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Druga Fundacja (Foundation (Publication Order) #3)

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Po latach umacniania władzy Muł postanawia wreszcie odkryć położenie Drugiej Fundacji i rozprawić się ze swoim największym wrogiem. Generał Pitcher wpada jednak w pułapkę i wciąga w nią również mutanta. Druga Fundacja tryumfuje, lecz nie na długo. O jej istnieniu dowiadują się konspiratorzy z Pierwszej Fundacji i decydują się walczyć o suwerenność. Na przeszkodzie stają im ...more
Hardcover, 213 pages
Published January 2002 by Rebis (first published 1953)
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Charles Brown There is only a brief answer. After the Mule died, Han was put in charge, but he didn't have the Mule's mental powers and everybody rebelled.…moreThere is only a brief answer. After the Mule died, Han was put in charge, but he didn't have the Mule's mental powers and everybody rebelled. Presumably Han was still under the Mule's spell and nobody could cure him of it. Mr. Munn tells Arkady about this while they are on Kalgan.(less)
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Connor Fahs It wasn't threatened, the First Foundation didn't want the Second Foundation to become the upper class in the Second Empire and the First Foundation…moreIt wasn't threatened, the First Foundation didn't want the Second Foundation to become the upper class in the Second Empire and the First Foundation what to be free of the Second Foundation's mental influence.(less)
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Sanjay Gautam
Aug 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a great completion of the trilogy! This book, the last part of Foundation trilogy, was very captivating from the start and became even more interesting and enthralling leading to a great spellbinding climax. This trilogy has now entered to my all time favorite books. It has been a great experience reading Isaac Asimov.
Simona Bartolotta
The book alone, I probably would have rated 3 stars out of 5, but I just noticed I rated 3 stars also the first two books in the trilogy, which baffles me because when I think of the Foundation trilogy, I do not think 3 stars. It seemed appropriate, therefore, to up the average rating of the series with this last chapter.

“Every human being lived behind an impenetrable wall of choking mist within which no other but he existed.”

What I loved about this particular instalment, and a thing that is qui
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Apatt
May 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
“Was his controlled mind so concerned with obedience as to lose initiative? He felt a thickening despondency drive him down into a strange lassitude.”
Poor Captain Han Pritcher. Mind control is a common sci-fi trope but the feelings or thoughts of the person under control are rarely explored. This is what makes Part 1 of Second Foundation so special. As I mentioned in my review of Foundation and Empire The Mule is a terrific villain, clever and ruthless but no exactly evil and a little pitiful
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Trish
Nov 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book concludes the original tale of the Foundation and it is a worthy ending.

Like the second book, this had not several shorter stories forming a mosaic to introduce the reader to the galaxy as had the first, but had only two parts:
- Search by the Mule
- Search by the Foundation

The first part resumes the tale where it had left off at the end of the second book: the Mule is still ruling the galaxy after having beaten the Foundation and is more powerful than ever. He knows however that there i
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Ian
Aug 20, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The idea behind it's pretty good. Asimov has set up little philosopher kings to slowly shape the universe until they can accept being openly ruled by beings as superior as them, because of SCIENCE! It never actually handles the philosophical issues involved, but notes that they exist. Meanwhile, the plot is such:

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*
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Markus
Second Foundation is a decent enough conclusion to the original Foundation trilogy, although it was by far the weakest book in the trilogy in my eyes.

The problem is that whereas the first book, despite its own flaws, is both intriguing and original, both the second and third volumes focus on deviation from, and restoration of, the psychohistorical master plan of Hari Seldon. The whole story of the Mule feels quite pointless and could be considered the weakest point of Asimov's ideas. Both the se
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Lyn
Jul 30, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Second Foundation wraps up Asimov’s brilliant early 50s classic SF series Foundation.

Twenty-nine years later (in 1982) Asimov would publish Foundation's Edge, but for most of the golden age, the Foundation trilogy would form a template (though never completely duplicated) for SF excellence.

