Reader Review: In the second novel of his classic "Foundation" series, Isaac Asimov continues his exploration of the workings of power and of the rise and fall of empires. He uses an almost-cinematic technique - a succession of shortish scenes, with a powerful economy of language and with dialogue as the main means of conveying character and moving the plot forward. The novel is as gripping and relevant as when it first appeared.
Although small and seemingly helpless, the Foundation had managed to survive against the greed of its neighboring warlords. But could it stand against the mighty power of the Empire, who had created a mutant man with the strength of a dozen battlefleets...?
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|Title of eBook: Foundation and Empire|
|Release Date: 06-01-2004|
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|Publisher: Random House Publishing Group||Store Sales Rank: 375|
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Foundation and Empire
BEL RIOSE. . . . In his relatively short career, Riose earned the title of "The Last of the Imperials" and earned it well. A study of his campaigns reveals him to be the equal of Peurifoy in strategic ability and his superior perhaps in his ability to handle men. That he was born in the days of the decline of Empire made it all but impossible for him to equal Peurifoy's record as a conqueror. Yet he had his chance when, the first of the Empire's generals to do so, he faced the Foundation squarely. . . .
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Bel Riose traveled without escort, which is not what court etiquette prescribes for the head of a fleet stationed in a yet-sullen stellar system on the Marches of the Galactic Empire.
But Bel Riose was young and energetic-energetic enough to be sent as near the end of the universe as possible by an unemotional and calculating court-and curious besides. Strange and improbable tales fancifully repeated by hundreds and murkily known to thousands intrigued the last faculty; the possibility of a military venture engaged the other two. The combination was overpowering.
He was out of the dowdy ground-car he had appropriated and at the door of the fading mansion that was his destination. He waited. The photonic eye that spanned the doorway was alive, but when the door opened it was by hand.
Bel Riose smiled at the old man. "I am Riose-"
"I recognize you." The old man remained stiffly and unsurprised in his place. "Your business?"
Riose withdrew a step in a gesture of submission. "One of peace. If you are Ducem Barr, I ask the favor of conver
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In the second novel of his classic "Foundation" se
May 10, 2009
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In the second novel of his classic "Foundation" series, Isaac Asimov continues his exploration of the workings of power and of the rise and fall of empires. He uses an almost-cinematic technique - a succession of shortish scenes, with a powerful economy of language and with dialogue as the main means of conveying character and moving the plot forward. The novel is as gripping and relevant as when it first appeared.
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