In the year 12,020 G.E., Emperor Cleon I rules over Trantor. In this multi-domed capital of the Galactic Empire, billions of people live at the centre of a civilization far advanced in technology and culture. Cleon sits uneasily on the throne, knowing that there are always those looking to misuse a single lapse in his rule to dethrone him. He’d have surely destroyed them all if he could read the future. A young Outworld mathematician comes to Trantor to deliver his paper on a theory of prediction he calls psychohistory. He is Hari Seldon, and he possesses the power of foresight, a power everyone in the Empire is hunting for. In his hands rests the future, and the seed of an apocalyptic power that is called the Foundation. read more...
It is the year 12,020 G.E. and the last Galactic Emperor of the Autun dynasty, Cleon I, sits uneasily on the throne. These are troubled times and Cleon is desperate to find a way to calm them. When young Outworld mathematician Hari Seldon arrives on Trantor to present a paper on psychohistory, his astounding theory of prediction, the Emperor believes that his future security may rest on Seldon's prophetic powers. But Hari Seldon becomes the most wanted man in the Empire as he struggles desperately to keep his remarkable theory from falling into the wrong hands. At the same time he must forge the key to the future-a power to be known as the Foundation! In prelude to foundation, what happened in the many centuries before the events made famous in Asimov's other Foundation novels - hitherto only hinted at - is now revealed. read less...
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