Foundation and Empire

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Random House Publishing Group, Jun 1, 2004 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Although small and seemingly helpless, the Foundation had managed to survive against the greed of its neighboring warlords. But could it stand against the mighty power of the Empire, who had created a mutant man with the strength of a dozen battlefleets...?

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Star Wars - The Middle Episodes
This second installment, written one year after the opening saga, introduces us to a score of memorable characters, who as to be expected in an Asimov universe
, alter the course of history. Well, one might say they do or one might say that no, they simply help implement that which was already going to occur anyway. Regardless of how you split the existential question, what remains is a wonderful tale of heroic behavior, plot twists & motivation to jump as quickly as possible into the final chapter of this trilogy.  

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Great science fiction novel.

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The war Ends
Captain and Mayor
The Mutant
Fall of the Foundation 158
Conspirator 177
Interlude in Space 187
Death on Neotrantor 198
The Ruins of Trantor 211

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Isaac Asimov began his Foundation Series at the age of twenty-one, not realizing that it would one day be considered a cornerstone of science fiction. During his legendary career, Asimov penned pver 470 books on subjects ranging from science to Shakespeare to history, though he was most loved for his award-winning science fiction sagas, which include the Robot, Empire, and Foundation series. Named a Grand Master of Science Fiction by the Science Fiction Writers of America, Asimov entertained and educated readers of all ages for close to five decasdes. He died, at age of seventy-two, in April 1992.

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