Essentially divided into two parts – the first part a conclusion of Foundation and Empire with The Mule and then the conclusion of the Foundation story. The search for the ultra-secretive Second Foundation co
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Denisse
Sep 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Science Fiction hardcore fans. Foundation hardcore fans
A book divided in two parts again, it can be read as two novellas instead of one book. I actually see it that way. A great conclusion with the fluent and smart writing the trilogy has had so far but a bit more focus on answers. Not as philosophical as the previews but far more dynamic. The trilogy in general is the perfect definition of well-plotted. Fast and interesting, perfectly exposed and detailed, intriguing and exciting. Second Foundation can be called an original ending even after all th ...more
Jason
Nov 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Intergalactic chess game - shall the Seldon Plan unravel, leaving the galaxy to savagery and digression or shall carefully laid undertakings based on probabilities save the galaxy from such a fate, and if so at what cost?

This, the third of the series, was simply comprised of a better story than it's predecessors. It still had that intelligent tilt, but it also fleshed out the characters and concealed the twists in plot in a much more satisfactory way. This was a page turner and by the end I felt
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Jamie
Aug 20, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Isaac Asimov's Foundation series is often cited amongst the nerdegalian as the best sci-fi series evar. It's set, as you may guess, far into the future where a man discovers that Rome ...uh, I mean The Galactic Empire is fated to collapse and bring about 30,000 years of barbarism unless certain actions are taken to start a long chain of events, the first of which is to create a kind of galactic Wikipedia. I'm not normally a fan of hard science fiction, and reading this trilogy kind of reminds me ...more
Brad
I'm still amazed at how well this and the other two books in the trilogy holds up. It's easy to let little things go like all the focus on Atomic Reactors when they've still got FTL. We could replace one technology with another and still have the same core story shine.

And it really shines.

Yes, SF has had tons of telepathic SOBs, but I still count the Mule as one of the most savvy and intelligent dictators to ever topple a galactic empire. The first half of this book deals entirely with him and h
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Adrian
Like the other Foundation novels I have read this book (non GR or pre GR) many times since the wonderful fist reading in the 70s. Do I enjoy it every time ? Yes of course, otherwise I wouldn't re-read. Do I enjoy as much or more, hmm, difficult, in some ways no, its not new to me, but in some ways yes, because I get more every time, and I realise every time what an amazing author Asimov was.
So I have just finished it for 2017 as part of the Foundation (7 book version) series read for SF Aficiona
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Farhana Sufi
Apr 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
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Ahmad Sharabiani
527. Foundation, Isaac Asimov
امپراطوری کهشکشانها (سه کتاب) - ایزاک آسیموف (شقایق
Second Foundation (Foundation, #3), Isaac Asimov
عنوان: سقوط امپراطوری کهکشانها (بنیاد دوم)؛ نوشته: آیزاک آسیموف؛ مترجم: حسن اصغری؛ تهران، شقایق، 1371؛ در 358 ص
Stephen
4.5 Stars. Satisfying conclusion to one of the classic space opera trilogies in science fiction history. Asimov could really spin a good, fun yarn and populate it was great "larger than life" characters.
Doğukan Şık
Oct 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Son elli sayfada elli kere ters köşe oldum galiba. Her şey bitti derken kitabın son cümlesiyle tekrar şok oldum. Şu an boş boş etrafa bakıyorum.
Katy
Aug 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nothing truly surprising in this one by the end, but a delightful read nonetheless.
Bryant Rudisill
Aug 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Asimov has a linguistic prowess that is nearly untouchable - nearly. Not any skilled writer can project a copious amount of thought and ideals behind a few well-formulated sentences. Let alone have the innate ability to fabricate conundrums for the reader to so innocently and unwittingly plunge into around every other page. I figured myself top-notch, thinking I had discovered the hidden secrets behind the book; thinking I had discovered the ultimate truth behind the words of Harry Seldin and fo ...more
Daniel Gonçalves
A prophet needs prescience and clairvoyance to accomplish his task, and Isaac Asimov possessed these qualities, because he was one. He did it by conveying the distant future to his followers.

