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Second Foundation (Foundation Series #3)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2005

    Second Foundation is the best sf book out there

    This is the best science fiction book ever, best of Asimov's, who's the best writer. The ending is amazing . . . but I won't spoil it! You can read it without reading any of the other Foundation books, though you'll want to once you read this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2014

    Worth Reading

    I was disappointed in the first book; almost didn't finish the second; didn't expect to read the third until I got to the last few pages of the second. This third Foundation book made the others worth slogging through. It wasn't amazing. The female character Arcadia is an annoying little girl; there was a little confusion here and there and a few points were a bit predictable, but there are enough twists to make it worth reading. Far more exciting than the previous two.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2012

    Quite good

    I would say this is the best of the Foundation novels due to the slightly mysterious nature of the book and because of the deep characters, more detailed than in the preceding two. However, Asimov leaves his enjoyable retelling of the Fall of the Roman Empire for a new story idea, detracting from the plot just a tad.

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  • Posted February 12, 2012

    If you are a Sci-Fi fan you will enjoy this book

    This is the second book in the Foundation series. It seems to say that people are people no matter whether they are on earth or some other planet. Some will be happy as they are, some will want more. Politics is politics no matter where you are.

    Happily in this book good does triumph over "evil". How that happens makes for a "good" read.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 2, 2011

    A classic

    Loved these books years ago and so I reread them recently. (actually I listened to them on audiobook read by Scott Brick) They hold up well though the early Asimov had unbound enthusiasm for science which may seem a little naive these days. But true sf fans should find the Foundation series very enjoyable. As for individual books, I think 2 and 3 are a little better than 1, but all are very good. Scoot Brick is an excellent reader.

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  • Posted August 28, 2010

    A masterwork

    In a series that not only sets the bar in science fiction but I'd profoundly important in all of literature. The last paragraph will rock your world--if you've read what came before it.

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  • Posted June 1, 2009

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    Amazing!

    This is the 3rd foundation novel I've read on my road to reading the whole series. Honestly these just keep getting better and better as they go. This story in particular has so much more intenisty then the last. I absolutely loved it. Definitely goign to pick up the next as soon as I can. :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2007

    Great Series!

    Exellent book, exellent series. Asimov of course is amazing as always. Check out his short stories and other series' as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2001

    Asimov is God

    The book, like the rest of the 500 books he wrote, is awesome!!!! Everyone buy it to keep it in print!!!!

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