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Second Foundation. 1953 Second Foundation
by Isaac Asimov
First Edition 1953.
Gnome Press.
New York.
ISBN: N/A.
Hardback in dust jacket.
Cover illustration by Ric Binkley.
x+210 pages.
Price: $2.75.

Notes
Second Foundation, a Foundation fixup novel by Isaac Asimov.

Part 3 of the Foundation trilogy.

Also published as 2nd Foundation: Galactic Empire (1958).

Consists of:

  • Prologue (1953)
  • Search by the Mule (1948)
  • Search by the Foundation (1949)
The image opposite and the blurb below are from the second 1973 printing of the Granada/Panther Science Fiction paperback edition, SBN 586017135. Cover illustration by Chris Foss.

Publisher’s Blurb – Lower Cover
The old First Empire lies shattered in its decadence. It has been swept from the Milky Way's bright spiral by the inexorably expanding forces of the First Foundation, established by psychohistorian Hari Seldon Plan -- the only man to have foreseen the shifting patterns of the inhabited cosmos.

But not even Seldon could have predicted the mutant menace of the Mule -- a being of terrifying supernormal powers who, in his search for the Second Foundation, the mysterious hidden guardians of Seldon's plan, precipiates a savage power struggle that lays waste whole star systems . . .

The two preceding volumes, FOUNDATION and FOUNDATION AND EMPIRE, of the trilogy are also available in Panther Books.

 
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