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After Asimov's death and at the request of Janet Asimov and the Asimov estate's representative, Ralph Vicinanza approached Gregory Benford, and asked him to write another Foundation story. He eventually agreed, and with Vicinanza and after speaking "to several authors about [the] project", formed a plan for a trilogy with "two hard SF writers broadly influenced by Asimov and of unchallenged technical ability: Greg Bear and David Brin."Foundation's Fear takes place chronologically between part one and part two of Asimov's second prequel novel, Forward the Foundation; Foundation and Chaos is set at the same time as the first chapter of Foundation, filling in background; Foundation's Triumph covers ground following the recording of the holographic messages to the Foundation, and ties together a number of loose ends. These three books are now known collectively as the Second Foundation Trilogy.
In an epilogue to Foundation's Triumph, Brin noted that he could imagine himself or a different author to write a sequel to Foundation's Triumph, feeling that Hari Seldon's story was not yet necessarily finished. He later published a possible start of such a book on his website
1. Foundation's Fear by Gregory Benford
2. Foundation and Chaos by Greg Bear
3. Foundation's Triumph by David Brin
These three books are about the life of Hari Seldon (with his friend R. Daneel Olivaw) who was a mythic figure who influenced events from beyond the grave in the original Foundation trilogy.