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: Spectra

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.

Second Foundation

The second volume in the world-famous Foundation saga.

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0586017135

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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WINNER OF THE HUGO AWARD FOR BEST ALL-TIME SERIES The Foundation series is Isaac Asimov's iconic masterpiece. Unfolding against the backdrop of a crumbling Galactic Empire, the story of Hari Seldon's two Foundations is a lasting testament to an extraordinary imagination, one whose unprecedented scale shaped science fiction as we know it today. The First Foundation has been defeated, crushed by the formidable mental powers of the Mule. But whispers of the mysterious Second Foundation, the only hope of defeating the Mule, are beginning to spread... Surviving members of the First Foundation also fear the secret powers of the Second Foundation, vowing to find and destroy it. However, the location of the Second Foundation remains shrouded in mystery. Finding it will lead the Foundation to the opposite end of the Galaxy, where the fate of Seldon's two Foundations awaits.

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

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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

Foundation

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An Asimov Companion

This reference work identifies and describes all of the characters, locales, artifacts, concepts and institutions in Asimov's metaseries.

Author: Donald E. Palumbo

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476623945

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 196

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A prolific author, Isaac Asimov is most admired for his science fiction, including his collection of short stories I, Robot and his Robot, Empire and Foundation series novels. While each of these narratives takes place in a different fictional universe, Asimov asserted at the end of his career that he had, with his last Robot and Foundation novels, unified them into one coherent metaseries. This reference work identifies and describes all of the characters, locales, artifacts, concepts and institutions in Asimov’s metaseries. Mimicking the style of The Encyclopedia Galactica, the fictional compendium of all human knowledge that features prominently in the Foundation series, this encyclopedia is an invaluable companion to Asimov’s science fiction oeuvre.

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
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Author: James E. Gunn

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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.



Fantasy Science Fiction

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To be Continued

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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

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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.

Science Reporter

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The Wellesley Prelude

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foundation of Of stars and planets where I sought in vain My song amid their
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Kliatt Audiobook Guide

Author: Jean B. Palmer

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

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Page: 237

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Offers a review guide from KLIATT to approximately 400 audiobooks. The collection can be used for working with visually impaired, learning disabled, reluctant or voracious readers. The review offers listening level advice, and evaluations of the reader/narrator and technical quality.

Isaac Asimov

Looks at Asimov's life, and discusses his fiction and nonfiction works, dealing mostly with his Robotic and Foundation stories

Author: William F. Touponce

Publisher: Boston : Twayne Publishers

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 122

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Looks at Asimov's life, and discusses his fiction and nonfiction works, dealing mostly with his Robotic and Foundation stories

Prelude to Struggle

... 153–54 Ethnographic research , 36–38 , 115 , 190 , 195 , 201 Ethnographies ,
25 , 194 Evening Bulletin , The , 153 F Ford Foundation , 150 theoretical
approaches of class and beliefs in , 191 theoretical implications of , 187
unemployment ...

Author: Katie Day

Publisher: University Press of Amer

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In Prelude to Struggle, Katie Day analyzes the findings of a three-year study of the African American churches in North Philadelphia, the most impoverished section of the city. All of these congregations were engaged in significant community economic development projects, yet pursued their common goals through two distinct strategic approaches. Five of the churches joined a citywide community organizing coalition while the others stayed within the traditional entrepreneurial paradigm. Day argues that whether an urban African American congregation utilizes the more grassroots, confrontational tactics and structural change orientation of community organizing, or relies on the traditional model of the entrepreneurial pastor, the choice of strategy is not related to either congregational factors or pastoral leadership considered in isolation.

A Prelude to the Foundation of Political Economy

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.

Author: Cyrus Bina

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230115613

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

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This is a groundbreaking volume of theory and strategy on political economy and polity of the twenty-first century, which unites domains of economics, politics, international relations, and the environment in an organic whole. Distilled in concrete terms, it elucidates the enigma of oil in view of the centrality of global social relations and with respect to two major exigencies of our time, namely, world peace, and defense of our ecosystem. A Prelude to the Foundation of Political Economy also highlights the need for detachment of US foreign policy from dependence on oil, to reveal rather vividly the illusion of America's power and leadership. This book is a wakeup call to the altered reality in which we live.

The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth The prelude

There are many aversions of this kind , which , though they have some
foundation in nature , have yet so slight a one , that , though they may have
prevailed hundreds of years , a philosopher will look upon them as accidents . So
with respect ...

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