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by Isaac Asimov

  • Author: Isaac Asimov
  • ISBN: 0380295792
  • ISBN13: 978-0380295791
  • ePub: 1475 kb | FB2: 1823 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Science Fiction
  • Publisher: avon; 14th edition (1972)
  • Rating: 4.6/5
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Foundation ePub download

Also by Isaac Asimov. To the memory of my father.

Also by Isaac Asimov. Seldon established two Foundations at opposite ends of the Galaxy and their location was so designed that in one short millennium events would knit and mesh so as to force out of them a stronger, more permanent, more benevolent Second Empire. Foundation has told the story of one of those Foundations during the first two centuries of life.

The Foundation series is a science fiction book series written by American author Isaac Asimov. First collected in 1951, for thirty years the series was a trilogy: Foundation, Foundation and Empire, and Second Foundation

The Foundation series is a science fiction book series written by American author Isaac Asimov. First collected in 1951, for thirty years the series was a trilogy: Foundation, Foundation and Empire, and Second Foundation. It won the one-time Hugo Award for "Best All-Time Series" in 1966. Asimov began adding new volumes in 1981, with two sequels: Foundation's Edge and Foundation and Earth, and two prequels: Prelude to Foundation, Forward the Foundation.

ISAAC ASIMOV began his Foundation series at the age of twenty-one, not realizing that it would one day be considered a cornerstone of science fiction

ISAAC ASIMOV began his Foundation series at the age of twenty-one, not realizing that it would one day be considered a cornerstone of science fiction. During his legendary career, Asimov penned over 470 books on subjects ranging from science to Shakespeare to history, though he was most loved for his award-winning science fiction sagas, which include the Robot, Empire, and Foundation series. Named a Grand Master of Science Fiction by the Science Fiction Writers of America, Asimov entertained and educated readers of all ages for close to five decades.

Isaac Asimov (/ˈæzɪmɒv/; c. January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was an American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University. He was known for his works of science fiction and popular science. His books have been published in 9 of the 10 major categories of the Dewey Decimal Classification.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. The story of our future begins with the Foundation. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme.

Isaac Asimov; born Isaak Yudovich Ozimov; circa January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was an American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University.

Isaac Asimov; born Isaak Yudovich Ozimov; circa January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was an American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. His books have been published in 9 of the 10 major categories of the Dewey Decimal Classification

Foundation (Foundation is a Science Fiction novel by Isaac Asimov. 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.

Foundation (Foundation is a Science Fiction novel by Isaac Asimov. Mankind's last best hope is faced with an agonizing choice: submit to the barbarians and be overrun - or fight them and be destroyed. List Chapter or Page: 1. the story behind the "Foundation".

Isaac Asimov began his Foundation series at the age of twenty-one, not realizing that it would one day be considered a cornerstone of science fiction. During his legendary career, Asimov penned more than 470 books on subjects ranging from science to Shakespeare to history, though he was most loved for his award-winning science fiction sagas, which include the Robot, Empire, and Foundation series. Named a Grand Master of Science Fiction by the Science Fiction Writers of America, Asimov entertained and educated readers of all ages for close to five decades

The Story Behind The "Foundation" By Isaac Asimov.

The Story Behind The "Foundation" By Isaac Asimov. The date was August 1, 1941. World War II had been raging for two years. Any money that was involved was paid to Gnome Press and I didn't see much of that. And yet there was some foreign interest.

The Foundation Trilogy concists of: 1. Foundations 2. Foundation and Empire 3. Second . Isaac Asimov - Foundation 1 of 8 download. Second Foundation The Foundation Trilogy is an epic science fiction series. The books are rather hard to follow due to Asimov never making it quite clear as to what's going on or what people's motivations are, but concentration and a little re-reading make them somewhat worthwhile (although I think they're terribly overrated). Isaac Asimov - Foundation 2 of 8 download.

1st book in his series
Thetalune
Isaac Asimov was a brilliant thinker and writer. His 'Foundation' series has been on my to-read list for a long time. I can see why this book invariably winds up on so many all time great lists. His themes incorporate religion, war, psychology, politics, and so on.
The book jacket summarizes this 66-year-old book well. It stands up well to the passage of time. The twists and surprises take the story in unexpected and interesting directions. Asimov does not waste much space developing characters. In fact, it seems to me the characters in 'Foundation' take a distinct back seat to the story direction and underlying themes. If you like action-packed Sci-Fi, this book may not be your cup of tea. But if you like big human ideas,themes, or morals; you might want to read this one.
Ericaz
This review is specifically of the Kindle edition, published by Ballantine/Bantam.

