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An edition of Foundation (1951)

Foundation

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Written in English

200 pages

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.

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2004, Random House Publishing Group
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2002, MDS Books-Mediasat
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2002, Random House Mondadori, S.A.
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Fundacion
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Fundacion
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Le Cycle De Fondation
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Foundation.
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Le cycle de Fondation
January 20, 1999, Omnibus
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Foundation (Foundation Novels)
October 1999, Tandem Library
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Fundacion / Foundation
January 1998, Turtleback Books Distributed by Demco Media
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Foundation
March 28, 1994, Collins
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1994, HarperCollins Science Fiction & Fantasy
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1994, Plaza & Janés
in Spanish / español - 7a ed en esta colección.
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Asimov (Foundation) 12 SW
March 19, 1991, Grafton
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Foundation
October 1, 1991, Spectra
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Foundation
November 1991, Turtleback Books Distributed by Demco Media
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1991, Plaza & Janes
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Foundation
April 1, 1988, Random House Audio
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1988, Grafton
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Le Cycle De Fondation
1986, denoël
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Foundation
1986, Grafton
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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January 1986, Tandem Library
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January 1, 1986, Plaza & Janes Editores, S.A.
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Sep 21, 1985, France Loisirs
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December 12, 1985, Del Rey
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1984, W. Heyne
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FOUNDATION (Foundation Novels (Paperback))
July 12, 1984, Del Rey
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Fundación
June 1984, Bruguera
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FOUNDATION (Foundation Novels (Paperback))
February 12, 1983, Del Rey
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Foundation
1983, Granada
in English
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Foundation
1983, Ballantine Books
in English - 1st Ballantine Books ed.
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Fundacion
1980, Bruguera Libro Amigo
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Foundation
1979, J. Curley
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Foundation
Apr 21, 1976, Panther Book
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Foundation
May 5, 1975, Avon Books
Mass Market Paperback
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Foundation
1968, Avon Book
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Foundation
1966, Avon Books
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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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Foundation
1960, Granada
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Foun dation
1960, Panther
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1960, Panther
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1960, Hamilton & Co
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Foundation.
1953, Weidenfeld & Nicolson
in English
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Foundation (Foundation Novels (Audio))
January 1951, Books On Tape
Audio Cassette in English
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Foundation.
1951, Gnome Press
in English - [1st ed.]
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Foundation
1951, Doubleday
in English

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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.

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OL7431780M
Internet Archive
foundation00asim
ISBN 10
0380440652
ISBN 13
9780380440658
OCLC/WorldCat
1007004
Library Thing
3116747
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