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->''There was left the mysterious Second Foundation, the goal of all searches. The Mule must find it to make his conquest of the Galaxy complete. The faithful of what was left of the First Foundation must find it for quite another reason. But where was it? That no one knew.''
-->--"Prologue"

''Second Foundation'' is a [[{{Anthology}} collection]] of two ''Literature/TheFoundationTrilogy'' stories edited into a cohesive {{Novel}} for Creator/GnomePress publication in 1953, and reprinted many times since. Creator/{{Avon}} published it with a modified title, ''2nd Foundation: Galactic Empire''.

!!''Second Foundation'' works:
[[index]]%%Works in chronological order
* Prologue
* "Literature/SearchByTheMule"
* "Literature/SearchByTheFoundation"
[[/index]]
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!!''Second Foundation'' provides examples of:
* BilledAboveTheTitle:
** The 1964 and 1965 Creator/{{Panther}} editions puts the author, title, and {{tagline}} in the top third of the cover, making each one in successively smaller font.
** The 1968 Creator/{{Panther}} edition puts "asimov" at the top of the cover (but below the publisher credits) and includes the title at one-third the font size of the author's name.
** The 1965 German translation (by Creator/{{Heyne}}) for ''Second Foundation'' includes Dr Asimov's name on the top of the cover, with [[MarketBasedTitle their title]], ''Alle Wege fuhren nach Trantor'', in slightly larger font.
** The 1975 Creator/{{Panther}} edition puts "asimov" at the top of the cover (but below the publisher credits) and includes the title at one-quarter the font size of the author's name.
** The 1976 Creator/{{Bruguera}} edition, a Spanish translation, puts "[=ASiMOV=]" at the top, taking up almost a quarter of the cover, before fitting the title between the author and cover image.
** The 1979 Creator/{{Denoel}} edition puts "isaac asimov" at the top of the cover (but below the publisher series credits) and includes the title at twice the font size of the author's name.
** The Creator/DelRey cover from 1983 makes "Isaac" three times as large as the title, and "Asimov" twice as large again.
** The Creator/DelRey cover from 1986 puts their {{tagline}} on the top of the cover, then Dr Asimov's name, and in slightly smaller font below that is the title of this book.
** The Creator/BantamSpectra cover from 1991 puts "ASIMOV" on the top of the cover, then their {{tagline}} in much smaller font, and then the title of this book in slightly larger font than the tagline, so that this can be fit in the top quarter of the cover to leave space for the cover art.
** The Creator/HarperCollins cover from 1995 puts "Isaac" on top, at roughly the same font size of the title (which is on the bottom of the cover, just above the {{tagline}}), and "ASIMOV" is about four times as large, covering a third of the cover.
* CoversAlwaysLie: Nobody goes on an EVA (extra-vehicular activity, or spacewalk) like is depicted on the 1958 cover from Creator/DigitBooks.
* {{Dedication}}: This book is dedicated to his sister Marcia Asimov, his often-editor Creator/JohnWCampbell, and his brother Creator/StanleyAsimov.
-->''To Marcia, John, and Stan''
* InSpaceEveryoneCanSeeYourFace: The 1958 cover from Creator/DigitBooks shows a man in a spacesuit performing an EVA with two [[RetroRocket dart-like spaceships]]. His helmet is a big bubble, without any solar shielding.
* MarketBasedTitle:
** The 1965 German translation (by Creator/{{Heyne}}) for ''Second Foundation'' is ''Alle Wege fuhren nach Trantor'', in English, this is equivalent to ''All Roads lead to Trantor''.
** The 1971 Italian translation (by Creator/ArnoldoMondadoriEditore) for ''Second Foundation'' is ''L'altra faccia della spirale'', in English, this is equivalent to ''The other side of the spiral''.
** The 1979 Creator/{{Denoel}} edition changes the titles to the two parts. "Literature/SearchByTheMule" is titled "Bail Channis" and "Literature/SearchByTheFoundation" is titled "Arcadia Darell". Each title is for one of the two protagonists (in that story) that leaves Terminus to find the Second Foundation.
* TheNamesake: The title refers to an organization that had been left deliberately vague up until now. Hari Seldon supposedly established two Foundations; one on Terminus and the other on the opposite end of the galaxy. Not only are the Mule and the Foundation on Terminus (usually called the Foundation or the First Foundation) looking for them, but they must be turned into protagonist characters so that the audience can root for their victory over the Mule. At the end, the true location of the Second Foundation is finally [[TheReveal revealed]].
* PreviouslyOn: The book is prefaced by a Prologue, which summarizes the events from ''Literature/Foundation1951'' and ''Literature/FoundationAndEmpire''.
* RetroRocket: The 1958 cover from Creator/DigitBooks shows a pair of thin, dart-like spaceships to emphasize its futuristic events. [[CoversAlwaysLie Nobody goes on an EVA like is depicted on the cover.]]
* {{Tagline}}:
** "A stupendous story of the future by a master of science fiction writing" -- Creator/DigitBooks' cover from 1958
** "A brilliant scientist plots the course of future cosmic history -- to save earth's galaxy from destruction!" -- Creator/{{Avon}}'s ''2nd Foundation: Galactic Empire'' cover from 1958
** "The Great Science Fiction Novel" -- Creator/{{Avon}}'s cover from 1964
** "They had conquered a Universe oblivious of the menace in their midst" -- Creator/{{Panther}}'s cover from 1964
** "The most terrifying menace known to man threatened the hard-won victories of a new civilization" -- Creator/{{Avon}}'s cover from 1966
** "Book Three of the ''Foundation Trilogy'', awarded the [[UsefulNotes/HugoAward Hugo]] as Best Series Ever!" -- Creator/DelRey's cover from 1983, used again in 1986
** "The third book in the epic Foundation saga" -- Creator/{{Panther}}'s cover from 1984
** "The Foundation Novels" -- Creator/BantamSpectra's cover from 1991
** "The third volume in the world-famous Foundation saga" -- Creator/HarperCollins cover from 1995
* WhatOtherGalaxies: The stories originally handled the difference between the Milky Way galaxy and the universe (including multiple galaxies) correctly, but {{Tagline}}s and back cover blurbs from Creator/{{Panther}} and Creator/{{Avon}} conflate the two as if they were synonymous.
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