Foundation’s Edge

{4.5/5} “He will surely attract the attention of the Second Foundationers — always assuming they exist and are indeed concerning themselves with us. And while they are attracted to him, they will, perchance, ignore us.”

Foundation’s Edge by Isaac Asimov, published in 1982

It’s been 500 years of the Seldon Plan and the people of the Foundation are doing well. But one councillor on Terminus has reasoned that the Second Foundation still exists — and dares to say that out loud. The mayor sends him off planet along with a professor who’s looking for Earth.

This is the 4th book in the Foundation series, the sequel to Second Foundation.

Even though it was 30 years later it’s almost as if Asimov starting typing this one the day after he finished Second Foundation — almost, with the exception that he talks more about computers now.

It’s about secret organizations, secrets from the past, and — as always in Foundation stories — the long game.

At the climax representatives of huge forces gather together — and they talk. Asimov is a master at interesting and exciting dialogue.

I liked it a lot. This is the 2nd time I’ve read it.

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