Prelude to Foundation

In the year 12,020 G.E., Hari Seldon arrives in the domed city of Trantor and begins to develop his theory of psychohistory, which predicts the rise of a power greater than the Empire. Reissue.

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Bantam Books

ISBN: 0553278398

Category: Fiction

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In the year 12,020 G.E., Hari Seldon arrives in the domed city of Trantor and begins to develop his theory of psychohistory, which predicts the rise of a power greater than the Empire. Reissue.

A Prelude to the Foundation of Political Economy

Oil, War, and Global Polity C. Bina. A PRELUDE TO THE FOUNDATION OF
POLITICAL ECONOMY Copyright © Cyrus Bina, 2013. All rights reserved. First
published in 2013 by PALGRAVE MACMILLAN® in the UnitedStates—a division

Author: C. Bina

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137106972

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 245

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A Prelude to the Foundation of Political Economy is a groundbreaking volume of theory and strategy on political economy and polity of the twenty-first century. Distilled in concrete terms, it elucidates the enigma of oil in view of the centrality of global social relations.

Forward the Foundation

Prelude to Foundation It is the year 12,020 G. E. and Emperor Cleon I sits
uneasily on the Imperial throne of Trantor. Here in the great multidomed capital of
the Galactic Empire, forty billion people have created a civilization of
unimaginable ...

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 055390096X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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The second of two prequel novels in Isaac Asimov’s classic science-fiction masterpiece, the Foundation series As Hari Seldon struggles to perfect his revolutionary theory of psychohistory and ensure a place for humanity among the stars, the great Galactic Empire totters on the brink of apocalyptic collapse. Caught in the maelstrom are Seldon and all he holds dear, pawns in the struggle for dominance. Whoever can control Seldon will control psychohistory—and with it the future of the Galaxy. Among those seeking to turn psychohistory into the greatest weapon known to man are a populist political demagogue, the weak-willed Emperor Cleon I, and a ruthless militaristic general. In his last act of service to humankind, Hari Seldon must somehow save his life’s work from their grasp as he searches for its true heirs—a search that begins with his own granddaughter and the dream of a new Foundation.

The Foundation Novels 7 Book Bundle

If you’ve never read these novels, then you’re in for a treat, and even if you’ve already read them, then you owe it to yourself to reread them, because they’re still great.”—Allen Steele “Quite simply, Asimov got me started ...

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 0804180571

Category: Fiction

Page: 2680

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The story of our future begins with the Foundation. Named the best series of all time by the Hugo Awards, the Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov unquestionably comprise one of the great masterworks of science fiction, unsurpassed for its unique blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building. Now, all seven volumes are together for the first time in this essential eBook bundle: FOUNDATION FOUNDATION AND EMPIRE SECOND FOUNDATION FOUNDATION’S EDGE FOUNDATION AND EARTH PRELUDE TO FOUNDATION FORWARD THE FOUNDATION 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 humanity, 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 this 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. Praise for Isaac Asimov and his Foundation series “A true polymath, a superb rationalist, an exciting and accessible writer in both fiction and nonfiction, Isaac Asimov was simply a master of all he surveyed.”—Greg Bear “Asimov served wondrous meals-of-the-mind to a civilization that was starved for clear thinking about the future. To this day, his visions spice our ongoing dinner-table conversation about human destiny.”—David Brin “Isaac was still in his teens when I met him, a fan of mine before I was a fan of his. Writing for John W. Campbell back in the famous ‘golden age of science fiction,’ he became one of the founders of our field. With the Robot stories and the Foundation stories, he helped to shape science fiction as we know it.”—Jack Williamson “I grew up on the ABC’s of science fiction—Asimov, Bradbury, Clarke. There’s a reason Asimov’s name comes first, and not just because of the alphabet!”—Janis Ian “With his fertile imagination, his wit, and his prolific output, Isaac Asimov truly laid the foundation for all future generations of science fiction writers.”—Kevin J. Anderson “If anything can be said to have been the launch pad for space-age science fiction, it has to be the Foundation trilogy. It’s a classic. And it’s unforgettable.”—Jack McDevitt “The Foundation series is one of the masterpieces of science fiction. If you’ve never read these novels, then you’re in for a treat, and even if you’ve already read them, then you owe it to yourself to reread them, because they’re still great.”—Allen Steele “Quite simply, Asimov got me started.”—Liz Williams

The Complete Critical Assembly

An awful lot of story-so-far is needed for Isaac Asimov's new Prelude to
Foundation (Grafton 461pp £11.95), although it slots into his interminable History
of the Future before the other books with 'Foundation' in the title. As known to
every sf ...

