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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 --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
'One of the most staggering achievements in modern SF' The Times --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Editorial Reviews
A great book looking forward into the possibility of rebuilding humanity from its state of Galactic Idocracy. Read morePublished 14 hours ago by Canadian23
This is a dated dramatization of the Foundation Trilogy. The voices were poorly mic'd and the interstitial special effects were very Buck Rogers. Read morePublished 22 hours ago by robert j. campbell
A very good book, despite being a bit more difficult to follow than the first foundationPublished 2 days ago by Lucian Filip
Super cool point in time of the story! The foundation faces very difficult crisis and the solutions are just incredible.Published 2 days ago by William R. J. Ribeiro
Dark ages to the church to the renaissance. These themes are captured by Asimov in this timeless book. I enjoyed reading it again!Published 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
Not only the best Sci-fy novel but also a great analysis about the evolution of socio-economic entity, which gives an important interpretation of the epistemological value of the... Read morePublished 6 days ago by kaos
Typical Asimov, I enjoyed the story and am planning on ready the whole series.Published 10 days ago by W Fisher