For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. But only Hari Sheldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future—to a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last thirty thousand years. To preserve knowledge and save mankind, Seldon gathers the best minds in the Empire—both scientists and scholars—and brings them to a bleak planet at the edge of the Galaxy to serve as a beacon of hope for a fututre generations. He calls his sanctuary the Foundation.
But soon the fledgling Foundation finds itself at the mercy of corrupt warlords rising in the wake of the receding Empire. Mankind's last best hope is faced with an agonizing choice: submit to the barbarians and be overrun—or fight them and be destroyed.
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(review originally written for Bookslut) I have always been a fan of science fiction. Let's face it, when you have a father who reads Dune and the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy to you as bedtime ... Read full review
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I have been meaning to reading Asimov's Foundation trilogy for years. Whenever I would wander through used book stores I would always peruse the science fiction section to see if I could find a decent hard cover copy of his trilogy. I'd often Foundation or one of the latter two but I never found all three bound together or for that fact separate at the same time.And then, looking for bargains in the electronic aisles of the BOMC I found a brand, spanking new edition of the Foundation Trilogy. Now, it only took me a year plus before I finally read it, but I did & it sort, in this odd type of way, resembles my opening paragraph.