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Foundation and Earth is the last of the Asimov's Foundation series, but it does not concern itself with The Foundations's struggle to the Second Galactic Empire. Golan Trevize, made a supreme decision influencing the Final Destiny of the Galaxy based on his unexplained intuitive power of making the RIGHT decision based on insufficient data. For some reason, he believes that finding the long, lost planet of Humanity's Origin, namely Earth, will justify his supremely important decision. This book describes his voyage into deep space and the ultimate future of the human race.
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The review of this Book prepared by Mithun Jacob

Golan Trevize, his trusty companion Janov Pelorat, and the alien Bliss search the galaxy for the planet of man's origin - Earth. This is the 6th book of the Foundation series. "Verbal Fencing" is the perfect checkbox to describe this book. If you love science (Asimov style) you may enjoy this book, but otherwise I would suggest an abridged edition just to get the main facts. It would have made a good novella but there just wasn't enough content for a 350 page novel.
The review of this Book prepared by Shane Tiernan

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   info about lifeform(s)/society/phenomena Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   politician/elected ruler Age:    -   20's-30's    -   40's-50's


Terrain    -   Planet surface, need spacesuit    -   Domed/Underground City Earth setting:    -   distant future Spaceship setting:    -   one or two man fighter/scoutship A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a futuristic society    -   humans in a contemporary society    -   unfriendly aliens    -   primitive aliens    -   empty, or nearly empty world    -   very controlled society Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a significant amount of technical jargon    -   quite a lot of techical jargon Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   society controls main character's sexing    -   description of breasts    -   doing it with a robot/computer How much dialogue?    -   mostly dialog

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