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Cover of: Foundation | Isaac Asimov
About the Book

One of the great masterworks of science fiction, the Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building.

The story of our future begins with the history of Foundation and its greatest psychohistorian: Hari Seldon. For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. Only Hari Seldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future--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 future 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. And mankind's last best hope is faced with an agonizing choice: submit to the barbarians and live as slaves--or take a stand for freedom and risk total destruction.

32 editions First published in 1951

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2004, Random House Publishing Group
E-book in English
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2004, Bantam Books
in English
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January 22, 2002, Plaza y Janes
Mass Market Paperback in Spanish - 2nd edition
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March 1, 2000, Heyne
Paperback
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Foundation (Foundation Novels)
October 1999, Tandem Library
School & Library Binding in English
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Fundación
1994, Plaza & Janés
in Spanish - 7a ed en esta colección.
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1994, HarperCollins Science Fiction & Fantasy
in English
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Foundation: The Psychohistorians (Harper Classics)
July 1994, Harper Audio
Audio Cassette in English
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Fundacion
1991, Plaza & Janes
in Spanish
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Foundation
November 1991, Turtleback Books Distributed by Demco Media
Turtleback in English
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Foundation
October 1, 1991, Spectra
Mass Market Paperback in English - Revised edition
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1988, Grafton
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Foundation
April 1, 1988, Random House Audio
Audio cassette in English - Abridged edition
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Fundación
January 1, 1986, Plaza & Janes Editores, S.A.
Paperback in Spanish - 5th edition
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Fundacion
January 1986, Tandem Library
Library Binding in English
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Foundation: (#1) (Foundation Series ; Bk 1)
July 12, 1986, Del Rey
Mass Market Paperback in English - 1st Ballantine Books ed edition
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Foundation
1986, Grafton
in English
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Fundación
June 1984, Bruguera
Paperback in Spanish
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Foundation: The Psychohistorians
December 1984, Caedmon Audio Cassette
Audio Cassette
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Foundation
1983, Ballantine Books
in English - 1st Ballantine Books ed.
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Foundation
1983, Granada
in English
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Foundation
1979, J. Curley
in English - [Large print ed.].
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Foundation: the psychohistorian's
1976, Caedmon
in English
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Foundation
1968, Avon Book
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Foundation
1966, Avon
in English
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Foundation (Foundation Novels)
January 1963, Doubleday Books
in English
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1960, Hamilton & Co
in English
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1960, Panther
in English
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1960, Panther
in English
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1953, Weidenfeld & Nicolson
in English
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1951, Doubleday
in English
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1951, Gnome Press
in English - [1st ed.]

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