Forward the Foundation (Foundation, Bk 7)
Forward the Foundation - Foundation, Bk 7 Author:Isaac Asimov A stunning testament to his creative genius. Forward The Foundation is a the saga's dramatic climax -- the story Asimov fans have been waiting for. An exciting tale of danger, intrigue, and suspense, Forward The Foundation brings to vivid life Asimov's best loved characters: hero Hari Seldon, who struggles to perfect his re... more »volutionary theory of psychohistory to ensure the survival of humanity; Cleon II, the vain and crafty emperor of the Galactic Empire,« less
Limited action and characterization, but not too "techie" for sci-fi. No need to slog through paragraphs or pages of techinal description of theoretical science and technology.
As far as the plot... If one isn't already reading or planning to read the entire series, be aware that (despite claims to the contrary) it isn't really a book that "stands alone." Some back history of the series is given in Forward the Foundation, but without reading all of the books preceding this one, the reader will miss out on the true depth and flavor of the entire story of the Foundation. I'm including Asimov's robot novels in this necessary back story reading.
It's Asimov, and it was his very last book. Some think he put a lot of himself and his family into these characters, however, if you have read the previous Foundation books this is a must-read. (Cover art is different)