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Foundation

Author: Isaac Asimov
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, ©1991.
Series: Foundation series, 1.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : Bantam edView all editions and formats
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For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. But only Hari Sheldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future--to a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last thirty thousand years. To preserve knowledge and save mankind, Seldon gathers the best minds in the Empire--both scientists and scholars--and brings them to a bleak  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Science fiction
Epic fiction
Named Person: Hari Seldon, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Isaac Asimov
ISBN: 0553293354 9780553293357 9781439507131 1439507139
OCLC Number: 24618257
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1951.
"A Bantam Spectra book"--Title page verso.
Description: 296 pages ; 18 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Psychohistorians --
pt. 2. Encyclopedists --
pt. 3. Mayors --
pt. 4. Traders --
pt. 5. Merchant princes.
Series Title: Foundation series, 1.
Responsibility: Isaac Asimov.

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For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. But only Hari Sheldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future--to a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last thirty thousand years. To preserve knowledge and save mankind, Seldon gathers the best minds in the Empire--both scientists and scholars--and brings them to a bleak planet at the edge of the Galaxy to serve as a beacon of hope for a fututre generations. He calls his sanctuary the Foundation. But soon the fledgling Foundation finds itself at the mercy of corrupt warlords rising in the wake of the receding Empire. Mankind''s last best hope is faced with an agonizing choice: submit to the barbarians and be overrun--or fight them and be destroyed.- read less.

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