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L'Aube de Fondation (Foundation (Publication Order) #7)

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Editeur : Presses de la Cité Date de parution : 1993 Description : In-8, 452 pages, souple, occasion, bon état Envois quotidiens du mardi au samedi. Les commandes sont adressées sous enveloppes bulles de marque Mail Lite. Photos supplémentaires sur simple demande. Réponses aux questions dans les 12h00. Merci. Please let us know if you have any questions. Thanks
Paperback, 453 pages
Published April 29th 2000 by Presses de le cité (first published 1993)
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Mar 23, 2013 Eric rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Eric by: Those reading the entire series
Shelves: sci-fi
The critical reviews of this book are astounding.
"The breathtaking conclusion to the greatest science fiction epic of all time" is a strange thing to say about a book that serves as a second prequel...and not the last of the series either.

"The Foundation series has enthralled readers for more than 40 years, and this work is a dramatic climax." Again, for a prequel, and, frankly, it's not particularly dramatic.

"A moving valedictory performance..." which means...I'm not sure what...

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4.0 to 4.5 stars. Excellent book and another good installment to the Foundation series. Not quite up to the level of the original trilogy, but still an excellent read. Recommended!!!
Mar 25, 2011 Sesana rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
Varies from not bad to pretty good. It almost feels more like a trio of connected novellas than one cohesive novel, which is not necessarily a bad thing. But for the most part, the sequences of events seem a little too convenient. That said, the characters are pretty decent, and the female characters are significantly more capable and well-rounded than I'm used to seeing from these Great Old SF Masters, and indeed from some of Asimov's own older works. Maybe I would have appreciated it more if I ...more
Jun 11, 2007 Peter rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
"Forward the Foundation", Asimov's last novel (written just before his death, published just after), suffers from all the problems of "Prelude to Foundation" only magnified tenfold. Once again, Hari Seldon is transmogrified into an action hero to save the crisis of the day in a prequel to the older and vastly superior Foundation novels. Unlike Prelude, however, there's not enough going on outside the short-term arc to make this one worthwhile. It's just plain silly. Part of what makes the Founda ...more
Simona Bartolotta
Jun 09, 2013 Simona Bartolotta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
"Credo che a un occhio non allenato questo turbine multicolore sembrerebbe soltanto un guazzabuglio di numeri, figure e forme, ma per me -e Yugo, e Wanda, e Gaal- questa è la Psicostoria sbocciata alla vita."

Trovo che Asimov sia un autore fondamentale per un numero di ragioni talmente grande che, fantascientificamente parlando, neppure i trentamila anni di storia umana necessari per arrivare alle Fondazioni sarebbero sufficienti a esporle tutte e sviscerarle debitamente. Come è superfluo far not
Apr 17, 2008 ttrygve rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Mar 24, 2017 Luca rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Mar 24, 2012 John rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the last novel Isaac Asimov completed before his death in 1992, and it is pervaded by an undercurrent of mortality. Not only does this volume tie up most of the remaining loose ends in the sporadic Foundation series, but by focusing on the latter half of Hari Seldon's life, it provides Asimov with a platform for expressing his own views on growing older.

There is a very clear progression in Asimov's writing style over the years. Although he never entirely overcame his fundamental geekine
Steven Peterson
May 25, 2009 Steven Peterson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In terms of Asimov's writing, this is the last work exploring the Foundation; the copyright date is actually after his death. As some have noted, there is something of a contradiction here. By the time the Foundation series ends (with "Foundation and Earth"), the Foundation is kaput in terms of the future, and Galaxia is to take its place. So, to make his last novel a Hari Seldon novel is a bit strange. Still and all, though, this is a fascinating novel.

There are a couple other books that link t
Max Anadon
Dec 16, 2009 Max Anadon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is actually the second prequel to the Foundation Trilogy, and the last book Asimov wrote (see the Author's note in Prelude to Foundation for the chronology of the series vs. when actually penned).

As I read 'Prelude' first, and got accustomed to the later writing style of Asimov before getting to the Foundation Trilogy, it was easy for me to rejoin Hari, Dors, and Raych. The book is separated in sections by character focus, similar to others of the series. Each section jumps forward in time,
And with this volume, I bring to a close the Foundation series by Asimov (sort of; I'm still planning on reading the Benford-Bear-Brin books, since those at least have a pretty devoted following, too). I'm partly glad to be finished, since the stories tended to be somewhat repetitious and lacking in vivid characterization, but after all that Asimov did with the series and how he pulled it together with his other major science fiction novels, part of me wonders where he would have gone with it ha ...more
Ken Doggett
I've always loved the clarity and humor of Asimov's science articles, but I've never been a fan of his fiction, and this book points up why. The characters are cardboard throughout, and any human behavior he gives them seems contrived and thrown in as it occurs to the author that something is needed. Asimov never places you into the scene, and the reader is left watching from afar.

