Unfortunately, there's not much good to say of the books that have been written by other authors.
I disagree. Yes, Greg Benford's Foundation's Fear
is not very good (it has some good ideas, but they're not Asimovian ideas or developed in an Asimovian way), but Greg Bear's Foundation and Chaos
was solid and David Brin's Foundation's Triumph
was easily the best official Foundation
novel since Foundation's Edge
. (I have to qualify that. Donald Kingsbury's Psychohistorical Crisis
is actually better, but it's not an official Foundation
Also, Roger MacBride Allen's Caliban
trilogy is excellent. There are a few things I quibble with, but the storytelling is good, the characters are well drawn, and the writing is top-notch.
I do still would like a book set after "Foundation and Earth" which
Then you should read Foundation's Triumph
, because that's an idea that Brin develops there. Brin's idea was that if there is a Gaia/Galaxia, then there's no need for an Encyclopedia Galactica. But since there is
an Encyclopedia Galactica, then it follows that the Foundation triumphs over both the Second Foundation and Galaxia. That's why Brin quotes from a later edition of the EG
than Asimov does.