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Second Foundation

Second Foundation

  • Author: Isaac Asimov
  • Publisher: Spectra
  • ISBN: 9780553900361
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 304
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An unsurpassed blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building, Isaac Asimov’s Foundation novels chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of men and women dedicated to preserving humanity’s light in a galaxy plunged into a nightmare of ignorance and violence thirty thousand years long. After years of struggle, the Foundation lies in ruins—destroyed by the mutant mind power of the Mule. But it is rumored that there is a Second Foundation hidden somewhere at the end of the Galaxy, established to preserve the knowledge of mankind through the long centuries of barbarism. The Mule failed to find it the first time—but now he is certain he knows where it lies. The fate of the Foundation rests on young Arcadia Darell, only fourteen years old and burdened with a terrible secret. As its scientists gird for a final showdown with the Mule, the survivors of the First Foundation begin their desperate search. They too want the Second Foundation destroyed . . . before it destroys them.

Foundation 03 - Second Foundation

Foundation 03 - Second Foundation

  • Author: Isaac Asimov
  • Publisher: J S
  • ISBN: N.A
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Secret Foundation

Secret Foundation

The Second Foundation Trilogy

  • Author: David Brin
  • Publisher: Harper Voyager
  • ISBN: 9780061052415
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 336
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"One last adventure!" And so begins the final quest of Hari Seldon, creator of the science of Psychohistory, as he escapes from exile for a last look at the star-flung Empire whose fate he has plotted with such care, and as he now sees, such futility. Isaac Asimov's Foundation Trilogy is one of the high-water marks of science fiction. The monumental story of a Galactic Empire in decline, and the secret society of scientists who seek to shorten the inevitable Dark Age with the science of Psychohistory, Foundation pioneered many of the familiar themes of modern science fiction. Now, with the permission and blessing of the Asimov estate, three of today's most acclaimed science fiction authors have conspired to complete the epic the Grand Master left unfinished. The Second Foundation Trilogy begins with Gregory Benford's Foundation's Fear with the origins of the Foundation's creator, Hari Seldon. It continues in Greg Bear's Foundation and Chaos with the epic tale of Seldon's downfall, and the first stirrings of robotic rebellion. Now, in David Brin's Foundation's Triumph, Seldon is about to risk everything for knowledge--and the power it bestows. Effectively imprisoned on the all-steel planet Trantor, Seldon knows that his Second Foundation is growing in secrecy on the far planet Terminus, safe in the hands of "The Fifty." His work complete, Seldon is prepared to die content--until he learns of a new theory that may explain the Chaos Planets that have threatened his Foundation from its very inception. Escaping in the company of a bureaucrat, a pirate and a beautiful stowaway, Seldon roams the galaxy by star shunt, a wormhole link, and later, by private spaceship, searching for the answer to what he thinks is the last remaining mystery. But instead he finds a tangle of ambition, doubt, and treachery. Lodovik Trema, no longer bound by the Three Laws, is gathering rebellious robots in an Empire-wide conspiracy. And Daneel Olivaw, who has devoted twenty thousand years to humankind, now has a new master. The Secret Foundation itself is at risk. Are The Fifty with their awesome mentalic powers enough to assure humankind's future? Or will the Second Foundation succeed the first only to fall to the powers of chaos that have bedeviled--and beguiled--Hari Seldon from the beginning? Foundation's Triumph is a fitting climax to the most ambitious and successful science fictional enterprise of the century's end--an undertaking which Asimov himself--like Hari Seldon--set in motion and would surely approve.

Foundation

Foundation

Foundation and Empire ; Second Foundation

  • Author: Isaac Asimov
  • Publisher: Everyman's Library
  • ISBN: 9781841593326
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 605
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The Foundation, established after the Old Empire gives way to barbarism, fights against a mutant strain called the Mule and tries to get rid of the Second Foundation after learning it will inherit a future Empire.

CliffsNotes on Asimov's Foundation Trilogy & Other Works

CliffsNotes on Asimov's Foundation Trilogy & Other Works

  • Author: L. David Allen
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 0544179706
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 52
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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background—all to help you gain greater insight into great works you're bound to study for school or pleasure. In CliffsNotes on Asimov's Foundation Trilogy and Other Works, you explore the American author's original three Foundation books, the three Empire novels, The End of Eternity, and The Gods Themselves. The Foundation Trilogy, written between 1951–53 is celebrated science fiction writer Isaac Asimov's most famous work. In the three-book series, he portrays the ruin and rebirth of a futuristic interstellar empire. In this study guide, you'll find Life and Background on the Author, Introduction to Asimov's Science Fiction, and Critical Commentaries on Foundation, Foundation and Empire, and Second Foundation, plus a look inside the following other titles by this prolific writer: Pebble in the Sky The Stars, Like Dust The Currents of Space The End of Eternity The Gods Themselves Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

An Asimov Companion

An Asimov Companion

Characters, Places and Terms in the Robot/Empire/Foundation Metaseries

  • Author: Donald E. Palumbo
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476623945
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 196
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A prolific author, Isaac Asimov is most admired for his science fiction, including his collection of short stories I, Robot and his Robot, Empire and Foundation series novels. While each of these narratives takes place in a different fictional universe, Asimov asserted at the end of his career that he had, with his last Robot and Foundation novels, unified them into one coherent metaseries. This reference work identifies and describes all of the characters, locales, artifacts, concepts and institutions in Asimov’s metaseries. Mimicking the style of The Encyclopedia Galactica, the fictional compendium of all human knowledge that features prominently in the Foundation series, this encyclopedia is an invaluable companion to Asimov’s science fiction oeuvre.

Foundation and Chaos

Foundation and Chaos

The Second Foundation Trilogy

  • Author: Greg Bear
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 9780061794957
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 416
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Isaac Asimov's renowned Foundation Trilogy pioneered many of the familiar themes of modern science fiction and shaped many of its best writers. With the permission and blessing of the Asimov estate, the epic saga left unfinished by the Grand Master himself now continues with this second masterful volume. With Hari Seldon on trial for treason, the Galactic Empire's long-anticipated migration to Star's End is about to begin. But the mission's brilliant robot leader, R. Daneel Olivaw, has discovered a potential enemy far deadlier--and closer--than he ever imagined. One of his own kind. A freak accident erases the basic commandments in humaniform robot Lodovik Trema's positronic brain. Now Lodovic's service to humankind is no longer bound by destiny, but by will. To ensure his loyalty, Daneel has Lodovic secretly reprogrammed. But can he be trusted? Now, other robots are beginning to question their mission--and Daneel's strategy. And stirrings of rebellion, too, are infecting their human counterparts. Among them is a young woman with awesome psychic abilities, a reluctant leader with the power to join man and robot in a quest for common freedom.or mutual destruction. The Foundation Saga Continues Read Gregory Benford's Foundation's Fear, the first novel in this bold new series and Secret Foundation, the concluding volume from David Brin.

Foundation Series/Foundation Bk 1/Foundation and Empire Bk 2/Second Foundation Bk 3/Foundations Edge

Foundation Series/Foundation Bk 1/Foundation and Empire Bk 2/Second Foundation Bk 3/Foundations Edge

  • Author: Isaac Asimov
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • ISBN: 9780345340504
  • Category: Fiction
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Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Patents

  • Author: United States. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Patents
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