The Foundation Trilogy – Isaac Asimov (1st thus)


The Foundation Trilogy – Isaac Asimov (1st thus)


Title: The Foundation Trilogy

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, New York. Book club edition. Most probably printed in the 1960s. First thus.

Condition: Hardcover, with dust jacket. Very good. Slight wear, with small closed tears, to dust jacket. Interior near fine. Three books in one. A heavy book, overseas shipping will cost extra.

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1st Book Club edition, containing the first three books on Asimov’s Foundation trilogy.

About the Foundation series (from Wikipedia):

The Foundation series is a science fiction series of books written by American author Isaac Asimov. For nearly thirty years, the series was a trilogy: Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation. It won the one-time Hugo Award for “Best All-Time Series” in 1966.

The premise of the series is that the mathematician Hari Seldon spent his life developing a branch of mathematics known as psychohistory, a concept of mathematical sociology. Using the laws of mass action, it can predict the future, but only on a large scale. Seldon foresees the imminent fall of the Galactic Empire, which encompasses the entire Milky Way, and a dark age lasting 30,000 years before a second great empire arises. Seldon also foresees an alternative where the interregnum will last only one thousand years. To ensure the more favorable outcome, Seldon creates a foundation of talented artisans and engineers at the extreme end of the galaxy, to preserve and expand on humanity’s collective knowledge, and thus become the foundation for a new galactic empire.

About Asimov (from Wikipedia):

Isaac Asimov was an American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University. He was known for his works of science fiction and popular science. Asimov was a prolific writer, and wrote or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. His books have been published in 9 of the 10 major categories of the Dewey Decimal Classification.