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Book Information: Foundation

Foundation (1951) [Novel]
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Series: Foundation
Part: 1

Summary (From the publisher):

The Galactic Empire had lasted for 12,000 years and ruled over a million planets. But now it was dying. Hari Seldon, creator of the science of psychohistory, knew that it's death would be followed by 30,000 years of brutal barbarism and savage warfare.

To preserve knowledge and shorten the dark period to a mere thousand years, Hari Seldon set up the Encyclopedia Foundation and staffed it with the best scholars and scientists of the Empire. Then he placed it upon Terminus, a bleak world at the edge of the galaxy.

But now the Empire was retreating, leaving the Foundation isolated and unprotected. Around it, little barbarian kingdoms were already beginning their wars in search of dominance.

The Foundation knew itself as the only hope of mankind. But what could it do, alone and helpless, against the greed of the warlords who were reaching out to conquer and destroy it.

Original title: Foundation
Original languages: English

Quotes:

Genre: FictionScience FictionPoliticalGalactic Empires
FictionScience FictionAnthropology/sociology

Notes:

  • Dedication: "To My Mother Of Whose Authentic Gray Hairs Not a Few Were Caused by Myself"

Edition #1: The 1,000 Year Plan

The 1,000 Year Plan (1951)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: Abridged
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The 1,000 Year Plan (1951)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Ace Books
Notes: Abridged

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Edition #2: Foundation

Foundation (1951)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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Foundation (2004)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Spectra
ISBN: 0553803719
Pages: 256

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Foundation (2001)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Voyager
ISBN: 0007115873

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Foundation (1991)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Spectra
ISBN: 0553293354
Pages: 320

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Foundation (1987)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Collins
ISBN: 0586010807
Pages: 240

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Foundation (1986)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Del Rey Books
ISBN: 0345336275
Pages: 285

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Foundation (1985)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Del Rey Books
ISBN: 0345334787

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Foundation (1984)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Del Rey Books
ISBN: 034531798X

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Foundation (1983)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Del Rey Books
ISBN: 0345308999

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Foundation (1979)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London, UK
Publisher: Panther Science Fiction
ISBN: 0586010807
Dimensions: 4.4 x 7.1 x 0.6
Pages: 189

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Foundation (1975)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Avon
ISBN: 0380009145

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Foundation (1973)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Avon
ISBN: 0380440652
Pages: 200

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Foundation (1971)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Grafton Books
ISBN: 0246118318
Pages: 224

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Foundation (1966)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Avon
ISBN: 0380192241

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Foundation (1963)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: 038505047X

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Foundation (1953)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Pages: 246

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Foundation (1951)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Gnome Press
Pages: 255
Notes: Cover by David Kyle

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