Foundation Trilogy #1
by Isaac Asimov
Publisher: Bantam Books
Revised, ©1981, ISBN: 9780553293357
Mass market paperback, 320 pages
Price: $7.99

For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. Only Hari Seldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future—a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last thirty thousand years. To preserve knowledge and save mankind, Seldon gathers the best minds in the Empire—both scientists and scholars—and brings them to a bleak planet at the edge of the Galaxy to serve as a beacon of hope for future generations. He calls his sanctuary the Foundation.

But soon the fledgling Foundation finds itself at the mercy of corrupt warlords rising in the wake of the receding Empire. And mankind's last best hope is faced with an agonizing choice: submit to the barbarians and live as slaves—or take a stand for freedom and risk total destruction.

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Summary: Psychohistorian Hari Seldon predicts a coming Dark Age of immense length, and begins to create a colony of intellectuals and tradesmen at the far end of the universe.

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