Written by Isaac Asimov

Number 1 in Foundation (Publication Order) Number 3 in Foundation (Chronological Order) Number 11 in Greater Foundation Universe 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

Publisher: Gnome Press
Pages: 244
Genre: Science Fiction, Political drama
Published: 1951-01-01
Original Language: English

For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. But only Hari Seldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future--to a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last thirty thousand years. To preserve knowledge and save humankind, 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.