Prelude to Foundation by Isaac Asimov

Prelude to Foundation

By Isaac Asimov

  • Publication Date: 1988-04-01
  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 140 Ratings)

Book Overview

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.

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Recent Reviews

  • Amazing series

    5
    By upflow
    Incredible realistic plot and a fitting beginning to one of the most famous and well respected sci fi series of all time. Oh how I would love to see this done as a film series-but with such nuance and detail I am not sure it should even be attempted or could even come close to doing service to the books
  • Nice book

    5
    By Jukut undis
    Very nice book
  • Awesome

    5
    By ==JazzPro==
    Most awesome book ever
  • Great Book

    5
    By RestaurantAppReview
    If you are thinking of reading Foundation read this first! It puts so much about Hari Seldon into perspective, I don't know how people could have read Foundation back in the 1950's without this great prequel (written in the 80's). I actually think like this book more than Foundation itself.
  • Prelude to Foundation

    5
    By SpeshInVegas
    Journey through Trantor. I really liked this book. I thought Hari's journey through the different levels of Trantor was the prefect setting. I also enjoyed Hari's make-shift family. If you are a fan of the series, read this, you'll enjoy.

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