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    Features
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: HarperCollins
    • ISBN: 9780007270422, 0007270429
    • Edition: 1st, 2008
    • Pages: 189
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    Description

    The Foundation is Isaac Asimov’s classic work of science fiction.

    Summary of the Book

    On Trantor, the capital of the twelve thousand year old Galactic Empire, Hari Seldon, a mathematician and psychologist, has developed psychohistory, a new field of science and psychology. The Empire is slowly decaying, almost reminiscent of the Western Roman Empire. Seldon’s mathematics proves that the empire stands on the brink of destruction, and this angers the aristocratic members of the Committee of Public Safety. The events that follow set off a chain reaction which changes the Empire forever. Seldon gathers the brightest minds in the empire to save it, forming a sanctuary Foundation. In their hands rests the fate of the Empire, and civilization itself.

    About Isaac Asimov

    Isaac Asimov was an American novelist, short story writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University. He is best remembered for his science fiction novels, including I, Robot, Foundation and Empire, Foundation and Earth and The Robots of Dawn.

    Considered one of the pioneers of the Science Fiction genre, Asimov also wrote under the name of Paul French. A long-time member and vice president of Mensa International, he was awarded the Hugo Award and the asteroid 5020 Asimov, a crater on the planet Mars, and a literary award are named in his honor.

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      • Isaac Asimov was the most famous, most honored, most widely read, and most beloved science fiction author of all time. In his five decades as an author, he wrote more than four hundred books, won every award his readers and colleagues could contrive to give him, and provided pleasure and insight to millions.Isaac Asimov was born in Russia in 1920 and grew up in the USA. His fantastic career as a science fiction writer began in 1939 with the appearance of a short story 'Marooned Off Vesta', in Amazing Stories. He won the Hugo Award four times and the Nebula Award once. With nearly five hundred books to his name and several hundred articles, Asimov's output was prolific by any standards. He died in 1992 at the age of 72.
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    5

    Must read Sci-Fi.

    If you like the science fiction, this book is must read. I accidentally put the order for the middle book in the 'Foundation' series. Nonetheless, reading this book is really a pleasure. Following is the chronological order in which the entire series should be read.

    1)Prelude to Foundation
    2)Forward the Foundation
    3)Foundation
    4)Foundation and Empire
    5)Second Foundation
    6)Foundation's Edge
    7)Foundation and Earth
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    Tejas Sarade

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    ORDER OF THE BOOKS

    The Author recommends that following chronological order be maintained
    The Complete Robot (1982) and/or I, Robot (1950)
    Caves of Steel (1954)
    The Naked Sun (1957)
    The Robots of Dawn (1983)
    Robots and Empire (1985)
    The Currents of Space (1952)
    The Stars, Like Dust (1951)
    Pebble in the Sky (1950)
    Prelude to Foundation (1988)
    Forward the Foundation (1993)
    Foundation (1951)
    Foundation and Empire (1952)
    Second Foundation (1953)
    Foundation's Edge (1982)
    Foundation and Earth (1986)

    As you see the ...
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    Amol Kulkarni

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    Pure Genius!

    Wow...just wow! Hats off to Mr Asimov.

    Isaac Asimov shows a pretty rough future moving on to an era where the existence of the Earth itself has been forgotten. Psychohistory is seems more believable a science rather than a fancy concept.

    The book is composed of 5 short stories rather than a lengthy monologue. Mr Asimov doesn't waste any time setting things up, rather moves straight to the point in each of those stories. This makes the book pretty much fast paced and exciting.

    The character...
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    Aneet Singh Chadha

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    21 Jul, 2012

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    Intellectually entertaining.

    I was disappointed when I found many spelling mistakes and other editorial errors in my copy. And hence, I would have to rate the book down for professionalism.
    And being a kid, I desperately needed a dictionary since Asimov uses hard, long words. His style is inornate. So those who look for style while reading should be wary. But the way he makes the readers reach the point is commendable. Though I had to read the book twice to fully grasp what he was trying to say, the experience was fulfi...
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    Sunil Neelakantan

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    Value-for-money

    It is that kind of si-fi which also provides a platform for religion, politics, trade, civic leaders, civilisation to play its part along with much obvious technology. The story revolves around dying Galactic Empire and vision of brilliant although misunderstood psychohistorian Hari Seldon, who has predicted the death and process of beginning of new empire. He who highlights the sense of dark ages and tiring process of evolution of civilisation to a better empire. Although some of the technol...
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    Shafqat Mobarak

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    very bad sci fi

    one of the worst book i ever read. No literary invention, tasteless language and a plotless story. This book is about some galactic empire and the rest is complete pseudoscience
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    Ratheesh Kumar

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    Awesome work...Clearly the best SF book ever in history and probably beyond

    This book may really have what it takes to predict the future and so it has happened through all past. A great start to an epic saga of humanism and struggle for survival, politics and freedom. A real trademark of its class
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    Aniruddha Bera

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    18 Jul, 2014

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    Great Insight for the future

    Of all the science fiction I read, the human beings of the future were super-smart and tech-savvy. However, like Isaac Asimov, I believe that this need not be the case. A great read providing enormous insight to human beings and their nature as a community. I'd say its a must-read for all the Science Fiction as well as anthropology/history fans.
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    Rahil Sheikh

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    30 Aug, 2013

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    Not a SciFi according to me

    Barbarous.

    The setting may have many terms - say it Fantasy, SciFi or any Damn thing one may describe it as. But the core subject of discussion in this book is Politics and I HATE it.

    The only part of the book I liked was the story on Horse, Wolf and Man told by Salvor Hardin.
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    Shashank Pedamallu

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    8 Jul, 2013

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    A cracker of a series

    The foundation series (or trilogy if you may call it), is one helluva read. Isaac Asimov books have always been amazing, and for me this series is the best of all Asimov's novels (short stories aside). Or the entire series now! This guy is the baap of sci-fi.
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    Sandeep Sulakhe

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