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

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Read Foundation and Empire (Foundation, #2) Online Free - 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.

Title : Foundation and Empire (Foundation, #2)
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ISBN : 0553803727
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 256 pages


blakeR rated it ★★★☆☆

February 21, 2017

Less episodic than the first (Foundation), which was a plus. But it makes all the more apparent Asimov's complete inability to create memorable or sympathetic characters. This means that each of the two halves read like over-long short stories. Part I is a suspense-thriller, solved by a ridiculou...

Lyn rated it ★★★★☆

December 05, 2017

Isaac Asimov was 31 when he first published the SF classic Foundation in 1951. The next year he came out with the sequel, Foundation and Empire. Unlike many series these days, or even a traditional series or trilogy (which this would be for 30 years) the first part, introducing readers to Hari Sel...

mark rated it ★★★★☆

August 10, 2017

from the Earth Journal of Scientific Analyst SLJLK92349UO, Earth Invasion Exploratory Unit Humans will fail and fail again; this much I have learned from my time spent stationed on this muddy ball of earth, the third from its star. Humans will fail and try again, win and then fail, fail and then w...

Luca rated it ★★★☆☆

March 17, 2018

English (Foundation and Empire) / Italiano «Galactic Empire was collapsing»Less fragmented than the previous one, the second novel of the Foundation series is divided only into two time bands, respectively 150 and 230 years after the birth of the Foundation. With a new "Seldon Crisis" at hand, a f...

Manny rated it ★★★★☆

July 14, 2015

Isaac Asimov based Foundation and Empire on Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire; if you're in any doubt, consider the following lines from his well-known poem "The Foundation of SF Success":So success is not a mystery, just brush up on your history, and borrow day by day. Take an Empire that was...

Simona rated it ★★★☆☆

December 06, 2016

I read it half in Italian (my physical copy) and half in English (my digital copy) and I've come to the conclusion that the Italian translation sucks. Hard. "It was strange that the Glory of the Galaxy should be a rotting corpse." I have gone over and over what to say in this review, but I realized...

Sanjay rated it ★★★★★

September 04, 2015

Differs considerably from its prequel while maintaining the same thrill throughout.

Bradley rated it ★★★★★

February 09, 2017

Split into two stories instead of many like the first book, this one feels a lot more streamlined and the Foundation has met two of its greatest foes. One of which was expected, and one that wasn't. The path back to stable galactic civilization is a tortuous one. The foundation always knew that it...

Ahmad rated it ★★★★☆

June 21, 2017

527. Foundation and Empire (Foundation, #2), Isaac Asimov امپراطوری کهشکشانها کتاب دوم- ایزاک آسیموف - شقایق؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانشماه مارس سال 1990 میلادی عنوان: جنگ امپراطوری کهکشانها کتاب دوم - از سری بنیاد؛ نوشته: آیزاک آسیموف؛ مترجم: حسن اصغری؛ تهران، شقایق، 1371؛ در 396 ص مجموعهٔ بنیاد نام مجموعه...

Markus rated it ★★★☆☆

February 09, 2017

Foundation and Empire is sadly not as interesting as the first book in the series. It was hard to get through at times, mostly because of a total lack of suspense, depth and real characters (which is usually also the case in the first book, but that one easily gets extra points because of the bri...

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