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Prelude To Foundation : Foundation Novels (Paperback) - Isaac Asimov

Prelude To Foundation

Foundation Novels (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 1st October 1991
ISBN: 9780553278392
Number Of Pages: 434

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This daring story of humanity’s future introduces one of the great masterworks of science fiction: the Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov. Unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, bold ideas, and extensive world-building, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of people to save civilization from a relentless tide of darkness and violence—beginning with one exceptional man.

It is the year 12,020 G.E. and Emperor Cleon I sits uneasily on the Imperial throne of Trantor. Here in the great multidomed capital of the Galactic Empire, forty billion people have created a civilization of unimaginable technological and cultural complexity. Yet Cleon knows there are those who would see him fall—those whom he would destroy if only he could read the future. 

Hari Seldon has come to Trantor to deliver his paper on psychohistory, his remarkable theory of prediction. Little does the young Outworld mathematician know that he has already sealed his fate and the fate of humanity. For Hari possesses the prophetic power that makes him the most wanted man in the Empire . . . the man who holds the key to the future—an apocalyptic power to be known forever after as the Foundation.

Mathematicianp. 1
Flightp. 25
Universityp. 47
Libraryp. 65
Uppersidep. 89
Rescuep. 115
Mycogenp. 135
Sunmasterp. 157
Microfarmp. 179
Bookp. 201
Sacratoriump. 223
Aeriep. 249
Heatsinkp. 275
Billibottonp. 303
Undercoverp. 327
Officersp. 349
Wyep. 371
Overthrowp. 395
Dorsp. 417
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ISBN: 9780553278392
ISBN-10: 0553278398
Series: Foundation Novels (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 434
Published: 1st October 1991
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.3 x 10.8  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1

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Isaac Asimov

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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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