Foundation Foundation
Book 1 - Foundation

Foundation

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Publisher Description

WINNER OF THE HUGO AWARD FOR BEST ALL-TIME SERIES

The Foundation series is Isaac Asimov’s iconic masterpiece. Unfolding against the backdrop of a crumbling Galactic Empire, the story of Hari Seldon’s two Foundations is a lasting testament to an extraordinary imagination, one that shaped science fiction as we know it today.

The Galactic Empire has prospered for twelve thousand years. Nobody suspects that the heart of the thriving Empire is rotten, until psychohistorian Hari Seldon uses his new science to foresee its terrible fate.

Exiled to the desolate planet Terminus, Seldon establishes a colony of the greatest minds in the Empire, a Foundation which holds the key to changing the fate of the galaxy.

However, the death throes of the Empire breed hostile new enemies, and the young Foundation’s fate will be threatened first.

Reviews

‘One of the most staggering achievements in modern SF’
The Times

‘Isaac Asimov was one of the great explainers of the age…It will never be known how many practicing scientists today, in how many countries, owe their initial inspiration to a book, article, or short story by Isaac Asimov’
Carl Sagan

‘Asimov displayed one of the most dynamic imaginations in science fiction’
Daily Telegraph

‘Asimov’s career was one of the most formidable in science fiction’
The Times

About the author

Isaac Asimov was born in 1920 in Russia and was brought to the USA by his parents three years later. He grew up in Brooklyn and attended Columbia University. After a short spell in the army, he gained a doctorate and worked in academia and chemical research.

Asimov’s career as a science fiction writer began in 1939 with the short story ‘Marooned Off Vesta’. Thereafter he became a regular contributor to the leading SF magazines of the day. Asimov wrote hundreds of short stories and novels, including the iconic I, Robot and Foundation. He won the Hugo Award four times and the Nebula Award once.

Apart from his world-famous science fiction, Asimov also wrote highly successful detective mystery stories, a four-volume History of North America, a two-volume Guide to the Bible, a biographical dictionary, encyclopaedias, and textbooks, as well as two volumes of autobiography.

Asimov died in 1992 at the age of 72.

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2018
3 May
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
240
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperVoyager
SELLER
HarperCollins Australia Pty Limited
SIZE
1.9
MB

Customer Reviews

Kat_Man ,

One of the best SciFi series ever

The only thing stopping 5 stars are the typos. Given the age of these books, there shouldn’t be any typos. Please revise the book and fix the typos, that interrupt the flow of reading

old-spice ,

Great work

Had to laugh at the 1 star review (“angry” lol, really?). How about rating the book not the cover.

That aside, this is one of THE must read sci-fi classics (alongside Dune in my opinion). Watch the Apple series by all means (it’s a stunning ride) but the boom will open up a whole new universe.

Gd57 ,

Bring back the original cover please

Great book but I really angry about the change of the cover to reflect the stupid tv series, as it has nothing to do with the book.

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