Hoeksteen van de Foundation by Isaac Asimov

  • Started on: 2011-11-28
  • Finished on: 2011-12-01
  • Read in: Dutch
  • Rating: “****-”
  • Genre(s): Science Fiction

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When I want to read something I am sure to enjoy, Isaac Asimov is one of the writers I can always turn to. Last year I read the first Foundation trilogy, and I found the second trilogy in my dad’s old collection (from which the first also came). I saved it, and decided to start on it this week, with Foundation’s Edge (De hoeksteen van de Foundation).
It is 498 years into Seldon’s Plan, and about a 150 years after the events of ‘Second Foundation’ and The Mule. The First Foundation has convinced itself that the Second Foundation is destroyed or nothing more than a myth. But people are getting suspicious, both in the First and Second Foundation. The Plan is going a little too well. While they are expecting more deviations because of the time-distance between Seldon and now, there are in fact nearly none. Slowly the First Foundation turns its eye to the Second Foundation. And the Second Foundation turns its eye to… To whom?
Like the previous Foundation books, I really liked this one. I like the premise of this universe,of the Seldon Plan, of the mental power of the Second Foundation, and the added bonus in this book, a link between The Foundation and the Robot stories Asimov also wrote (with the Three Laws at its base). For me, this was four out of five stars.