by Isaac Asimov

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Book 1 of 241 in the Best Science Fiction Books
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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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Anonymous | 2013-07-28 02:15:59
Love this book. A classic
Anonymous | 2015-02-11 09:16:48
Finally a book that deserves to be on this list
Anonymous | 2015-05-22 10:52:05
Simply the best.
Anonymous | 2015-07-23 07:33:59
It doesnt get better
marie ann | 2015-12-26 06:54:42
Great! The whole series was good reading. I was sad when I finished the set. And read all the side robot series as well. Love this author.
Flamer | 2016-11-10 01:16:57
The best of the best. Must read book when you are a teenager. If you interested in science articles you can check out it here
Anonymous | 2017-05-07 12:14:52
Because of this series I feel in love with Sci-Fi. Cannot think of a better way to start.
Anonymous | 2017-05-29 01:26:53
How is Foundation (one of my favourite book series) hard fiction? Is it because of the use of faster-than-light travel or because he uses gravitic energy?
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