Forward the Foundation is the second prequel to his famous Foundation series, and it was written shortly before his
Farhana Sufi
The unfinished glimpse of Seldon building the foundation of The Foundation at the end of the Galactic Empire left me intrigued about Seldon and the history of Psychohistory.

The first glimpse of Seldon and the unrest at the Galactic Capital Trantor was written by Asimov at the age of twenty-one (how sad that I've written nothing of significance at even a decade older than that)! Undoubtedly the same intrugueness was felt by thousands of other readers of Asimov, or he would have never written the
Diciamo la verità: a mente fredda non è un gran libro, tra personaggi stereotipati e colpi di scena prevedibili. Inoltre è costituito da cinque parti che potrebbero avere vita propria scandendo i decenni della vita di Hari Seldon, quasi che Asimov abbia nostalgia della sua giovinezza, quando fondeva due romanzi brevi per creare ‘Fondazione’. Eppure… Eppure, queste trecento pagine si leggono tutte d’un fiato, trascinati dalla prosa leggera ma arguta che contraddistingue da sempre l’autore: i dial ...more
Aug 01, 2015 David rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Holy cow.

I loved all of these books. I realize that they aren't perfect. It was still an amazing read. Thank you, Isaac.
2'5/5 Un poco decepcionante, la verdad. Repetitivo y con un argumento un poco pueril.
Nov 21, 2016 Victor rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
When I first wanted to read the Foundation book I made some research and found out there are plenty of other books in the Foundation Universe. Even more, within the same “big saga” there are 3 series plus short stories collections .
To put it short, I found out that the best way to read all of them is chronologically. I decided than that the Foundation must wait…and I’m very happy for that.
So, after reading the Robots Series, the Galactic Empire series and now the Prelude to Foundation series I
Raúl Omar
Aug 28, 2016 Raúl Omar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
¿Es posible predecir los acontecimientos futuros? ¿Qué hay que hacer si sabes que el Imperio galáctico está condenado a desintegrarse? Estas preguntas que aparecieron en Preludio a la Fundación siguen presentes en esta novela en la que el psicohistoriador Hari Seldon se enfrenta a nuevos enemigos y lucha por llevar a cabo su legado más importante: Fundación.

Más que una novela, Hacia la Fundación nos presenta una serie de relatos largos en los que se narra la vida de Hari, Dors, Raych, Demerzel,
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Scott Rhee
Jul 24, 2012 Scott Rhee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
Isaac Asimov's "Foundation" series is considered to be one of the best sci-fi series ever written. That is perhaps a matter of personal opinion, but it is clear that Asimov has staying power based on the popularity of his books, roughly sixty years after many of them were published. "Forward the Foundation" is actually, in terms of the storyline's chronology, the second book in the series, a sequel to "Prelude to Foundation" and the book leading in to "Foundation", but it was actually the most r ...more
Richard Knight
Aug 06, 2012 Richard Knight rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who love sci-fi
After reading the awful "Foundation and Earth," I was highly skeptical about Asimov's prequel novels, "Prelude to Foundation" and "Forward the Foundation," which he wrote toward the tail end of his career and life.I was skeptical because, chronologically, he ended the series so terribly with "Foundation and Earth," which was overly long and left the reader furiously hanging. It's entirely inconclusive about the future of mankind and the Foundation, and it just doesn't work. It's a overlly wordy, ...more
May 16, 2011 Tfitoby rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
Wow. A highly enjoyable book that ended with a rather wonderful epilogue that may well be the finest piece of writing from Asimov I've yet experienced.

