Foundation and Earth

{4.5/5} “What I do believe is that Earth protects itself. Remember that all reference to earth in the Library on Trantor has been removed. Remember that Gaia’s marvelous memory, in which all the planet takes part down to the rock strata of the surface and the molten metal at the core, stops short of penetrating far enough back to tell us anything of Earth.”

Foundation and Earth by Isaac Asimov, published in 1986

Trevize, Pelorat, and Bliss have left Gaia on a quest for Earth. Their first stop is Comporellon, a world that has a legend that says that Earth is nearby but it’s radioactive so no one can go there. When they land, the Transportation Minister arrests them and demands that they give her their ship.

This is the 5th book in the Foundation series, the sequel to Foundation’s Edge.

It’s about people on different planets who have developed very different ways of being.

One might wish for another universe in which Asimov hadn’t died when he did and he wrote another Foundation novel that took place after this one.

This is the 2nd time I’ve read it.

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