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Prelude to Foundation

Authors: Asimov, Isaac
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC004000, FIC028020, FIC028030
ISBN: 9780553900958, Related ISBNs: 0307970604, 0307970612, 0385233132, 0385245858, 0553278398
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 448,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: The first of two prequel novels in Isaac Asimov’s classic science-fiction masterpiece, the Foundation series

THE EPIC SAGA THAT INSPIRED THE UPCOMING APPLE TV+ SERIES FOUNDATION

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 known forever after as the Foundation.
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