Foundation and Empire (Foundation Series #2)

Foundation and Empire (Foundation Series #2)

by Isaac Asimov
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Foundation and Empire (Foundation Series #2) by Isaac Asimov

The Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are one of the great masterworks of science fiction. Unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of men and women to preserve humanity’s light against an inexorable tide of darkness and violence.

Led by its founding father, the great psychohistorian Hari Seldon, and taking advantage of its superior science and technology, the Foundation has survived the greed and barbarism of its neighboring warrior-planets. Yet now it must face the Empire—still the mightiest force in the Galaxy even in its death throes. When an ambitious general determined to restore the Empire’s glory turns the vast Imperial fleet toward the Foundation, the only hope for the small planet of scholars and scientists lies in the prophecies of Hari Seldon.

But not even Hari Seldon could have predicted the birth of the extraordinary creature called The Mule—a mutant intelligence with a power greater than a dozen battle fleets…a power that can turn the strongest-willed human into an obedient slave.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553382587
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/29/2008
Series: Foundation Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 239,279
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

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 pver 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.

Date of Birth:

January 20, 1920

Date of Death:

April 6, 1992

Place of Birth:

Petrovichi, Russia

Place of Death:

New York, New York

Education:

Columbia University, B.S. in chemistry, 1939; M.A. in chemistry, 1941; Ph.D. in biochemistry, 1948

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Foundation and Empire (Foundation Series #2) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 171 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the complex fibric of this tale. I was even suprised by the ending even though I had thought it might be the case half way through.
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RoughEdit More than 1 year ago
This is the second Foundation Novel I have read in the whole series and it just gets me more excited for the rest. This book really brings into light the tone of the series and where it can go. Honestly Asimov is a genius. :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Foundation and Empire is undoubtedly the one of the three greatest novels in the Foundation Series, the other two being the first, Prelude to Foundation, and the Last, Foward the Foundation. Not merely is it unbearingly suspenseful and with the powerful ability to generate thought, the ending is worth every page, every sentence, every word.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An excellent suspense novel that had me fooled right up until the last few pages. I couldn't put it down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was an excellent book. The ending blew my mind for two reasons: one reason was because it was insane, and the other was because it was so predictable...and yet i didn't predict it...
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catburglar More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading this for the second time. An enjoyable classic; mostly about the Mule.
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Empire.
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Mistress_Nyte More than 1 year ago
This book is fantastic! The first time I read it, I wanted to read it again immediately upon finishing it. There were so many twists, turns and details that you just don't catch the first time through. Love!
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Over all, as much as I hate to say it, I was disappointed in this one. Asimov seems to have a habit of building up towards a "Seldon Crisis," then skipping ahead by several years just when things start to get exciting. His characters are difficult to get attached to, and he doesn't really introduce them. They just kind of appear and disappear, along with plot elements, seemingly at will. That being said, the last five or so chapters really were quite good. Unfortunately, you have to get through 20+ chapters of back story and build-up to get to them. I'm not sure if I want to jump right into the next one or not. I guess it will depend on whether or not it picks up where this one left off.
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