The Foundation Trilogy is a wonderful piece of work, but the Kindle edition butchers it! Someone has decided to water down Asimov's prose, eliminating some of the more enjoyable passages of the book. Here are some examples, found by comparison with an old Bantam Doubleday hardcover edition.

Several pages into chapter 3, Salvor Hardin is arguing with the Encyclopedists about the decline of the Empire.

Original: "If you ask me,", he cried, "THE GALAXY IS GOING TO POT!"

Kindle: "If you ask me,", he cried, "THE GALACTIC EMPIRE IS DYING!"

In chapter 5, Hardin is again meeting with the Encyclopedists and discussing the threat received from Anacreon.

Original: The message from Anacreon ... boils down easily and straightforwardly to the unqualified statement ... "You give us what we want in a week, or we beat the hell out of you and take it anyway."

Kindle: The message from Anacreon ... boils down easily and straightforwardly to the unqualified statement ... "You give us what we want in a week, or we take it by force."

I'm going to be asking for a refund.
Delirium
Foundation by Isaac Asimov is the first book in the Foundation trilogy, set about 50,000 years in the future. The second and third volumes in the trilogy are Foundation and Empire and Second Foundation. With many, many reviews describing the books, there is little need for a description of the plot here. Instead, I'll give a few incidental notes on the SciFi ideas embedded in Foundation trilogy and my recommendations for potential readers.

"Foundation" is from the 1940's, when some of the ubiquitous ideas of modern science fiction were born. In the 1940's, it was already clear that the universe was a very large and complex place (though it is even larger and more complex now than was known then!). So, writers, including Asimov, invented the devices of transport and communication faster than the speed of light. This brought the stars within "reach" and opened wide horizons for imagining how the future might develop if such technologies existed. "Foundation" and its original trilogy brought forth one of Asimov's unique contributions to the imagined future of science: "psychohistory." The concept of psychohistory is that large-scale social and political events can be mathematically forecast in the form of event probabilities. Asimov's various writings use these assumptions to write stories dealing with social, political, and individual challenges of an imagined future. Asimov adroitly mixes the large- and small-scale human events into richly entertaining stories. "Foundation" and other novels of the trilogy are composed of related vignettes, reflecting their original publication in serialized form. I find this style works well for these and other Asimov books, with small-scale stories adding together to convey a sweep of events. The whole adds up to more than the sum of the parts.

For readers who have little experience with SciFi novels, I think "Foundation" would be an excellent place to start. The writing is direct, crisp, and clear, and is fine for YA or adult readers. The original Foundation trilogy is almost completely free of profanity and sexual themes. Violence is limited to the occasional murder and wars at a distance.

If you are already a SciFi fan, and have not read some of Isaac Asimov's work, this is an excellent place to start, although it is not the "beginning". A semi-rational path for readers new to Asimov would be "Foundation", followed, if you like it by the two other members of the original trilogy, "Foundation and Empire," and "Second Foundation". From here, if you want a little more, try either the Robot series or the expanded 7-book Foundation series. If you are game for a lot more, and want to see Asimov's "future history" in a roughly (future) chronological order, I'd suggest looking at Asimov's main set of future history works that comprise the Empire series, the Robot series, and the expanded Foundation series.

I'd rate "Foundation" as Must Read for all except those who are severely SciFi-phobic!!
Amarin
Asimov's classic! The first 3 books are short and rather easy to read. The Foundation books written are after the initial Foundation trilogy are fantastic and very interesting. I would recommend reading the Robot novels after the Foundation trilogy and before the other Foundation books.
Cobandis
Isaac Asimov's Foundation is a classic within the sci-fi genre. Published before there awards for the genre, Foundation remains one of the most read and most recognized stories that served to define and demonstrate the scope of the field. The tale is set thousands of years in the future when mankind has settled much of the galaxy. At this point, the "empire" is in decline much like the Roman Empire and like Rome, few noticed what was happening. Into this mix comes Hari Sheldon who created the field of psycohistory that is mathematically based in terms of plotting and predicting social evolution and its future. He bands together a small group on the fringe of the empire as a ray of hope to shepherd humanity through a period of "dark ages" that will only last 1000 years, rather than the 30,000 he calculates from doing nothing. The tale tells their story through the first several generations as they navigate successive crises that Sheldon had predicted, predicated on the civilization collapse that is ongoing.

Asimov has interstellar space travel, along with nuclear power as commonplace. He also introduces engineering marvels such as force field and blasters, but the real draw is the focus on social and political changes occurring with the almost imperceptible decay of civilization. Technology continues to operate, but the knowledge of how and why is gradually lost. As each stage reaches crisis level, the successful resolution of that crisis requires a non-intuitive solution by a new generation with different ideas and different approaches that becomes the recurring theme for shortening the inevitable interregnum period.
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