"I liked Foundation's Triumph a lot!" — Janet Asimov

"A satisfying and clever finale ... An impressive, thought-provoking addition to Isaac Asimov's formidable legacy." — Science Fiction Weekly

DAVID BRIN's Foundation's Triumph

Harper-Collins, 1999

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"The three new 'Foundation' novels ... are far more than just new pieces of the same story. They add up to a deeply affectionate work of literary deconstruction." — The New Yorker

Isaac Asimov's brilliance lives on

Isaac Asimov's Foundation Trilogy is one of the high-water marks of science fiction. The monumental story of a Galactic Empire in decline and a secret society of scientists who seek to shorten the coming Dark Age with tools of Psychohistory, Foundation pioneered many themes of modern science fiction.

Now — authorized by the Isaac Asimov estate — the Second Foundation Trilogy completes the epic the Grand Master left unfinished.

Gregory Benford starts the series with his book Foundation's Fear, which tells the origins of Hari Seldon, the Foundation's creator. Greg Bear's Foundation and Chaos, the second book in the series, relates the epic tale of Seldon's downfall and the first stirrings of robotic rebellion.

David Brin's concluding volume wraps up all of the loose ends. Foundation's Triumph carries Isaac Asimov's epic universe to its logical (and satisfying) conclusion.

Hari Seldon is about to escape and risk everything for one final quest — a search for knowledge and the power it bestows. The outcome of this final journey may secure humankind's future — or witness its final downfall.

And for those of you who — after reading how I tied together all of Isaac's loose ends in this book — wonder if there are still a few more dangling out there? Well... here's that special denouement that I promised in the afterword of Foundation's Triumph!

For an exploratory dive, revealing much about the Foundation Universe and the personal and literary journeys of Isaac Asimov, here's some of what's gone on behind the curtain.

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