Prelude to Foundation by Isaac Asimov

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Though not as exciting as the others, it is still very fast-paced and thrilling.
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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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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 decasdes. He died, at age of seventy-two, in April 1992.
 
Published March 14, 2012 by Spectra. 530 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math. Fiction
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Reviewed by Theo Wolf Tiger on Mar 21 2013

I thought that this book was very much like the original trilogy, also containing extracts from the fictional Encyclopedia Galactia. Though not as exciting as the others, it is still very fast-paced and thrilling.

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Reviewed by Theo Wolf Tiger on Mar 21 2013

Though not as exciting as the others, it is still very fast-paced and thrilling.

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