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Foundation - Foundation and Empire : Foundation - Isaac Asimov

Foundation - Foundation and Empire

Foundation

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Published: 19th September 2016
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The Seldon Plan guided the First Foundation safely through two centuries of chaos as the Galactic Empire disintegrated. Seldon's recorded holographic image appeared in the Council Chamber on Terminus at moments of crisis predicted by pshychohistory, and his voice was heard. Even war between the Foundation and the remains of the Empire was foreseen - and planned for - by the great scientist. But Seldon had no way of predicting the birth of the Mule, a mutant of uncanny power and unlimited ambition.

The Mule's conquests are effortless and his subjects mind-controlled slaves. The Foundation is powerless against the supernormal force the Mule exerts. The Seldon Plan is in tatters. Two men and a woman from Terminus flee to the ruins of mighty Trantor in an effort to discover where the mysterious Second Foundation was established. Its help is needed desperately against the mental powers of the Mule. But the Mule, using those same astonishing powers, is also looking for the Second Foundation.

'One of the most staggering achievements in modern SF.' The Times

'Isaac Asimov was one of the great explainers of the age . . . It will never be known how many practicing scientists today, in how many countries, owe their initial inspiration to a book, article, or short story by Isaac Asimov.' Carl Sagan

'Asimov displayed one of the most dynamic imaginations in science fiction.' Daily Telegraph

'Asimov's career was one of the most formidable in science fiction.' The Times

Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov was born in Russia in 1920 and grew up in the USA. His fantastic career as a science fiction writer began in 1939 with the appearance of a short story "Marooned Off Vesta", in Amazing Stories. He won the Hugo Award four times and the Nebula Award once. With nearly five hundred books to his name and several hundred articles, Asimov's output was prolific by any standards. He died in 1992 at the age of 72.

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ISBN: 9780008117504
ISBN-10: 0008117500
Series: Foundation
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 230
Published: 19th September 2016
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.17