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Foundation and Chaos by Greg Bear
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Title:Foundation and Chaos
Authors:Greg Bear (Author)
Info:HarperCollins (1999),
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Foundation and Chaos by Greg Bear (1998)

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Long after Hari's brief and disasterous stint ass First Minister, Hari was a scholar of little account to the masses of Trantor but those in power such as the Commissioner of Public Safety Linge Chen and the Emperor Klayus he's become known as Raven Seldon as the predictions of the Great Fall escape from the precincts of the Psychohistorical Cabal into the wider political networks. As Hari and Gaal Dornick stand trial for treason and sedition leading to exile to Terminus, Hari's secret friend Daneel faces a threat from a source he had thought loyal after a freak accident wipes Lodivik Trema's loyalty to the Three Laws. This isn't quite the metaphorical rollercoaster ride of Foundation's Fear and by staying fairly close to Trantor, it didn't warp my mind too much though Bear (and Brin in the next book) pushes Seldon and Psychohistory out of the centre. Otherwise a good book. ( )
  JohnFair | Jul 10, 2014 |
Isaac Asimov's renowned Foundation Trilogy pioneered many of the familiar themes of modern science fiction and shaped many of its best writers. With the permission and blessing of the Asimov estate, the epic saga left unfinished by the Grand Master himself now continues with this second masterful volume. With Hari Seldon on trial for treason, the Galactic Empire's long-anticipated migration to Star's End is about to begin. But the mission's brilliant robot leader, R. Daneel Olivaw, has discovered a potential enemy far deadlier--and closer--than he ever imagined. One of his own kind. A freak accident erases the basic commandments in humaniform robot Lodovik Trema's positronic brain. Now Lodovic's service to humankind is no longer bound by destiny, but by will. To ensure his loyalty, Daneel has Lodovic secretly reprogrammed. But can he be trusted? Now, other robots are beginning to question their mission--and Daneel's strategy. And stirrings of rebellion, too, are infecting their human counterparts. Among them is a young woman with awesome psychic abilities, a reluctant leader with the power to join man and robot in a quest for common freedom.or mutual destruction.The Foundation Saga Continues Read Gregory Benford's Foundation's Fear, the first novel in this bold new series and Secret Foundation, the concluding volume from David Brin. ( )
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  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
I managed to get to the end...just. A confusing mish-mash of too many characters characters and half-developed plots. Nearly as incomprehensible (and turgid) as "Children of Dune". ( )
  dazzyj | May 1, 2010 |
Yes, this is really a Foundation novel! One of three that fills in the gap in the Foundation novels, covering the time period between when the Foundation was started, and the rest of Hari Seldon's lifetime on Trantor. It ties in the Foundation novels and the Robot novels quite nicely, and felt like an Asimov book, even if it was a bit longer than an Asimov novel. ( )
1 vote Karlstar | Oct 15, 2009 |
This is the second book in the second Foundation trilogy, following on from Foundation's Fear, which I didn't enjoy. This book on the other hand is quite good. Its not the best book I've read recently, but its faithful to the universe that Asimov built, as well as resolving all the silly plot elements that made Foundation's Fear such a bad book. It also fills in some of the gaps between the end of Asimov's robot stories and the Foundation stories, which is good.

http://www.stillhq.com/book/Greg_Bear/Foundation_and_Chaos.html ( )
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Hari Seldon stood in slippered feet and a thick green scholar's robe on the enclosed parapet of an upperside maintenance tower, looking from an altitude of two hundred meters over the dark aluminum and steel surface of Trantor.
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This is book number two in the new Second Foundation Trilogy being written by hard science fiction authors Gregory Benford, Greg Bear, and David Brin, otherwise known as the "Killer B's." In this book, Bear continues where Benford's Foundation's Fear left off, as the trial of legendary psychohistorian Hari Seldon is about to begin. Bear writes with a style uncannily similar to Foundation creator Isaac Asimov's, and he even manages to incorporate some of Asimov's own writing in the novel. Aside from the trial, Bear also focuses on the nearly immortal robots that serve the Foundation, including R. Daneel Olivaw, who is set to guide one of the Foundation's first great undertakings. But Olivaw runs into trouble from an unexpected quarter, his best operative, Lodovik Trema, whose positronic brain has been irrevocably altered in a strange accident that has given him freedom from the supposedly immutable laws of robotics. --Craig Engler

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With the permission - and blessing - of the Asimov estate, three of today's bestselling SF writers, Gregory Benford, Greg Bear, and David Brin, have conspired (like the original Foundation!) to complete the epic saga the Grand Master left unfinished. Hari Seldon, frail and full of years, is on trial for daring to predict the Empire's fall, and the time has come for the long-anticipated migration to Star's End. But R. Daneel Olivaw, the brilliant robot entrusted with this great mission, has discovered a potential enemy, even deadlier than the figurehead Emperor's brutal minions. One of his own. Humaniform robot Lodovik Trema is the only survivor of a bizarre interstellar accident. Exposed to a neutrino storm, his positronic brain has apparently erased the holographic template of the Three Laws of Robotics. If this is true, Lodovic's service to humankind is no longer a question of destiny, but of will, and therefore, no longer absolute.… (more)

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