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Foundation and Earth pdf Foundation and Earth, ebook Foundation and Earth, epub Foundation and Earth, doc Foundation and Earth, e-pub Foundation and Earth, Foundation and Earth 8ca747ea0ed Golan Trevize, Former Councilman Of The First Foundation, Has Chosen The Future, And It Is Gaia A Superorganism, Gaia Is A Holistic Planet With A Common Consciousness So Intensely United That Every Dewdrop, Every Pebble, Every Being, Can Speak For All And Feel For All It Is A Realm In Which Privacy Is Not Only Undesirable, It Is Incomprehensible But Is It The Right Choice For The Destiny Of Mankind While Trevize Feels It Is, That Is Not Enough He Must Know Trevize Believes The Answer Lies At The Site Of Humanity S Roots Fabled Earth If It Still Exists For No One Is Sure Where The Planet Of Gaia S First Settlers Is To Be Found In The Immense Wilderness Of The Galaxy Nor Can Anyone Explain Why No Record Of Earth Has Been Preserved, No Mention Of It Made Anywhere In Gaia S Vast World Memory It Is An Enigma Trevize Is Determined To Resolve, And A Quest He Is Determined To Undertake, At Any Cost Original Description Here , A Handful Of Brave Souls Trying To Find Humanity S Ancestral Home The Earth, To Get Answers To The Mysteries Of The History Of The Galaxy

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    Foundation and Earth Foundation 5 , Isaac AsimovFoundation and Earth is a science fiction novel by American writer Isaac Asimov, the fifth novel of the Foundation series and chronologically the last in the series It was published in 1986, four years after the first sequel to the Foundation trilogy, which is titled Foundation s Edge Several centuries after the events of Second Foundation, two citizens of the Foundation seek to find Earth, the legendary planet where humans are said to have originated Even less is known about Earth than was the case in Foundation, when scholars still seem to know the location of Sol The story follows on from Foundation s Edge, but can be read as a complete work in itself It does, however, give away most of the mysteries around which Foundation s Edge is built 1990 1374 540 20 .

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    I loved the first 3 foundation novels But this one, and to a lesser but still significant extent, the previous one, were awful.Have you seen the first season of the tv show 24 It follows various characters through 24 straight hours of an action packed day Jack Bauer, the main character, is doing whatever the main plot of the season is, saving the president or whatever.All the while, as filler, other things are happening The worst of all are the ridiculous storylines following his daughter, which are shoehorned in just to fill time and to give roundabout excuses for why sometimes Jack has to do things that no rational person would ever do, if they didn t have a child in trouble.At one point during one of the seasons, his daughter is hiking through the desert and gets caught in a bear trap and is being stalked by a mountain lion.Well, that is pretty much exactly what this entire book is Jack Bauer s daughter, caught in the desert, being stalked by a mountain lion For no reason, except to be used as a plot device later.BUT what makes this even WORSE, is that there IS no actual plot going on at the same time, and this book ENDS THE SERIES.It s as if the whole 24 episodes of the series were of Jack s Daughter caught in a bear trap, while Jack is off doing something that suddenly we aren t being told anything about.At the end of the last book, Asimov completely invalidates the hero of this series, which is psychohistory and The Plan, by mind controlling everyone involved I was waiting, hoping, through this book that at some point, they would undo that damage and get back on track But they didn t, they just made it worse.Not only did they just decide to cancel the plan based on one man s claimed rightness , they never even explore or explain or, god forbid, TEST this rightness at any point Just for some reason that no one knows, this one guy is magically right about things Even though he is actually wrong about other things all the time At least the character has the good sense to be suspicious about this magical rightness, and goes on a search on a completely unrelated quest which he rightly knows will lead him to some answers But it doesn t lead him to answers, it just leads him to the end of the story And it takes 500 pages to do it, and the only upside is that by that point I was soo desperate for the book to be over, that I was able to accept whatever ending he wanted to give me.Oh, and another thing NOTHING HAPPENS IN THIS BOOK.Read the previous 4 books The plot will not have changed one iota from what it was at that point after you have read the 5th The completely unlikable characters go on a quest to determine whether their decision should stay the same And it does Bingo bango End of story.I don t know what I m saying any This book sucks.

