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on December 27, 2013
Yea, Asimov cannot write women's roles to save his life, and this one gets bogged down a bit in the fame of the series, but still a very good finale to the primary ark of the Foundation series.
I bought this book when it first came out, and ended up throwing it against a wall because I disliked it so much. Now getting it again decades later, and reading it in sequence (I re-read the entire series recently) I found it much better.
It also helped that I also re-read the Robot's of Dawn series recently as well. In fact, I would recommend you read up to but not including this book from Foundation, then go read the 3 Robot's books, THEN read this book. If you do, this book makes a ton more sense and really fits in it's place in the overall Asimov universe.