17 January 2012
Foundation and Empire
I finished Foundation and Empire by Issac Asimov today. Unlike the first book, this one only had 2 stories in it. The first deals with a character we heard about at the end of Foundation and is from the perspective of the Empire. The second deals with a new threat to the Foundation: a mutant so powerful he may derail the Plan. I'm very glad there was a heroine finally. I did not like the time gaps though. There would be a chapter where the characters were leaving a planet, then the next chapter they had been on the new planet 6 months. Because of this jumping about, there were several infodumps which weren't exactly the best part. Asimov did a very good job of showing the atmosphere of fear and dread and apprehension. overall, i would say a 5. on to the Second Foundation!