectly fine book for putting on casually as background.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Isaac Asimov again?

    Absolutely.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Scott Brick’s performances?

    I'm less enthusiastic about other work by Scott Brick just for how flat some of the characters come off throughout the story and series. True that the Foundation Saga has an exceptionally large character count, but often I found myself mistaking some characters for others, as Brisk's range (here at least) seemed quite limited.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I was mainly disappointed for an ending to a series which gradually dulled rather than climax. In the end it felt like the final plot was pretty much the same as all the other sub plots and set ups. Predictable and numb, much like the actuality of Hari Seldon's prophecy.


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    Amazon Customer NORTHLAKE, TX, United States 03-27-12
    Amazon Customer NORTHLAKE, TX, United States 03-27-12 Member Since 2008

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    "You either like the Foundation Trilogy or you dont"

    I for one have always like the Foundation Trilogy. I consider it simple and easy reading that does not require you to get a score card or journal in order to follow everything. For its' day it was a very cool idea.

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