Foundation Novels

by Isaac Asimov

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Book 1 of 72 in the Best Science Fiction Series
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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 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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3 comments
Anonymous | 2014-10-03 08:13:11
Absolute best outhere
Anonymous | 2015-08-06 01:36:02
Can you imagine most of the series on this list being this good after over 50 years. Think of the science that has been invented since Asimov wrote this--personal computers, cell phones, genetic knowledge--and yet it is still the BEST SF series out there!
jimmy from cleveland | 2015-12-13 01:47:15
Im going through your list looking for something to read. Theres 6 or 7 foundation books with the prequels and then the robot series which is a prequel to the prequel that i think is almost as good. Another 6 or seven books for you. All good. Was psycohistory disproven? And Asimov was the president of mensa! He made up the universal laws of robotics! Asimov, to me, is king. Im enjoying your reviews. Thank you
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