This is the fourth book in the "Foundation Series." It was on the New York Times bestseller list for six months.
The Foundation has started a new empire...should this impossible plant with its impossible powers be saved or destroyed....
Just when you thought you knew everything about the Foundation....the 4th book in the expanded Foundation Series. A great read, but harder to figure out if you haven't read the original triology.
This is the sequel to the three original "Foundation" books that came out in the 50's.
Written in the late 1970s early 1980s this classic series is well worth reading. It has much in it that we are beginning to recognize as 'now' rather than 'future.'
Good classic style sci-fi
Nice hardbound/no dust cover
This is one in a series of Foundation books. If you are a Sci-fi fan, and have read others in this series, you will also enjoy this book.
#4 in Foundation series. They are all good!
I love Asimov's Foundation series and am on my third time of reading it - and I almost never re-read a book. He is a master at designing a thought-provoking fast-paced novel and makes you want to travel along and explore the universe.
Beyond the Seldon Plan...
Hari Seldon, the great psychohistorian, set up the Foundation to bypass millennia of barbarism and bring about a Second Empire in a mere thousand years. Now, 498 years after its founding, the Foundation seemed to be following the Seldon Plan perfectly.
Too perfectly, Golan Trevize was sure. Such perfection was impossible after the unpredictable disaster of the Mule--unless the supposedly destroyed Second Foundation was still controlling humanity. But his attempts to warn others had led only to his exile in space.
THE foundation series of Asimov continues in book 4. Only one man can save Hari Seldon's plan.
Classic Asimov book. Who doesn't like him?
At last, the costly and bitter war between the two Foundations had come to an end. The scientists of the First Foundation had proved victorious; and now they return to Hari Seldon's long-established plan to build a new Empire that the Second Foundation is not destroyed after all-and that its still-defiant survivors are preparing their revenge. Now the two exiled citizens of the Foundation-a renegade Councilman and the doddering historian-set out in search of the mythical planet Earth. . .and proof that the Second Foundation still exists. Meanwhile someone-or something-outside of both Foundations sees to be orchestrating events to suit its own ominous purpose. Soon representatives of both the First and Second Foundations will find themselves racing toward a mysterious world called Gaia and a final shocking destiny at the very end of the universe!
Written in Asimov's unmistakable style.
"Foundation's Edge" is the fourth written in the series of seven. It is sixth in sequence because the last two written were a pair of prequels. Despite the fact that the first three were written in the 40s and 50s, and the last four in the 80s and 90s, the series hangs together as a whole because Asimov had a common vision about the whole thing and because Asimov is a good-enough writer to pull the whole thing off. Every SF fan has his favorite Asimov SF story (mine happens to be the short story "Nightfall") but every SF fan also has to know the "Foundation" series in toto. It is part of The Canon of SF.