Foundation's Edge: The Foundation Novels

By Isaac Asimov
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In "Foundation's Edge" by Isaac Asimov, the story picks up several centuries after the fall of the Galactic Empire, with the continuation of Hari Seldon's psychohistory.

Golan Trevize, part of the group that left Terminus seeking the legendary Earth, finds himself on a quest to uncover the location of humanity's ancestral home. Joined by Janov Pelorat, a scholar obsessed with Earth's myths, and the enigmatic, robotic Daneel Olivaw, Trevize embarks on a dangerous journey across the universe.

Their search leads them to the mysterious world of Gaia, a planet entirely composed of living organisms connected through a powerful mind network. As they delve deeper into Gaia's secrets, they discover its ultimate purpose: the creation of a Galactic Brain, a unity of knowledge that could guide humanity towards true galactic harmony.

However, not everyone shares the peaceful intentions of the Gaian inhabitants. Faced with a choice between unifying with Gaia or preserving individuality, Trevize must confront his own fears and weigh the fate of the entire galaxy in his hands.

As the story unravels, Asimov explores themes of artificial intelligence, the power of collective consciousness, and the interplay between individualism and the greater good. With his signature blend of intricate plotting, scientific theories, and philosophical musings, "Foundation's Edge" keeps readers on the edge of their seats until the very end.
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