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    At the beginning of this year part of my vague reading plan was to reread the original Foundation Trilogy then move on to the subsequent unread Foundation books that Asimov wrote during the 80s, 30 years after the last book of the trilogy, Second Foundation I never got around to reading these later volumes for reasons that I already explained in my review of Foundation s Edge Anyway, to cut a dull anecdote short, 80s Foundation books are just as entertaining as the original trilogy from the 50s Foundation and Earth follows directly from Foundation s Edge, the previous volume The central character is once again Golan Trevize, his elderly sidekick Janov Pelorat, and Bliss, the posthuman woman who is part of the planet Gaia s hive mind The basic story arc is very simple, Trevize made a decision at the end of Foundation s Edge that will affect all of humanity According to Gaia he has a unique innate ability to make the correct decision based on incomplete data an ability he neither understands or trust He is therefore not happy to be responsible for making the most important decision in history without knowing why he made that decision The only way he can think of to clarify or validate this decision for himself is to find Earth where he expects that he can find the explanation for his own monumental but mysterious decision.The straightforward storyline tells of the three central characters adventures in their search for Earth on board the super advance gravitic FTL speed capable spaceship called the Far Star However, why Trevize thinks he will find his answer on Earth is not clearly explained until the end of the book.If you are familiar with the Foundation series the lack of aliens in this space opera should come as no surprise to you However, Trevize and co do encounter some very strange people on the human colony planets that they visit during their search mission The difficult search for and eventual discovery of Earth s location is quite well built up from the beginning of the book Asimov has always loved the mystery genre and he revels in creating the mystique and mysteries of Earth which he has already hinted at in Foundation s Edge Foundation and Earth is not an action packed narrative, however, apart from barely escaping from some fierce dogs there is no scene of battle or carnage to speak of This book is packed to the gills with dialogues from which all the expositions are communicated It is to Asimov s credit that in spite of having far dialogue than action the book is never boring While not a great prose stylist there is an affable tone to his narrative that is quite charming and engaging though the dialogues tend to be slightly stilted, quaint, polite and often rather formal However, they are often amusing and charming There is not a lot of depth to the characters who tend to be defined by their personal quirks but they are likable enough However, Trevize tends to be a little anal retentive about certain things and the conversations the three main characters have together can be a little repetitious at times Unlike his 50s books, there are some very mild sex scenes that seem a little awkward There is no vulgarity in the writing but the word penis does make a surprise appearance which caused me to spill my coffee Also notable is an unexpected cameo appearance of one of Asimov s very best characters from his 50s books.If I can glean one theme from this book it is that left to our own devices humanity will eventually come a cropper due to our natural disunity and selfishness That said, in the Foundation universe humanity work well enough together to colonize the entire galaxy, but there are some obvious signs of decay Foundation and Earth is very readable and entertaining, it is not as tight or fast moving as the original Foundation books but it is also quite epic in scope in spite of focusing on just three main characters in a single linear plot line This is the last sequel to the original trilogy that he wrote, but it is followed by two prequels, Prelude to Foundation and Forward the Foundation which I intend to read next year After these two, there are some Foundation books written by David Brin, Greg Bear etc which I probably will not bother with.

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    Ouch, what a disappointment I had really enjoyed the plot and characters of Foundation s Edge and was looking forward to finishing up the series with this book Most of the books in the series have their flaws, but are generally pretty entertaining This final volume has a series of problems.The plot There is just enough plot here for a short story The crew is searching for earth Why I forget, and Asimov doesn t remind us, opting instead for pages and pages of unpleasant bickering between the characters and inexplicably, lots of talk about sex I am no Puritan, but I don t think sex appears at all in the other six books.The characters Golan Trevize, who was an intrepid and innovative explorer in Edge , here is really unappealing He is rude to his friend, nasty to Bliss, and downright cruel to a child called Follum Pelorat is as arcane and boring as Asimov is as a writer in this book Bliss says the same things over and over They have no depth and only argue with each other through the long, long pages of the book.The planets they visit Is that all there is Is that the best Asimov could come up with The repetition Certain arguments and phrases are repeated over and over and over, and have nothing to do with the plot For example Bliss did you control my his mind That child Follum is a pain and I am Bliss but I am also I we Gaia We get it the first time, but Asimov repeats these same dialogues like a broken record.The inane dialogue In between the disappointing action scenes, which are few and far between, the characters speculate endlessly about unimportant things unrelated to the plot It is hard to get through these passages without skimming For example Is a hermaphrodite a male or a female The Seldon Plan It is hardly even mentioned.The ending Disappointed I do recommend most of the other books, but this one was a long, boring slog to a very drab letdown of an ending.

