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Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation - Isaac Asimov, Michael Dirda
Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation
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Isaac Asimov’s seminal Foundation trilogy—one of the cornerstones of modern speculative fiction—in a single hardcover volume.It is the saga of the Galactic Empire, crumbling after twelve thousand years of rule. And it is the particular story of psychohistorian Hari Seldon, the only man who can... show more
Isaac Asimov’s seminal Foundation trilogy—one of the cornerstones of modern speculative fiction—in a single hardcover volume.It is the saga of the Galactic Empire, crumbling after twelve thousand years of rule. And it is the particular story of psychohistorian Hari Seldon, the only man who can see the horrors the future has in store—a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and violence that will last for thirty thousand years. Gathering a band of courageous men and women, Seldon leads them to a hidden location at the edge of the galaxy, where he hopes they can preserve human knowledge and wisdom through the age of darkness.In 1966, the Foundation trilogy received a Hugo Award for Best All-Time Series, and it remains the only fiction series to have been so honored. More than fifty years after their original publication, the three Foundation novels stand as classics of thrilling, provocative, and inspired world-building.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780307593962 (0307593967)
ASIN: 307593967
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Pages no: 664
Edition language: English
Series: Foundation (Publication Order) (#1)
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Edward
Edward rated it
0.0 Foundation Trilogy
IntroductionBibliographical NoteSelect BibliographyChronology--Foundation--Foundation and Empire--Second Foundation
Book Ramblings
Book Ramblings rated it
5.0 The Foundation Trilogy
An iconic sci-fi trilogy that no sci-fi fans should miss. For anybody who want to get into reading sci-fi novels this trilogy is one of the best starting points.Below are links to my reviews of the individual volumes (I doubt this omnibus edition is still in print):1. Foundation2. Foundation and Emp...
fossumcarl
fossumcarl rated it
3.0 Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation (Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics)
going in I wanted to like this more. An all-time SF Classic, I'd last tried to read it all the way back in the early 80's in the Brooklyn Tech Library and then its being a collection ( a "fix-up") of short stories and not true novels kept me from getting very far.The short story aspect stills drags ...
The Book Frog
The Book Frog rated it
4.0 The Foundation Trilogy
In 1974 I was twelve years old. I had been reading on my own for close to eight years, and had been reading "grown-up" books--with varying degrees of understanding (oh, how I blushed for my younger self when I reread some of them years later)--since I was ten. At some point my dad--who always relate...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
4.0 The Foundation Trilogy (Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition)
The trilogy of books Foundation, Foundation and Empire and Second Foundation are among the best Asimov ever wrote among his science-fiction novels and among his most influential. I've read it was based on Gibbon's Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire. Only this empire spans the galaxy. Hari Seldon pred...
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