"When the Galactic Empire died, the great psychohistorian Hari Seldon set up the Foundation to preserve knowledge and lead men to a new empire after a thousand years. Now Seldon's plan seemed ended- ruined by the mutant mind power of the Mule.
But there was a Second Foundation 'at the other end of the galaxy,' set up to protect the plan. The Mule had failed to find it the first time, but now he was sure he saw where it lay.
The men of the Foundation also sought its location. Some of their finest mends were being dominated- and not by the Mule. They sought the Second Foundation to prevent its taking them over.
They saw only one place where it could be. And young Arkady Darrel, fourteen years old and desperate with fear, knew she had discovered the terrible secret. Or had she?" (back of book)
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.
In many ways I thought this one was better that the first. I liked it.
It's Asimov. Any questions?
Once you start the foundation series, you have to see what comes next.
If you recognize some 21st century sci-fi plots in Asimov's books don't be surprised. He's the guy who originally wrote them. Well worth reading.
Galactic Empire dies, and a Foundation is set up to preserve knowledge and lead men to a new empire after a 1,000 years. But evil force Mule ruins the foundation. Another foundation is located at the other end of the galaxy, Mule looking for it.
There is no way to give this series enough stars. I am so glad that I found it. The type may get redundant in his rehashing things you already know from the first few books but very much wroth the read.
the 3rd volume of the foundation trilogy
dunno, have not had the pleasure of reading it