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    The last of the Foundation books in order of sequence and the best book of the series Reading about it online some people complain about the lack of an ending that satisfies questions brought up in the series but I think it ends splendidly I also felt that we have a great conclusion to the question of why Earth and Gaia, the purpose of the Seldon plan and what the Robots were doing and why I can t think of a better conclusion even 500 years before the end of the 1000 years promised us from the beginning Gaia will continue to exert it s control until everything s unified and the galaxy will be able to hold itself against outside powers What else can Asimov say Some of the philosophy behind this one I ve seen in other works, questions on the perception of the universe creates the universe and the idea that the galaxy seems to have been made for man are ones I very much enjoyed If someone reads the entire series just to reach this point than it s a journey worth the effort.

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    When I read Mostly Harmless I thought it had tied up a bunch of loose ends that on reflection were better off undone Reading Foundation and Earth wasn t quite the same but what it does is tie together the Foundation series with the Bailey series.If you ve read the rest of those series you might well now scratch your head and wonder anybody would bother to do that It s like the man who laid carpet in the bathroom and in the garage so it would be consistent with the rest of his home It doesn t diminish the original stories from the 50s like The Naked Sun or Foundation and Empire but it doesn t enhance them either I suppose writing it kept Asimov off the streets and out of trouble, at least for a while you know what these old people are like given half a chance.Don t read this if you are new to Asimov and want to give him a go try one of his works from the 50s instead.

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    So, the weakest part of the Foundation series is that Asimov s draws his characters so thinly, they might as well be cartoons Of course, when the story is spanning centuries and the main character is civilization itself, you don t mind so much Unfortunately, Foundation and Earth is the worst of all possible worlds Instead of millenia, we get a month stuck on a spaceship with three people if you call a planetary consciousness inhabiting the mind of a sorority girl a person, that is who in theory are on a quest to find Earth, but seem intent on boring each other and us unfortunate readers trapped with them to tears Asimov even comments on how tedious the colloquies we get every time the ship departs from or approaches a planet are, which is really 90% of the story When not seated in their upright positions with their seat belts firmly fastened, our heroes are either aggravating or running from bureaucrats, dogs, telekinetic trannies, space STD s or killer moss Really, there are whole pages given over to the killer moss problem Weirdly, the idea of species entropy and decay seems like something right up Asimov s alley, but he seems bored, eschewing novelty for a chance to tour the locales of some of his earlier work like an aging rock band that only plays its faded greatest hits Finally, the thing about adding robots to the Foundation universe I love robots, robots are cool, but robots don t add a single thing to these stories Overall, it was great reading the original Foundation trilogy and would recommend them as required for any self respecting scifi fan The two later stories, not so much In fact, they ultimately tarnish all that came before it a clear derivation of the Seldon Plan as it was intended.

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    Ovaj revju sadrzi spojlere he he ha ha Nego prvo da kazem da je roman Zaduzbina i Zemlja prirodan nastavak romana na Rubu Zaduzbine, prica se bukvalno nastavlja, samo je u svakom pogledu sem kraja manje kvalitetan A sto se tice samog kraja i skretanja sa Seldonovog Plana moram biti iskren i reci da mislim da Seldonov Plan upste nije propao vec da je odigrao svoju ulogu na najbolji moguci nacin I mada je mozda u jednom trenutku i predstavljao okosnicu plana Danila R Olivava morao je ustuknuti pred idejom Galaktike i njene svrsishodnosti Nulti zakon robotike je dobio svoju realnu potporu a covecanstvo jednu veliku nadu za eone koji dolaze Zbog kraja, Asimovljeve humanosti i kvalitetna celokupnog serijala Roboti, Carstvo i Zaduzbina ovoj knjizi moram dati svih pet zvezdica.

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    I really enjoyed this book, and am in awe of the way that Asimov pulled all the threads together to link his Foundation, Empire and Robot novels I have read many of his books and this works to about 99%, as in there are a few temporal anomalies in the gathering together of his novels, but so few and so minor, it doesn t really count.Sadly with 500 years to go for the culmination of Seldon s plan or whatever will be replacing it say no , there are no books written by Asimov himself, or with the authorisation of his estate that continue the story If i m wrong , please correct me as I would be very interested to read on.That said I thoroughly enjoyed the book and may well re read the prequels now and the Asimov authorised Brin, Benford, Bear 2nd trilogy.

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