Second Foundation

Second Foundation

Book - 2008
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After years of struggle, the Foundation lies in ruins - destroyed by the mutant mind power of the Mule. But is has been rumored that there is a Second Foundation hidden somewhere at the end of the Galaxy, established as insurance 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 know where it is. And this time the annihilation will be total: no trace of humanity's shining past - or its future hope - will remain. The fate of the Foundation rests on young Areadia Darell, only fourteen years old and burdened with a terrible secret. Is she the Foundation's savior - or its deadliest enemy? A warrior of humanity's light - or a weapon whose every thought and action could be turned against them in an instant? Now, as its scientists gird for a final showdown with the Mule, the survivors of the First Foundation begin their desperate search across the Galaxy in a race against the alien entity. They, too, want it destroyed ... before it destroys them.
Publisher: New York : Bantam, 2008
Edition: Bantam trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780553382594
0553382594
Branch Call Number: ASIMOV I
Characteristics: xii, 241 pages ; 21 cm

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susan_findlay
Jun 17, 2016

The second and third books in the Foundation trilogy were much better than the first. I found the Mule to be a particularly interesting character and especially enjoyed the first portion of the book.
This is a relatively quick easy read and Asimov keeps enough questions active that you want to keep reading to find out the answers. Whereas I saw the "big twist" coming in Foundation and Empire, I was torn between a few possibilities in this book. Which makes sense since so many levels of misdirection and decoys were used.

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tonyalanjeffers
Nov 05, 2015

Indeed it is dated; in spite of the 2004 date indicated in the description this book was actually written in the 1950s.

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M15walsh
Nov 05, 2015

Dated but enjoyable.

btmslt Mar 13, 2012

Once again, a very good read. What/where is the second foundation and can it save the world form the Mule? Or will the two foundations colide? Or is the world already on a different track? Read on for the answers or even more questions. Asimov keeps you hooked with twists to delight all.

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RichardPaul
Aug 20, 2011

Second Foundation ---- by Isaac Asimov - Read c - 1991 ---- A good ---- Enjoy! ---- RichardPaul----

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