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Set in the far future, Foundation envisions a Galactic Empire that has thrived for 12,000 years, but whose decline into an age of barbarism lasting some thirty millennia is imminent--if the predictions of renegade psycho-historian Hari Seldon are accurate. Hoping to shorten the interval of this impending new Dark Age, Seldon convinces the Empire's Commission of Public Safety to allow him enact a diversionary plan--one full of surprising subterfugres and intrigues intended to create and protect a Foundation on which the future Empire will be erected.
Foundation and Empire advances the story farther into the future, in which a technologically advanced Foundation triumphs over attacking forces of the collapsing Empire. Yet even as the Foundation emerges valiantly, in fulfillment of Hari Seldon's scheme, at the far corners of the Empire a powerful mutant, whose existence was never accounted for in Seldon's projections, emerges to overwhelm the Foundation and establish his own tyrannical version of the Empire.
In Second Foundation, a new Second Foundation, whose whereabouts have been kept secret from the original Foundation for safety's sake, asserts itself as the true fulfillment of Hari Seldon's plans for the Empire--and thereby pits itself against a Foundation resentful of its usurped authority.
This edition of The Foundation Trilogy is a distinguished new addition to Barnes & Noble's line of leatherbound classics. Each volume features an elegant bonded-leather binding, distinctive gilt edging, decorative endpapers, and a colorful satin-ribbon bookmark. Collectible and durable, these volumes should be the cornerstones of every home library.
Posted April 30, 2012
I really love the content of this book, yet I ran into a quality issue with it. The pages are of good weight and the type is a good size. But the cover feels like vinyl. It isn't smooth, and has an odd "lumpy" look to it. On its own, it isn't too terrible, but on the shelf with my thirty other leatherbounds from Barnes&Noble it stands out when you feel or even look at it. I also ran into this with Wicked and Son of a Witch, and I ordered both books online.
Overall, if you're getting this book, get it in stores and make sure you look at the cover (even through the plastic) to see if it is smooth. I assuming that all of them are not like mine and it would be possible to find a nice one.
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Posted February 28, 2013
i love science fiction trilogys, but this series is very analytical and dry. its theme is based on the future and the the way it unfolds, its hard to have character development when the story line crosses thousands of years and the characters die ! im a big fan of game of thrones, and kj parker ! this series just wasnt my thing !
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Posted February 27, 2013
Excellent trilogy, classic Asimov. This book has earned a special place in the Science Fiction genre, and it is well deserved. The pages fly by and just when you think that you know where this is going, a new revelation completely changes direction. Asimov was at the peak of his writing abilities when he penned this. Great series, and this trilogy was the start of it all.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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