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The first volume in Issac Asimov's world-famous saga, winner of the Hugo Award for Best All-Time Novel Series.

Long after Earth was forgotten, a peaceful and unified galaxy took shape, an Empire governed from the majestic city-planet of trantor. the system worked, and grew, for countless generations. Everyone believed it would work forever. Everyone except Hari Seldon.

As the great scientific thinker of his age, Seldon could not be ignored. Reluctantly, the Commission of Public Safety agreed to finance the Seldon Plan. the coming disasterwas predicted by Seldon's advances in psychohistory, the mathematics of very large human numbers, and it could not be averted. the Empire was doomed. Soon trantor would lie in ruins. Chaos would overtake humanity. But the Seldon Plan was a longer-term strategy to minimize the worst of what was to come.

Two Foundations were set up at opposite ends of the galaxy. Of the Second nothing can be told. It guards the secrets of psychohistory. Foundation is the story of the First Foundation, on the remote planet of terminus, from which those secrets were withheld. the epic story of the Foundation is one of the great classics of science fiction. For fifty years the innovative genius of Isaac Asimov has surged ahead of real time. He is the Grand Master of the genre.

About the Author

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.


One of the pinnacles in the Science Fiction genre


I still find it hard to believe that Foundation was first published in 1953. After all these years the critical acclaim for this book is still absolutely well deserved and stands the test of time. Fascinating story and intriguing characters. A bit short though at only 240 pages (I'd also highly recommend the next two in the Foundation series) but truly one of the best science fiction novels you can read.

Perth, Australia



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`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

ISBN: 9780586010808
ISBN-10: 0586010807
Series: The Foundation Novels
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 17th February 1988
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 12.2 x 17.0  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.13

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