Foundation and Empire

256 pages

English language

Published Oct. 8, 2004 by Bantam Books.

ISBN:
9780553803723
OCLC Number:
53839991
Goodreads:
29581

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5 stars (6 reviews)

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.

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Review of 'Foundation and Empire' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

This is a great book if you're already in the Foundation story and it really sets the stage for the series. The two parts feel a bit disjointed, but that is only superficial. The whole premise is whether psychohistory can be changed by individual action. The first part suggests no, the second suggests yes. In addition to the interesting premise, the story is strengthened by better characters that grow and act for much longer than in the prior novel. And now the stage is set for a race to see who will reach the Second Foundation.



For a full review, check out my blog: strakul.blogspot.com/2021/08/book-review-foundation-and-empire-by.html

Review of 'Foundation and Empire' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

This is a great book if you're already in the Foundation story and it really sets the stage for the series. The two parts feel a bit disjointed, but that is only superficial. The whole premise is whether psychohistory can be changed by individual action. The first part suggests no, the second suggests yes. In addition to the interesting premise, the story is strengthened by better characters that grow and act for much longer than in the prior novel. And now the stage is set for a race to see who will reach the Second Foundation.



For a full review, check out my blog: strakul.blogspot.com/2021/08/book-review-foundation-and-empire-by.html

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Subjects

  • Seldon, Hari (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
  • Life on other planets -- Fiction
  • Psychohistory -- Fiction

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