First in the stunning Second Foundation Trilogy
Hari Seldon has been nominated as First Minister by Emperor Clean. But as his appointment is being considered, Hari's simple life grows complex with bodyguards, assassination attempts, staff discord and the continuing public debate over artificial intelligence. As the friction over whether robots have souls heats up, two A.l.s, Joan of Arc and Voltaire, go rogue and flee. The chase is on.
A rousing adventure that combines intellectual debate with the ingenious possibilities of true science fiction, Foundation's Fear will bring Asimov's greatest creation back to a new and bestselling life.
Gregory Benford won the Neubla Award in 1980 for his novel Timescape.
"[Benford] brings out the complexities of a galactic empire that Asimov never filled out..the first book stands well on its own."
"[Benford] took on the huge task of answering questions [raised in the original], and difficult as it may sound, he pulled it off with style..Rest assured, Asimov's work is in good hands."
'Craig E. Engler
Editor and Publisher
of Science Fiction Weekly
"A richly rewarding delight.Benford writes up to his usual high standard and excels in bringing Asimovian concepts.to vivid, visually compelling life."
"Intriguing and engrossing.[a] curious blend of reinventions and retrospective criticism."