Author: David Langford

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1587153300

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 340

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Up Through an Empty House of Stars

In fact it completes the life of Hari Seldon, psychohistorian and moving spirit of
this series, in the gap between the 1988 Prelude to Foundation and the original
Foundation of 1951 (magazine version 1942). This is the period during which ...

Author: David Langford

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1592240550

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

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At last, _Up Through an Empty House of Stars_ brings together the best of the never before collected SF reviews and articles that helped build David Langford's towering reputation since 1980. Complementing the review columns collected in _The Complete Critical Assembly_ and the knockabout essays and squibs in _The Silence of the Langford_, this volume's 100 glittering selections mix serious critical insight with the inimitable Langford wit. In 2002 David Langford won his sixteenth Hugo award as Best Fan Writer, for critical and humorous commentary on SF. In the same year his occasionally scandalous SF newsletter _Ansible_ won its fifth Hugo. Langford also received the 2001 Hugo for best short story, and the 2002 Skylark Award. Here he shines a unique light on classics like Ernest Bramah, G.K. Chesterton, Robert Heinlein and Jack Vance, and analyses major SF -- and major clunkers, and minor eccentrics -- of the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s, continuing to the latest by such current stars as Gene Wolfe and China Mi, ville. Plus witty asides on crime fiction and its SF links, gleeful examination of writing so bad it's almost good, and (even at his most serious) turns of phrase to make you laugh aloud


Wordsworth , Prelude III , 188 - 90 , quoted in Geoffrey Hartman , Wordsworth ' s
Poetry 1787 - 1814 ( New Haven : Yale UP , 1964 , p . 211 . Wordsworth ,
Prelude , XI . 165 - 68 , quoted in Hartman , op . cit . , p . 249 . All words to be
found in ...




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A Beautiful Math

—Emperor Cleon to Hari Seldon, Prelude to Foundation Isaac Asimov excelled at
predicting the future. In one of his early science fiction stories, he introduced
pocket calculators decades before you could buy them at Radio Shack. In a later

Author: Tom Siegfried

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309101921

Category: Science

Page: 272

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Millions have seen the movie and thousands have read the book but few have fully appreciated the mathematics developed by John Nash's beautiful mind. Today Nash's beautiful math has become a universal language for research in the social sciences and has infiltrated the realms of evolutionary biology, neuroscience, and even quantum physics. John Nash won the 1994 Nobel Prize in economics for pioneering research published in the 1950s on a new branch of mathematics known as game theory. At the time of Nash's early work, game theory was briefly popular among some mathematicians and Cold War analysts. But it remained obscure until the 1970s when evolutionary biologists began applying it to their work. In the 1980s economists began to embrace game theory. Since then it has found an ever expanding repertoire of applications among a wide range of scientific disciplines. Today neuroscientists peer into game players' brains, anthropologists play games with people from primitive cultures, biologists use games to explain the evolution of human language, and mathematicians exploit games to better understand social networks. A common thread connecting much of this research is its relevance to the ancient quest for a science of human social behavior, or a Code of Nature, in the spirit of the fictional science of psychohistory described in the famous Foundation novels by the late Isaac Asimov. In A Beautiful Math, acclaimed science writer Tom Siegfried describes how game theory links the life sciences, social sciences, and physical sciences in a way that may bring Asimov's dream closer to reality.

A History of Portuguese Economic Thought

THE MEDIEVAL PRELUDE The foundation of the kingdom of Portugal as an
independent nation-state, with the approximate frontiers it has today, took place
in the late twelfth century. Its remoteness gave Portugal an important role to play
in ...

Author: Antonio Almodovar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134682689

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 152

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A History of Portuguese Economic Thought offers the first account in English of the development of economic thought in Portugal. The authors adopt a comparative approach to analyse how economic doctrine, theories and policies have been disseminated and assimilated by Portuguese economists in different periods. They assess the influence on Portuguese economic thought of major economists such as Adam Smith, Keynes and Hayek.