Coming at these Foundation books in chronological order means that I still know nothing of the original trilogy (that comes next) as despite Asimov taking great care to update the reader on what came chronologically before he doesn't bother to explain in any great detail what exactly Seldon was working on. There's not enough science I guess is wha
Jun 28, 2014 Nariman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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آسیموف در آخرین کتاب داستانیش، به همون سبک کلاسیک کتاب اول این مجموعه برگشت. چند کتاب آخر این مجموعه یک روند پیوسته و در زمان محدود داشتند و اینجا به همون شیوهٔ قدیم، با برشهایی از یک روند طولانی چند دهساله طرف هستیم.
داستان تلاشها، عرقریختنها و حتی شکستهای هری سلدون، غرق کار شدن یوگو آماریل و ...
بخشی که مربوط به تولد ۶۰ سالگی سلدون بود، بر اساس چیزهایی که دربارهٔ ۶۰ سالگی خود آسیموف در زندگینامهش خوندهام، مسلما از وضعیت واقعا خود آسیموف الگو برداری شده.
قسمت انتهایی کتاب رو به نظرم آسیموف طبق اصط
Ivaelo Slavov
May 16, 2016 Ivaelo Slavov rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Няма по-добро време от късно вечерта за писане на аматьорски мнения за книга. Битката за Фондацията е налице, но това не е обикновенна битка с мечове, бластери и други джаджи от бъдещето (макар, че има и от тях малко). Това е задкулисна битка, която се вътрешно прояжда империята.
Книжлето е разделено на 4 части и епилог, като всяка част разказва за епизод от живота на Хари Селдън и неговата психоистория (животът е твърде кратът за да обяснявам това какво е).
Първата част разказва за една нова иде
VijayaRaghavan S N
From the snippets of descriptions that I read related to the previous book and this one, I was gearing up for details on psychohistory and how it was developed. Instead both these books breezes through the timeline of Hari Seldon and people revolving around him. It gives no details on the development of psychohistory and it's equations. Am I disappointed? I don't think so. I am not sure. Because I was taken aback by the new element introduced into his story telling by Mr Asimov. Emotions. Yeah. ...more
Carolina Feng
a leitura foi um pouco cansativa em alguns momentos, parecia que ele estava enchendo linguiça; não é dos melhores livros de Asimov. Acho que em termos de suspense, resolução de mistérios e grandes reviravoltas é o mais fraco de todos sete livros. A parte mais interessante dele é que ele alivia a curiosidade de como exatamente o Hari Seldon planejou tudo o que aconteceu na primeira trilogia da Fundação. Ele era visto quase como uma figura messiânica e "Origens da Fundação" balança com toda essa i ...more
Octavia Cade
I've always thought sequels wend their way slowly downhill and this is no exception. Decently written, as always, but by this time the Foundation series is highly repetitive - how many times must we (and every other non-Seldon character) be told that psychohistory is hard, hard, and will likely never be practicable? Because in the last few books I have the impression that's all I've been reading. (And the few occasions on which psychohistory does manage to achieve something seem indistinguishabl ...more
Eva Nickelson
Jan 23, 2011 Eva Nickelson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is really five short stories highlighting portions of Seldon's life. It is well-written, highly consistent, and moves fluidly.

While the main focus is on the trials and tribulations of psychohistory, there are glimpses at Seldon's humanity. He worries about dying and losing those closest to him. He feels age begin to wear on his body, making him slower and more dependent on others. He fails and makes mistakes. This full characterization of Seldon makes him into someone the reader would
"The Domestic Life of Hari Seldon."

The last Foundation book Asimov wrote (1993) is the also the one right before the original trilogy begins (1951). Like the earlier 'prequel' novel, this book just kind of meanders without much of a central conflict or plot. There are some tie-ins to other Foundation works or his other series, but ultimately, but book just kind of plods along. The character dynamics (never Asimov's strong suit) are particularly unsatisfying as there isn't enough external stimul
Sarah Alirezaee
Sep 22, 2014 Sarah Alirezaee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
واقعاً خوب بود. لذت بخش بود خوندنش برام.
سرآغازِ بنیادِ کهکشانی خیلی بهتر بود راستش، و این که حیف تا قبل از این، چیزی از آسیموف نخونده بودم.
غیر سیاهچالهها و چندتا کتابِ علمی.
نقد خاصی ندارم،یه داستانِ کاملاً جذاب و نسبتاً ساده بود که مجبورم میکرد ادامهش بدم،
فقط ایرادی که میتونم بگیرم بهش(که البته در واقع به خاطرِ زمان زندگی آسیموف نمیتونم) اینه که جهانش خیلی قابل درک نبود. من الان تصویرِ خاصی ازش ندارم. و این که آخرش متوجه نشدم ماهیتِ روان تاریخ چیه. از نظر ریاضی چه طور عملی شد.
آخرای کتابِ دومش، ی
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Isaac Asimov was a Russian-born, American author, a professor of biochemistry, and a highly successful writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books.

Professor Asimov is generally considered the most prolific writer of all time, having written or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. He has works published in nine of the te
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Foundation (Publication Order) (7 books)
  • Foundation (Foundation #1)
  • Foundation and Empire (Foundation #2)
  • Second Foundation (Foundation #3)
  • Foundation's Edge (Foundation #4)
  • Foundation and Earth (Foundation #5)
  • Prelude to Foundation

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“Goodbye, Hari, my love. Remember always--all you did for me.”
-I did nothing for you.”
-You loved me and your love made me--human.”
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