Foundation and Earth

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Publisher Description

The fifth novel in Isaac Asimov’s classic science-fiction masterpiece, the Foundation series

THE EPIC SAGA THAT INSPIRED THE APPLE TV+ SERIES FOUNDATION

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.

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
1986
September 3
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
528
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House Worlds
SELLER
Penguin Random House Canada
SIZE
10.6
MB

Customer Reviews

Bublowskiy ,

Absolute garbage. Do not bother.

Asimov had no intention to continue his foundation series after he wrote the first three books of it which were a pretty awesome read. Because of the tremendous success of the original trilogy, his publisher was trying to convince him to continue. Asimov resisted for 30 years but eventually succumbed and wrote more books, including this.

The publisher wanted the books longer, more words. Asimov delivered, but just this. More words of little importance, ridiculously long and empty dialogues in which the author often jumps the shark in a quite laughable fashion. The story is flooded with fillers and its development is so whatever that it kills all the drive to keep reading. He painfully drags the book making it such a dull read.

Do not bother. Stop at the third book and continue with his robot series instead.

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