Heroes Monsters and Values

why “so many people spend their lives not trying to find answers to questions –
not even thinking of questions to begin with? Was there anything more exciting in

Author: Michael Berman

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443827762

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 210

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This exciting new anthology brings together many diverse views on blockbuster and cult science fiction films of the 1970s. These essays, which range in focus from Alien to Zardoz, explore some of the most fundamental questions about the meaning of being human. The chapters of the first section challenge our notions of heroism, confronting our ideas with issues of history, gender and embodiment. The second section’s contributions delve into the human caused monstrosities of our own ingenuity and curiosity whereby our technology transforms the human into a source of horror. The anthology’s final section is a chorus that speaks to the cinematic depictions that disrupt our religious and moral assumptions. The international group of contributors have produced a surprising, entertaining and enlightening work that will appeal to both science fiction and film enthusiasts the world over.

I Asimov

Then, on November 8, 1987, when I was nearly finished with Prelude to
Foundation, I cast aside caution and began the book I called Science Timeline.
Eventually, Harper & Row gave it the ungainly, but descriptive name of Asimov's

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307573532

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 592

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Arguably the greatest science fiction writer who ever lived, Isaac Asimov also possessed one of the most brilliant and original minds of our time. His accessible style and far-reaching interests in subjects ranging from science to humor to history earned him the nickname “the Great Explainer.” I. Asimov is his personal story—vivid, open, and honest—as only Asimov himself could tell it. Here is the story of the paradoxical genius who wrote of travel to the stars yet refused to fly in airplanes; who imagined alien universes and vast galactic civilizations while staying home to write; who compulsively authored more than 470 books yet still found the time to share his ideas with some of the great minds of our century. Here are his wide-ranging thoughts and sharp-eyed observations on everything from religion to politics, love and divorce, friendship and Hollywood, fame and mortality. Here, too, is a riveting behind-the-scenes look at the varied personalities—Campbell, Ellison, Heinlein, Clarke, del Rey, Silverberg, and others—who along with Asimov helped shape science fiction. As unique and irrepressible as the man himself, I. Asimov is the candid memoir of an incomparable talent who entertained readers for nearly half a century and whose work will surely endure into the future he so vividly envisioned.

The Wellesley Prelude

... reverential , she has laid some may be that we can detect no change in the
work , permanent foundation for that outside world . and that we are still trying to
strengthen the lowest Four years of study seem a long prelude to life .
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Isaac Asimov

Thus Daneel ( and Asimov ) lay the groundwork not only for the Second
Foundation but Gaia and Galaxia . Prelude . . . also offers its readers one of the
peculiar pleasures of science fiction — the foregrounding of background . Asimov

Author: James E. Gunn



Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 276

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Although he wrote hundreds of non-fiction works about science, mathematics, history, the Bible and literature, Isaac Asimov is best known as a science-fiction writer. In this text, James Gunn analyses his bestsellers and his contribution to the genre.

Anatomy of Wonder

Asimov then laid this theme aside for 30 years until popular demand and his
publisher ' s prodding led him to compose Foundation ' s Edge , Foundation and
Earth , and a prequel , Prelude to Foundation , describing how Hari Seldon ...

Author: Neil Barron

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 995

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This classic work is an essential tool for collection development, research, reference, and readers' advisory work."--BOOK JACKET.

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To be Continued

Prelude to Foundation . Doubleday , 1988 . 11 . Forward the Foundation .
Doubleday , 1993 . 12 . Foundation . Gnome Press , 1951 . 13 . Foundation and
Empire . Gnome Press , 1952 . 14 . Second Foundation . Gnome Press , 1953 .

Author: Merle Jacob

Publisher: Greenwood


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 364

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This guide identifies both in-print and out-of-print works of fiction featuring continuing themes, plots or characters in which there is a sense of development and passage of time. Entries are arranged alphabetically by author and are accompanied by bibliographic information.

Magill s Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Dream

... 1948-1950 ) ; additions to the series emotional motivations of the villains are
somewhat un include Foundation's Edge ( 1982 ) , Foundation and derstandable
. Drede is driven by fear to try to entrap Earth ( 1986 ) , Prelude to Foundation ...

Author: T. A. Shippey

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 9780893569082

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1126

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"These four volumes cover 791 books or series, 238 of them published during the 1980s and 1990s. the entries are 1,000 words long for single books and 1,500 for series, with a one-sentence summary beginning each entry followed by bibliographical information ... Volume 4 contains an extensive bibliography of critical works on science fiction and fantasy, a list of major award winners, a genre index." Booklist.