Foundation / Isaac Asimov.
By: Asimov, Isaac.Material type: TextSeries: Foundation series: 1.Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, Edition: Bantam ed.Description: 296 pages ; 18 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0553293354; 9780553293357.Subject(s): Seldon, Hari (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Historians -- Fiction | Prophecy -- FictionGenre/Form: Science fiction. | Epic literature. | Science fiction. | Epic fiction. | Epic fiction.DDC classification: 813/.54 LOC classification: PS3551.S5 | F59 1991
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Reprint. Originally published: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1951.
"A Bantam Spectra book"--Title page verso.
pt. 1. Psychohistorians -- pt. 2. Encyclopedists -- pt. 3. Mayors -- pt. 4. Traders -- pt. 5. Merchant princes.
For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. But only Hari Sheldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future--to a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last thirty thousand years. To preserve knowledge and save mankind, 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 a future generations. 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. Mankind's last best hope is faced with an agonizing choice: submit to the barbarians and be overrun--or fight them and be destroyed.
Accelerated Reader AR UG 6.4 11.0 50406.
Reading Counts RC High School 10 13 Quiz: 04130 Guided reading level: NR.