It was the Foundation series that made him famous and propelled his name into the annals of science fiction.In this third book, Asimov continues the quest for truth by delivering something unseen in the previous two iterations: consistency.

His only major flaw as an author – not being able to utilize engagi
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Pterodactyl
Nov 04, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Asimov pulled it off! The cliffhanger at the end of "Foundation and Empire" leads to a wonderful storyline full of mystery and intriguee in "Second Foundation." The Seldon Plan, which worked like a Deus Ex Machina in "Foundation," finally faces a serious threat. Not to mention, Asimov's writing has improved by leaps and bounds in this book, and the glaring exposition necessary at the beginning is handled with much more subtlety and believability. In "Foundation" and the first half of "Foundation ...more
Nandakishore Varma
Asimov rounds off the trilogy in exemplary way. The Foundation, destroyed by the unpredictable variable in the statistical equation (in this case, the mutant Mule), is brought back into working order by the "Second Foundation", the secret 'Plan B' of Hari Seldon - rumoured to be located at the other end of the galaxy. It's a fine SF novel and an intriguing space mystery at the same time.
Luke Devenish
Jan 02, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bliss me out, Bayta! The Second Foundation are controlling my mind! Well, they MUST be because I enjoyed this, the third of the Foundation space doddles, ONE WHOLE STAR MORE than the other two books that preceded it. Let's face it, I was certifiably paranoid BEFORE I picked up book number 3, but thanks to those cunning Second Foundationers and their ghastly galactic grip, I've gone starker raving bonkers than Ozzy Osbourne in receipt of a Final Notice gas bill. But there's a comfort in being min ...more
Ricky Ganci
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Rosangela
Read in Portuguese. Awesome trilogy.

These Asimov's books has earned a special place in the sci-fi genre and it's well deserved. It's a Masterpiece! But it is not for all kind of readers. It's "Like it or leave it!" kind of book. I don't recommend it for those people who like to read something quickly and full of action. To fully enjoy Foundation you need to read this book without today's perspective, I mean, it's been written in the 1950's, and inspired so many writers that the ideas about the f
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Manny
Dec 01, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
It's so funny when SF writers, especially ones like Asimov who take themselves seriously, try to predict the future. This book contains one of my favorite examples of getting it completely wrong. We're God knows how many thousands of years on from now, they have faster-than-light travel and force fields and any number of other miraculous inventions, but what is the absolute latest, cutting-edge technology?

Well... it looks rather like Dragon Dictate, with a printer that produces cursive handwrit
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Claudia Badiu
Dec 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As putea sa adaug o mulțime de cuvinte de apreciere însă tot ce pot să spun e că m-am îndrăgostit iremediabil de Asimov citindu-i cărțile și volumul acesta în special.
Sylvia You
Dec 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A circle has no end.
Kübra Yağmur
May 11, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Seri hakkındaki genel yorumum burada bulunmaktadır.
Seriye burada ara verip Asimov kitaplarının tavsiye edilen okuma sırasına göre okuyacağım. Bu seri o sıralamada en sonda yer aldığı için ben biraz teorilere, teknolojiye hele hele psiko-tarih bilimine baya bir yabancı kaldım.
Natália Hruščová
Veľmi dobrý koniec trilógie. Ale oproti druhému dielu mi tam chýbal ten mindblowing zvrat - možno preto že záver bol viac predvídateľný. Každopádne, veľmi dobrá séria, aj keď som zo začiatku pri prvom diely nebola príliš nadšená, postupne ma to chytilo. A mám pocit, že z týchto kníh, respektive zo sveta ktorý Asimov stvoril, sa inšpiroval aj George Lucas pri vytváraní Star Wars sveta, nakoľko tých podobností tam bolo viacero :)
Dóri ⚡
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brainfuck. Again.
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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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Other Books in the Series

Foundation (Publication Order) (7 books)
  • Foundation (Foundation #1)
  • Foundation and Empire (Foundation #2)
  • Foundation's Edge (Foundation #4)
  • Foundation and Earth (Foundation #5)
  • Prelude to Foundation
  • Forward the Foundation (Foundation: Prequel #2)

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