The Second Foundation (Foundation (Publication Order) #3)
THE SECOND FOUNDATION is the third book...more
Man1: Haha! I tricked you!
Man2: But I knew you were going to trick me. Instead, I tricked you!
Man1: But I knew you knew that I was going to trick you, so really *I* win!
Man2: NO! *dies*...more
It had been solidified heartbreak. It had been blasphemy.
In the great tradition of First Lensman (the second Lensman book), Second Foundation has a title that wouldn't tell anyone that it is, in fact, the third in a trilogy. It refers to the actual Second Foundation, heretofore only hinted at as another, shadowy organization somewhere at the other end of the galaxy, far from our Foundation, who are of course preserving technology and re-civilizing parts of the galaxy nearer to them.
La historia empieza con la búsqueda del Mulo por la Segunda Fundación y la especulación que se trata de psicólogos poderosos, capaces de influir el pensamiento de los humanos. La segunda parte de la novela explora las consecuencias de esta...more
In "Second Foundation", we follow the path of the Mule, now ruler of his "Union of Worlds", desperately trying to find and eradicate the only force in the galaxy that can stop his expansion: the Sec...more
The Mule is still running around looking to conquer everything in sight including (and most especially so) the Second Foundation. While he hasn't found it yet, he knows that it must be there and working against him.
In the first book, the scope of the story was "cosmic" - despite there being important individual characters. But everything is presided over by the demigod-like Hari Seldon and his predictions.
In "Foundation a...more
Technically this was the end of the original trilogy but with two more novels left in the epic 15 book universe I feel that there's plenty of room for further exploration of ideas only hinted at so far and plenty of enthusiasm left in me for reading them. However the end of...more
So far the Foundation was safe. But there was a hidden Second Foundation to protect the first. The Mule has yet to find it, but he was getting closer all the time. The men of the Foundation sought it, too, to escape from Mule's mind control. Only Arkady, a 14 year-old girl seemed to have the answer, or did she...?
From the Paperback edition.From the Inside Flap
So far the Foundation was safe. But there was a hidden Second Foundation to protect the first. The Mule has yet to find it, but he w
I disagree with Nabokov. SF, I feel, must include the development of technologies that al...more
Author develops in this volume an idea, that because the Mule (one of the main characters of the previous volume – and this one also) was so much dedicated to find the Second Foundation, it lead to the fact that the First Foundation was able to find out about the S...more
Just like the first volume, Foundation, it introduces and discards a roster of main and supporting characters at a fairly rapid clip but Asimov manages to establish distinct personalities sufficiently enough, so that each of the dispersed plot lines provide a consistently thrilling experience for the reader. I had to read it this far f...more
He’s also provided an interesting situation in that, now that we (supposedly) know the goals of the Second Foundation we realize that hey, maybe that’s not the best goal. We’re just left with a power struggle between two parties that I think can both be sympathized w...more
Most striking part of the book was on how the Second Foundation functioned. The discarding of language, it...more
Well... it looks rather like Dragon Dictate, with a printer that produces cursive handwrit...more
There were essentially two stories in this book, with the first one taking place almost immediately after the end of the second book and the second story taking place about two generations later. Asimov wraps things up very nicely and solves the mystery that he created in the beginning.
I liked this book so much,...more
This third book of his absolutely fantastic Foundation saga carries along the tradition of the previous books. If you haven't read Foundation do yourself a favor and pick it up from the library.
The structure of the story follows in the style of the others and is divided into two separate but related stories, set a couple decades apart. Asimov's simple style, lacking flourish or embellishment adds the atmosphere of the story by focusing the readers attention on the d...more
The "Seldon Plan" continues in this book, although precariously, and the plot centers around the quest by First Foundation members to find the Second Foundation, as well as concerns about whether the Seldon Plan was still on track or hopelessly knocked off-track by the exploits of the "Mule". The first Foundation members involved in this ques...more
Al igual que "Fundación e Imperio" se centra más en unos cuantos personajes así y de esta manera se logra una mejor empatía.
El libro es bastante emocionante y lleno de intriga, particularmente me encanto el final ya que me dejo con el excelente sabor de boca que había experimentado con el primer libro que leí de este autor "El fin de la eternidad".
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...more