Foundation and Earth

Foundation and Earth

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The Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are among the great masterworks of science fiction. An ingenious blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of men and women determined to shield enlightened humanity from a ceaseless threat of darkness and ultimate annihilation.

Golan Trevize, former Councilman of the First Foundation, has chosen the future, and it is Gaia. A superorganism, Gaia is a holistic planet with a common consciousness so intensely united that every dewdrop, every pebble, every being, can speak for all—and feel for all. It is a realm in which privacy is not only undesirable, it is incomprehensible. 

But is it the right choice for the destiny of mankind? While Trevize feels it is, that is not enough. He must know

Trevize believes the answer lies at the site of humanity’s roots: fabled Earth . . . if it still exists. For no one is sure where the planet of Gaia’s first settlers is to be found in the immense wilderness of the Galaxy. Nor can anyone explain why no record of Earth has been preserved, no mention of it made anywhere in Gaia’s vast world-memory. It is an enigma Trevize is determined to resolve, and a quest he is determined to undertake, at any cost.

Baker & Taylor
Golan Trevize, former Councilman of the First Foundation, searches for the lost planet, Earth, in hopes of finding the answer for future Galactic development.

Baker
& Taylor

Golan Trevize, former Councilman of the First Foundation, searches for the lost planet, Earth, in the hopes of finding the answer for future Galactic development. Reissue.

Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, c2004.
ISBN: 9780553587579
0553587579
Characteristics: 499 p. ; 18 cm.

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ShelleyLaurel
Jan 05, 2018

5th Foundation Book

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mammothhawk229e
Mar 16, 2017

That was it?
Expected humans to meet aliens within Local Group & beyond by now.
Nope.
Hated ambiguous ending.

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susan_findlay
Jul 07, 2016

This is really part two of Foundation's Edge, so don't read it unless you've read Foundation's Edge first. It picks up exactly where that book left off with the same set of characters and finishes the story (while, as always, leaving hints that there should be yet another sequel).

peter_103 Feb 24, 2016

Possibly the worst ever from this author. It felt like he was just forcing the story along to be done with it.
The plot was poorly written and the character development was virtually zero. It adds nothing to the foundation story and

(SPOILER)

It renders the entire Foundation series null and void, making all the other books pointless.

Dont waste your time.

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JustinC998
Feb 20, 2016

well, it is a good si fi book but not as great as the first the foundation trilogy and foundation edge, we all know the truth is already on the earth and I think not everyone accept the system of Gaya.

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jpwright999
Dec 13, 2014

I liked how it wrapped up the "Foundation Trilogy" I read 30+ yeas ago. Foundation's Edge as the 4th book in the trilogy was a solid book all the way through, but in this book Asimov at times seemed to be extending the length just to meet the publisher's word count demand and he awkwardly/bizarrely tried being even more modern by constantly incorporating sexual content that was just out of place. The bizarreness of this aside it is worth the read for anybody who has read the rest of the series (OK if missed prequels) to tie up loose ends somewhat.... especially if you've read some of the robot series.

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invisibletank
Oct 22, 2012

Not a lot of action (mostly talk), slow at times, and somewhat not believable; "soft" science fiction. Lots of telepathy, psychology, and hypothetical situations if you are into that sort of thing, but I wasn't. Interesting enough, just not incredibly exciting. Characters need more development. It does bridge the gap between foundation series and I, Robot however, so it may be a great read for Asimov fans.

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RichardPaul
Aug 20, 2011

Foundation and Earth ---- by Isaac Asimov c - 2004/reprint. ---- Enjoy! ---- RichardPaul

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