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Prelude to Foundation  Cover Image Book Book

Prelude to Foundation / Isaac Asimov.

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  • ISBN: 9780385233132
  • ISBN: 0385233132
  • ISBN: 9780385245852
  • ISBN: 0385245858
  • Physical Description: x, 403 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Doubleday, 1988.

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General Note:
Publisher, publishing date and paging may vary.
"A Foundation book."
This, the latest of the 14 Foundation books, is reckoned by Asimov to be the 9th in terms of the chronology of the events covered. Cf. "Author's note (p. ix-x).
Summary, etc.:
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 technological and cultural complexity. Yet Cleon knows there are those who would see him fall - those whom he would destroy if only he could read the future. Hari Seldon has come to Trantor to deliver his paper on psychohistory, his remarkable theory of prediction. Little does the young Outworld mathematician know that he has already sealed his fate and the fate of humanity. For Hari possesses the prophetic power that makes him the most wanted man in the Empire ... the man who holds the key to the future - an apocalyptic power to be know forever after as the Foundation.
Subject: Seldon, Hari (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Life on other planets > Fiction.
Psychohistory > Fiction.
Genre: Science fiction.
Fiction.

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Prelude to Foundation
Prelude to Foundation
by Asimov, Isaac; Gunn, James (Introduction by); DiFate, Vincent (Illustrator)
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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 technological and cultural complexity. Yet Cleon knows there are those who would see him fall - those whom he would destroy if only he could read the future. Hari Seldon has come to Trantor to deliver his paper on psychohistory, his remarkable theory of prediction. Little does the young Outworld mathematician know that he has already sealed his fate and the fate of humanity. For Hari possesses the prophetic power that makes him the most wanted man in the Empire... the man who holds the key to the future - an apocalyptic power to be know forever after as the Foundation. From the Paperback edition.

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