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Second Foundation (1953)

by Isaac Asimov

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This is an unabridged recording of The Second Foundation, written by Isaac Asimov and read by Dan Lazar. ( )
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  Tutter | Feb 23, 2015 |
Isaac Asimov's Foundation novels are one of the great masterworks of science fiction. As unsurpassed blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of men and women dedicated to preserving humanity's light in a galaxy plunged into a nightmare of ignorance and violence thirty thousand years long. After years of struggle, the Foundation lies in ruins—destroyed by the mutant mind ( )
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  Tutter | Feb 23, 2015 |
Hated it. Too long, full of common places: a non-transcendental demi-god as a hero, juvenile sex, a glorious, imperial past… ( )
  leandrod | Feb 10, 2015 |
Great follow up to the second book with a clever way of expanding on Second Foundation's influence on Foundation. While the ending is great, it doesn't feel like the end of a series. I know there are many more books, as I really want to know the fate of Foundation. Fantastic series. ( )
  renbedell | Dec 24, 2014 |
I think that I like Second Foundation and Foundation equally. Foundation and Empire is surely my least favorite of the trilogy. Second Foundation moved a lot faster than Foundation and Empire and was mostly one story, rather than a collection of short stories. Nevertheless, it didn't quite have the charm of Foundation. ( )
  CassandraT | Oct 10, 2014 |
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Foss, ChrisCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The First Galactic Empire had endured for tens of thousands of years.
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THE MULE It was after the fall of the First Foundation that the constructive aspects of the Mule's regime took shape.
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There is much more that the Encyclopedia has to say on the subject of the Mule and his Empire but almost all of it is not germane to the issue at immediate hand, and most of it is considerably too dry for our purposes in any case.
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Isaac Asimov's Foundation novels are one of the great masterworks of science fiction. As unsurpassed blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of men and women dedicated to preserving humanity's light in a galaxy plunged into a nightmare of ignorance and violence thirty thousand years long.

After years of struggle, the Foundation lies in ruins—destroyed by the mutant mind power of the Mule. But it is rumored that there is a Second Foundation hidden somewhere at the end of the Galaxy, established to preserve the knowledge of mankind through the long centuries of barbarism. The Mule failed to find it the first time—but now he is certain he knows where it lies.

The fate of the Foundation rests on young Arcadia Darell, only fourteen years old and burdened with a terrible secret. As its scientists gird for a final showdown with the Mule, the survivors of the First Foundation begin their desperate search. They too want the Second Foundation destroyed…before it destroys them.

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The Second Foundation meets the threat of a perilous mutant, only to face the challenge of the corrupt First Foundation for control of the galatic empire.

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