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Second Foundation by Isaac Asimov
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Feb 01, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: science-fiction
Read from January 23 to February 01, 2011

I enjoyed this, the final book of the original foundation trilogy, much more than it's predecessor. Though still somewhat predictable, the plot moves well and is engaging. I really appreciate Asimov's subtle stylistic nuances when he writes dialogue for characters from different parts of the galaxy. Each region of the galaxy has it's own particular diction (wow, I just read that and understand how pretentious it sounds, but I stand by the point that it is pretty cool).
I'm going to hold off on reading the other foundation books Asimov wrote later on in the 80's. I am glad that I read this trilogy, but would only recommend it to hard-core science fiction fans. They are somewhat dated (like the part where the police officer uses a pen and pencil when interrogating someone) but I can see how these three novels shaped modern science fiction.

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