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Foundation (The Foundation Novels #03)

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Staff Pick

In 1965, Asimov's Foundation trilogy beat out several other science fiction and fantasy series (including The Lord of the Rings) to receive a special Hugo Award for "Best All-Time 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.

Synopsis:

The universe is not nearly as random as it appears in this fun, pulpy early work from the award-winning science fiction novelist Philip K. Dick.

Synopsis:

In 2203 anyone can become the ruler of the solar system. There are no elections, no interviews, no prerequisites whatsoever—it all comes down to the random turns of a giant wheel. But when a new Quizmaster takes over, the old one still keeps some rights, namely the right to hire an unending stream of assassins to attempt to kill the new leader. In the wake of the most recent change in leadership, employees of the former ruler scurry to find an assassin who can get past telepathic guards. But when one employee switches sides, troubling facts about the lottery system come to light, and it just might not be possible for anyone to win.

About the Author

Isaac Asimov began his Foundation Series at the age of twenty-one, not realizing that it would one day be considered a cornerstone of science fiction. During his legendary career, Asimov penned pver 470 books on subjects ranging from science to Shakespeare to history, though he was most loved for his award-winning science fiction sagas, which include the Robot, Empire, and Foundation series. Named a Grand Master of Science Fiction by the Science Fiction Writers of America, Asimov entertained and educated readers of all ages for close to five decades. He died, at age of seventy-two, in April 1992.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553382570
Author:
Asimov, Isaac
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Author:
Dick, Philip K.
Subject:
Science Fiction - Series
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Science fiction
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Life on other planets
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Science / General
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Science Fiction and Fantasy-Series Adventure
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science-fiction;assassins;revolution;Philip K. Dick;universe
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reprint ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
The Foundation Series
Series Volume:
03
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.18x5.68x.61 in. .65 lbs.

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Product details 208 pages Bantam Books - English 9780553382570 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

In 1965, Asimov's Foundation trilogy beat out several other science fiction and fantasy series (including The Lord of the Rings) to receive a special Hugo Award for "Best All-Time Series."

"Synopsis" by , The universe is not nearly as random as it appears in this fun, pulpy early work from the award-winning science fiction novelist Philip K. Dick.
"Synopsis" by ,
In 2203 anyone can become the ruler of the solar system. There are no elections, no interviews, no prerequisites whatsoever—it all comes down to the random turns of a giant wheel. But when a new Quizmaster takes over, the old one still keeps some rights, namely the right to hire an unending stream of assassins to attempt to kill the new leader. In the wake of the most recent change in leadership, employees of the former ruler scurry to find an assassin who can get past telepathic guards. But when one employee switches sides, troubling facts about the lottery system come to light, and it just might not be possible for anyone to win.

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