1300 36 33 32

As for me, I am finished.' With these words, a frail, dying Hari Seldon completes his life's work. The old man has just recorded messages for the Time Vault of the First Foundation. Psychohistory's Seldon Plan is unleashed, propelled by the ponderous momentum of destiny. Younger hands will now take up the task. For the first time in his life, Seldon is no longer watched, nurtured and guided by robots and he retires to a corner of the Imperial Park to garden. The Seldon plan has three possible outcomes. None of them fills him with joy but he is consoled by the thought that any of the three is better than the chaos that would have happened without him. But the future still holds some surprises for Hari Seldon...

Buy Foundation's Triumph book by David Brin from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781841490007
ISBN-10: 1841490008
Format: Paperback
(178mm x 108mm x mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Orbit
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 2-Mar-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Reviews

US Kirkus Review » Extending the late Isaac Asimov's original Foundation Trilogy, this Second has each entry tackled by a different author (previously Gregory Benford's Foundation's Fear, 1997, and Greg Bear's Foundation and Chaos, not seen). Brin's wrap-up volume comes from the author of Heaven's Reach (1998), etc. Hari Seldon, the father of psychohistory, is old and ready to die. The main narrative strand, among others too numerous to mention - Brin often seems to be pursuing complication as an end in itself - is a plot, inspired by robots following their prime directive, to kidnap Seldon, temporarily rejuvenate him, and send him 500 years into the future in order to safeguard the Seldon Plan, which will revive galactic civilization after the collapse of the present empire. Some of the characters involved with the various plots, schemes, struggles, and conspiracies, are: Lodovic Trema, a robot unconstrained by robotic laws, free to act and react as any human; Seldon's robot wife, Dots Venabili; and Horis Antic, one of planet Trantor's Grey Man bureaucracy, curious about certain odd mathematical correlations. The prime mover in all this is the wise 20,000-year-old robot, Daneel Olivaw, who plans to create Galaxia, a galactic integrated intelligence that will safeguard human survival forever. Among the problems facing Daneel are chaos viruses that drive entire planets to madness, cyborgs, wars among robots, elusive pirate captains, and cunning aristocrats. Nobody's what they seem, and everybody's plotting against everybody else. The jury's still out. Was this enterprise a wonderful idea, brimming with possibilities? Or was it merely a sterile retrospective rewrite? Still, readers of the first two volumes, and fans of Asimov's original yams come to that, will want to explore. (Kirkus Reviews)


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Foundation's Triumph book by David Brin and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review


Author Biography - David Brin

David Brin is the acclaimed Hugo and Nebula award-winning author of the Uplift series. He lives in California.

Books By Author David Brin

Chasing Shadows by David Brin

Chasing Shadows

Hardback, January 2017
$52.26
Insistence of Vision by David Brin

Insistence of Vision

Paperback, March 2016
$24.31
Star Wars on Trial by David Brin

Star Wars on Trial

Paperback, November 2015
$20.69
Life Eaters by David Brin

The Life Eaters

Paperback, February 2015
$34.83