Foundation, Book 2
For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. But only Hari Sheldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future--to a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last thirty thousand years. To preserve knowledge and save mankind, Seldon gathers the best minds in the Empire--both scientists and scholars--and brings them to a bleak planet at the edge of the Galaxy to serve as a beacon of hope for a fututre generations. He calls his sanctuary the Foundation.
But soon the fledgling Foundation finds itself at the mercy of corrupt warlords rising in the wake of the receding Empire. Mankind's last best hope is faced with an agonizing choice: submit to the barbarians and be overrun--or fight them and be destroyed.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
I had heard a lot about the Foundation series and picked it up on a whim. This first book started out quite interesting. The premise that an all-encompassing library of knowledge would be the saving grace of a failing Empire. The story then drops the reader into various points of the next 1000 years - critical historical junctures known as "Seldon crises" that must be resolved so that the planned society could move forward through a plotted course in yet-conceived History. Each section proved to be rather confusing until the moments had been explained - and the plot-line utilizing this wears thin quickly. Its an "ok" start to a series, so I am a little interested to see where the next book takes things....
Review: Foundation (Foundation (Publication Order) #1)User Review - Goodreads
Foundation is a tough novel to rate because it's so convoluted. From what I've heard, you must read all of the books in order to get the complete story. Characters in this book last three or four ...