Date: 01 October, 1991 — $7.99 — Book
Fiction, Science Fiction
The Mule has exposed the concept of a Second Foundation to the Foundation, and the implications are strong: while the first Foundation represented technology, the second represented psychology. And it is inevitable that the Second would be the true rulers of the galaxy, whether the First were theoretically in charge or not.
This, naturally enough, is intolerable to members of the Foundation who have thought it through. But they dare not think too loud, lest the emotion-manipulating Seconds change their minds for them. So the stories of the book are dedicated to the process of ridding themselves of the Second Foundation... while the reader's sympathies are squarely with those Second Foundationers, who, after all, are trying to create the new Empire as a bulwark against barbarism.