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Foundation marks the first of a series of tales set so far in the future that Earth is all but forgotten by humans who live throughout the galaxy. Yet all is not well with the Galactic Empire. Its vast size is crippling to it. In particular, the administrative planet, honeycombed and tunneled with offices and staff, is vulnerable to attack or breakdown. The only person willing to confront this imminent catastrophe is Hari Seldon, a psychohistorian and mathematician. Seldon can scientifically predict the future, and it doesn't look pretty: a new Dark Age is scheduled to send humanity into barbarism in 500 years. He concocts a scheme to save the knowledge of the race in an Encyclopedia Galactica. But this project will take generations to complete, and who will take up the torch after him? The first Foundation trilogy (Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation) won a Hugo Award in 1965 for "Best All-Time Series." It's science fiction on the grand scale; one of the classics of the field. --Brooks Peck
'One of the most staggering achievements in modern SF' The Times --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
Nothing fancy about it, good value for money.
just a good pocket edition, of a scifi classic.
Isaac Asimov is a genius.
I was not sure at the beginning since it is an book of sci-fi written in the 50's. Read more
I know this is a scifi classic but there is a fundamental problem at the core of Foundation that made it impossible for me to finish reading it.
There are no women. Read more
Completely disjointed narrative with a cast of thousands, no character development and a plot line that seems more at home in a novel about ancient history rather than a... Read morePublished 18 months ago by cleo