Second Foundation

Author: Isaac Asimov
Publisher: Spectra
ISBN: 9780553900361
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Isaac Asimov's Foundation novels are one of the great masterworks of science fiction. As unsurpassed blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of men and women dedicated to preserving humanity's light in a galaxy plunged into a nightmare of ignorance and violence thirty thousand years long. After years of struggle, the Foundation lies in ruins—destroyed by the mutant mind power of the Mule. But it is rumored that there is a Second Foundation hidden somewhere at the end of the Galaxy, established to preserve the knowledge of mankind through the long centuries of barbarism. The Mule failed to find it the first time—but now he is certain he knows where it lies. The fate of the Foundation rests on young Arcadia Darell, only fourteen years old and burdened with a terrible secret. As its scientists gird for a final showdown with the Mule, the survivors of the First Foundation begin their desperate search. They too want the Second Foundation destroyed…before it destroys them. From the Paperback edition.

Foundation

Author: Isaac Asimov
Publisher: Everyman's Library
ISBN: 0307593967
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The Foundation, established after the Old Empire gives way to barbarism, fights against a mutant strain called the Mule and tries to get rid of the Second Foundation after learning it will inherit a future Empire.

The Foundation Novels 7 Book Bundle

Author: Isaac Asimov
Publisher: Spectra
ISBN: 0804180571
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The story of our future begins with the Foundation. Named the best series of all time by the Hugo Awards, the Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov unquestionably comprise one of the great masterworks of science fiction, unsurpassed for its unique blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building. Now, all seven volumes are together for the first time in this essential eBook bundle: FOUNDATION FOUNDATION AND EMPIRE SECOND FOUNDATION FOUNDATION’S EDGE FOUNDATION AND EARTH PRELUDE TO FOUNDATION FORWARD THE FOUNDATION 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 humanity, 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 this 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. Praise for Isaac Asimov and his Foundation series “A true polymath, a superb rationalist, an exciting and accessible writer in both fiction and nonfiction, Isaac Asimov was simply a master of all he surveyed.”—Greg Bear “Asimov served wondrous meals-of-the-mind to a civilization that was starved for clear thinking about the future. To this day, his visions spice our ongoing dinner-table conversation about human destiny.”—David Brin “Isaac was still in his teens when I met him, a fan of mine before I was a fan of his. Writing for John W. Campbell back in the famous ‘golden age of science fiction,’ he became one of the founders of our field. With the Robot stories and the Foundation stories, he helped to shape science fiction as we know it.”—Jack Williamson “I grew up on the ABC’s of science fiction—Asimov, Bradbury, Clarke. There’s a reason Asimov’s name comes first, and not just because of the alphabet!”—Janis Ian “With his fertile imagination, his wit, and his prolific output, Isaac Asimov truly laid the foundation for all future generations of science fiction writers.”—Kevin J. Anderson “If anything can be said to have been the launch pad for space-age science fiction, it has to be the Foundation trilogy. It’s a classic. And it’s unforgettable.”—Jack McDevitt “The Foundation series is one of the masterpieces of science fiction. If you’ve never read these novels, then you’re in for a treat, and even if you’ve already read them, then you owe it to yourself to reread them, because they’re still great.”—Allen Steele “Quite simply, Asimov got me started.”—Liz Williams

The Foundation Trilogy

Author: Isaac Asimov
Publisher: www.bnpublishing.com
ISBN: 9781607962731
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A transcript of the BBC's radio adaptation of The foundation trilogy.

Die Rettung des Imperiums

Author: Isaac Asimov
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641131375
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Der Grundstein der Foundation Trantor im Jahr 12020: Das Zentrum der Galaxis wird regiert von Imperator Cleon I. Hari Seldon, ein junger Wissenschaftler, stellt erstmals seine Theorie der Psychohistorik vor, die auf der Basis mathematischer, soziologischer und statistischer Methoden präzise Vorhersagen über das Verhalten großer Gruppen von Menschen – Imperien beispielsweise – möglich macht. Cleon I. wird darauf aufmerksam und will Seldons Hilfe. Insbesondere der erste Minister Cleons, Eto Demerzel, scheint gar nicht begeistert von diesem Vorhaben zu sein. Hari Seldon muss von Trantor fliehen und begibt sich auf die Suche nach der vor Urzeiten verschollenen Erde, und seine Gegner sind ihm dabei ständig auf den Fersen ...

Das Foundation Projekt

Author: Isaac Asimov
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641132061
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Die Anfänge der Foundation Man schreibt das Jahr 12020. Von der Hauptstadt Trantor aus regiert Cleon I. über sein gigantisches Sternenreich. Doch das Imperium zeigt erste Risse, und der Imperator weiß, dass seine Herrschaft bedroht ist. Dunkel und unheilschwanger liegt eine ungewisse Zukunft vor ihm, denn der Zerfall, so behaupten es alle Prognosen, lässt sich nicht aufhalten. Nicht einmal die neuste Wissenschaft, die Psychohistorik, kann etwas gegen den drohenden Untergang ausrichten ... Seine Vision umspannt Jahrtausende, sein Zukunftsbild der Menschheit umfasst die gesamte Galaxis: Isaac Asimov hat mit seinen Romanen nicht nur die Geschichte der Science Fiction entscheidend geprägt. Er war mit seinen ehrgeizigen Entwürfen einer Gesellschaft, die das All besiedelt und sich zu einem Volk von Sternenfahrern entwickelt, maßgeblich an der Begeisterung des goldenen Raumfahrtzeitalters des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts beteiligt. Mit dem Foundation-Projekt hat Isaac Asimov eine autobiografisch gefärbte Vorgeschichte zum großen Foundation-Zyklus geschrieben.