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Foundation and Earth (Foundation Series #5)

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Spectacular Odyssey of Time and Space

I am having some trouble comprehending why this novel received such poor reviews. Perhaps it is not the greatest in the Foundation Series (that would undeniably be Foward the Foundation) it has definately distinguished itself amongst the countless science-fiction novel...
I am having some trouble comprehending why this novel received such poor reviews. Perhaps it is not the greatest in the Foundation Series (that would undeniably be Foward the Foundation) it has definately distinguished itself amongst the countless science-fiction novels of this century, and should not be dismissed by readers of any era.

posted by Anonymous on May 31, 2008

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The End?

Foundation and Earth is the conclusion to one of the most engrossing Sci Fi stories ever told. In a collection of works that spans decades, Asimov has assembled for the reader a concrete Universe of the future. Those fans of the Foundation stories will probably find...
Foundation and Earth is the conclusion to one of the most engrossing Sci Fi stories ever told. In a collection of works that spans decades, Asimov has assembled for the reader a concrete Universe of the future. Those fans of the Foundation stories will probably find this work somewhat puzzling. Indeed, it would seem to me that this book is really more of a conclusion of the old Robot novels than of the Foundation stories. True lovers of the old robot novels, will definaley want to read this title that deals with the fates of most of the worlds dealt with in the robot series. As a self-contained book, Foundation and Earth is a failure. Indeed, this work is clearly not among Asimovs best. The main problem is that Asimov feels compelled to wrap up the entire 15 book series. As a foundation novel it is also a failure, as the Foundation is a mere afterthought in this work. However, for all its flaws, I enjoyed this work. Maybe it is because this is the end of the line, although the end of the book leaves open the possility of an endless slew of other books. Asimov, howvever, devoted the last years of his life with Seldon, not Galaxia. I major warning, those who have read all of Asimovs works will find this book a bore, since a great deal of the book concerns redistributing knowledge that to a great extent, the educated reader may already know.

posted by Anonymous on December 27, 1999

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2008

    Spectacular Odyssey of Time and Space

    I am having some trouble comprehending why this novel received such poor reviews. Perhaps it is not the greatest in the Foundation Series (that would undeniably be Foward the Foundation) it has definately distinguished itself amongst the countless science-fiction novels of this century, and should not be dismissed by readers of any era.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2008

    Favorite of all 5 novels! BEST BOOK EVER : )

    This books is a terrific mix of adventure and philosophy. Each page is a grand new leap in the adventure, it's absolutely compelling as you inch closer and closer, planet to planet, towards the truth. What happened to Earth? What will happen to all life as we know it? Issac Asimov puts forth a powerful concept and tells it with the grace of a master story teller. He has both a scientific mind and a grand understanding of human nature. Now this entire series is my favorite of any science fiction I've ever read. I'm tempted to read it again too. I've seen people put down horribly wrong ratings for this book and it deeply hurts, but then again I guess I know how they feel... I've read many series that have a unimpressive and/or let down of a ending. THIS IS DIFFERENT! Any open mind will see the insight in this novel and will enjoy the thrill of being on an adventure. READ IT!!!!! and have a wonderful day :)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 16, 2010

    Asimov is still a thrilling read

    I recommend any of his books. Even though they are written a while back they are still thrilling and interesting

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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