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Foundation (Foundation, #1) - Isaac Asimov
Foundation (Foundation, #1)
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780553382570 (0553382578)
ASIN: 553382578
Publisher: Spectra
Pages no: 244
Edition language: English
Category:
Science Fiction
Series: Foundation (#1)
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Brain Gourmet
Brain Gourmet rated it
2.0 Foundation (Foundation, #1)
Really, Asimov?The future painted in Foundation, a future 10,000 years from now, has male emperors, scientists, thinkers, officials, warriors. Male humans. And they all have Western or Russian-sounding names. And they have the same life-expectancy as today, create conspiracies, fight, build monarch...
TheBrainintheJar
TheBrainintheJar rated it
3.0 Foundation
Foundation is another novel where two styles clash. Unlike others, though, Asimov manages to make them merge. It’s especially impressive because these are two styles which shouldn’t work together. Asimov is a much better writer than people give him credit. He may not understand human beings, but few...
Ivie Hill's Rant Rampage
Ivie Hill's Rant Rampage rated it
2.0 Foundation
I have to ask...What is the big deal with this series???I have read Foundation, and honestly, it left me flat. I have geared myself up for an epic SciFi novel, and found myself reading something resembling an instruction manual instead. The novel revolves around psychohistorians who successfully app...
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it
5.0
This book was such a pleasure to read. I loved the time jumps between chapters and seeing how much the Foundation had changed during those times.Great descriptions and wonderful language. Asimov has such a gift for writing and telling a story. I can't wait to read the next book.I will admit the powe...
Ecletic Reader
Ecletic Reader rated it
5.0 Foundation
Sometimes the story was a little slow, but it is well worth the read.
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