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Foundation (English, Paperback, Asimov Isaac)

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Foundation  (English, Paperback, Asimov Isaac)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Genre: Fiction
  • ISBN: 9780007270422, 9780007270422
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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

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.

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Aneet Singh Chadha

Jul, 2012

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Probably the best Sci-Fi series ever written.

Isaac Asimov shows us why he's considered one of the greatest sci-fi authors of all time with this masterful work. Inspired by the "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire"(a spectacular work of literature by itself), he spins such a thrilling, complex, futuristic tale of galaxy-wide scope spanning over hundreds of years that almost everything else pales compared to his genius. Most modern sci-fi novels have at least some element ripped-off the Foundation series. If you're looking for a book tha...
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Sid

Jan, 2012

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The Standard for Sci-Fi Writing

While it would be quite unfair to call the ‘Foundation Series’ Asimov’s magnum-opus as his genius is seen in most of his works, it deserves to be right up there with the all time best.

Asimov is the final word on sci-fi writing, and this book proves the point. Set in the distant future about a dying galactic empire it covers various aspects such as: technology, society, politics and blends it in beautiful way. This is the 3rd book in the series, and can be read as a standalone. However read...
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Abhi

Dec, 2011

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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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Dec, 2011

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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)

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Amol Kulkarni

Jan, 2014

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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

May, 2012

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Mind-blowing purchase

Wonderful Read. delivery was okay.
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Alan Bosco

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Oct, 2018

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Terrific

Quality of the book is very cheap, I doubt it's authenticity.
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Anirudh Saini

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Jul, 2018

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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

Mar, 2017

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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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Q:Is this first book in the foundation series?
A:Yes. Second in the series is: Foundation and Empire. Third in the series is: Second Foundation
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