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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I first read this book over 40 years ago. Since that time, I have frequently held it up as a science fiction masterpiece, among the best ever written. Recently, when looking for a paperback to carry ... Read full review

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Even when I was young and reading this for the first time more than 35 years ago, something didn't sit well with me. Now, a much older me knows that Asimov's characters are too thin and caricatured ... Read full review

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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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