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ISBN13: 9780553587579
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The fifth novel in Asimov's popular Foundation series opens with second thoughts. Councilman Golan Trevize is wondering if he was right to choose a collective mind as the best possible future for humanity over the anarchy of contentious individuals, nations and planets. To test his conclusion, he decides he must know the past and goes in search of legendary Earth, all references to which have been erased from galactic libraries. The societies encountered along the way become arguing points in a book-long colloquy about man's fate, conducted by Trevize and traveling companion Bliss, who is part of the first world/mind, Gaia.



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Isaac Asimov began his Foundation Series at the age of twenty-one, not realizing that it would one day be considered a cornerstone of science fiction. During his legendary career, Asimov penned over 470 books on subjects ranging from science to Shakespeare to history, though he was most loved for his award-winning science fiction sagas, which include the Robot, Empire, and Foundation series. Named a Grand Master of Science Fiction by the Science Fiction Writers of America, Asimov entertained and educated readers of all ages for close to five decasdes. He died, at age of seventy-two, in April 1992.

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JayLv99, December 1, 2006 (view all comments by JayLv99)
Quite possibly the best book in the Foundation series, this is also the last. Asimov is at his finest, throwing plot twist after plot twist at the reader, but with Asimov that's usual.
Asimov is known for his intricately woven plots, and this book certainly has that. In particular, the ending will have you on the edge of your seat anticipating the finale.
Asimov also is at the top of his game with his characters' interactions. Asimov shows that he has quite a sense of humor, and really knows how people play off one another with the discussions between main characters Bliss and Golan Trevize. There were several points within the book that I laughed out loud, and for me that's quite unusual (and drew many stares).
I highly recommend this book for any fan of Asimov, however I'd advise reading the first several Foundation books before this one, that way you're up to date on the plot.
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Asimov, Isaac
Spectra Books
Science Fiction - General
Life on other planets
Science fiction
Science / General
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
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The Foundation Series
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