Foundation and Empire ; Second Foundation

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Random House, Inc.
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.

Baker & Taylor
The Foundation, established after the Old Empire gives way to barbarism, fights against a mutant strain called the Mule and tries to get rid of the Second Foundation after learning it will inherit a future Empire.

Publisher: New York : Everymans Library, c2010
ISBN: 9780307593962
Characteristics: li, 605 p. ; 21 cm


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JohnK_KCMO Oct 05, 2016

Asimov's "Foundation" series is one the major cornerstones of science fiction. Big Ideas that continue to define the genre today. Being early SF, the writing isn't as stylistically accomplished as more modern works but that doesn't diminish the importance of Asimov's legacy.

Nov 04, 2011

Utter amazement -- A bit difficult since the first of the trilogy was originally written in a series of short stories; I started really getting to know the characters and then had to say goodbye to them all of a sudden. Overall, the series really couldn't have blown me away any more than it has.


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