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Foundation

Author: Isaac Asimov
Publisher: New York, New York : Bantam Books, 2004. ©1951.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Overview: For twelve thousand years the galactic empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. But only Hari Seldon, 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Science fiction
Named Person: Hari Seldon, (Fictitious character); Hari Seldon, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Isaac Asimov
ISBN: 0808520784 9780808520788 0553293354 9780553293357 0553803719 9780553803716
OCLC Number: 436820138
Notes: "A Bantam Spectra book"--Title page verso.
Mass market reissue published in New York by Bantam Books in 2004.
Description: 296 pages ; 18 cm.
Contents: Part 1: Psycho-historians --
Part 2: Encyclopedists --
Part 3: Mayors --
Part 4: Traders --
Part 5: Merchant Princes.
Responsibility: Isaac Asimov.

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Overview: For twelve thousand years the galactic empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. But only Hari Seldon, 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 future 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

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