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Foundation (Foundation, Bk 1)
Foundation - Foundation, Bk 1
Author: Isaac Asimov
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 ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780553293357
ISBN-10: 0553293354
Publication Date: 10/1/1991
Pages: 320
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 197 ratings
Publisher: Spectra
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 5
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reviewed Foundation (Foundation, Bk 1) on + 23 more book reviews
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This s the first book in my favorite science fiction series of all time. Asimov has a beautiful vision and a perfectly crafted world. This book is short on dialogue but it tells it's story beautifully. A must-read for any sci-fi fan. 5 out of 5!!
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The book that first opened my eyes to "hard" science fiction and made me realize there was more to the genre than blasters and spaceships. Dr. Asimov's concept of psychohistory has been so influential that there have been attempts to develop theories along those lines in real life. This is also (of course) the source of the famous quote from Salvor Hardin: Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
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A classic! I was hooked on this series (this is the first in the Foundation series) as well as the Robot series. Yes, it's a bit dated for us modern readers, but I just love Asimov's writing style: the creativity, the character development, the politics. One of the best!
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Amazing book.
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THE first classic sci-fi novel in Asimov's Foundation series.
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This classic work of science fiction should be read by anyone interested in learning more about the origins of the genre. Although the book does show its age in places, the story is still compelling and ultimately very readable.

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