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Foundation

Author: Isaac Asimov
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2004.
Series: The foundation novels, [2].; Foundation novels
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Bantam mass market reissue editionView all editions and formats
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One of the great masterworks of science fiction, the Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building. The story of our future begins with the history of Foundation and its greatest psychohistorian: Hari Seldon. For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. Only Hari Seldon, creator of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Psychological fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Asimov, Isaac, 1920-1992.
Foundation
(OCoLC)1086604998
Named Person: Hari Seldon, (Fictitious character); Hari Seldon, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Isaac Asimov
ISBN: 0553803719 9780553803716 9780553382570 0553382578 9780553293357 0553293354
OCLC Number: 53896777
Notes: "A Bantam Specta Book"--Title page verso.
First published: Doubleday edition, 1951.
Description: 244 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The psychohistorians --
The encyclopedists --
The mayors --
The traders --
The merchant princes.
Series Title: The foundation novels, [2].; Foundation novels
Responsibility: Isaac Asimov.
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One of the great masterworks of science fiction, the Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building. The story of our future begins with the history of Foundation and its greatest psychohistorian: Hari Seldon. For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. Only Hari Seldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future--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 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. And mankind₂s last best hope is faced with an agonizing choice: submit to the barbarians and live as slaves--or take a stand for freedom and risk total destruction.

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