Series: Foundation Book 1
Genre: Science Fiction
Length: 296 pages
Audiobook Length: 8 hours and 37 minutes
First Published: 1951
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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.
Quotes from Foundation
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
It is the chief characteristic of the religion of science that it works.
Scientific truth is beyond loyalty and disloyalty.
Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.
Movie Trailer for Foundation (2021)
About Isaac Asimov
Isaac Asimov was an American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University. He wrote and edited over 500 books, with his books covering 9 of the 10 major Dewey Decimal categories. He is considered one of the “Big Three” science fiction writers and is best known for his Foundation Series and his short stories.