Foundation, Volume 1
Random House Worlds, Jun 1, 2004 - Fiction - 320 pages
The first novel in Isaac Asimov’s classic science-fiction masterpiece, the Foundation series
THE EPIC SAGA THAT INSPIRED THE APPLE TV+ SERIES FOUNDATION • Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read
For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. But only Hari Seldon, 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 humankind, 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 future generations. He calls his sanctuary the Foundation.
The Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are among the most influential in the history of science fiction, celebrated for their unique blend of breathtaking action, daring ideas, and extensive worldbuilding. In Foundation, Asimov has written a timely and timeless novel of the best—and worst—that lies in humanity, and the power of even a few courageous souls to shine a light in a universe of darkness.
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Review: Foundation (Foundation (Publication Order) #1)User Review - Anna - Goodreads
I really enjoyed this book. It was clever and scientific and I loved the psychology aspects of it as well. I liked how the solutions to the problems were kind of skimmed over, you know. We just kind ... Read full review
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Review: Foundation (Foundation (Publication Order) #1)User Review - Manasa - Goodreads
Boy, what a letdown this was. I'd been meaning to read this series for a long time now, and had decided to take the scenic route here, save the best for the last. From the excellent short story ... Read full review
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