Foundation

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Grafton, 1960 - 234 síđur
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"Long after Earth was forgotten, a peaceful and unified galaxy took shape, an Empire governed from the majestic city-planet of Trantor. The system worked, and grew, for countless generations. Everyone believed it would work forever. Everyone except Hari Seldon. As the great scientific thinker of his age, Seldon could not be ignored. Reluctantly, the Commission of Public Safety agreed to finance the Seldon Plan. The coming disasterwas predicted by Seldon's advances in psychohistory, the mathematics of very large human numbers, and it could not be averted. The Empire was doomed. Soon Trantor would lie in ruins. Chaos would overtake humanity. But the Seldon Plan was a longer-term strategy to minimize the worst of what was to come"--P. [2] of cover.

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Review: Foundation (Foundation (Publication Order) #1)

Umsögn notanda  - Anna - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this book. It was clever and scientific and I loved the psychology aspects of it as well. I liked how the solutions to the problems were kind of skimmed over, you know. We just kind ... Read full review

Review: Foundation (Foundation (Publication Order) #1)

Umsögn notanda  - Manasa - Goodreads

Boy, what a letdown this was. I'd been meaning to read this series for a long time now, and had decided to take the scenic route here, save the best for the last. From the excellent short story ... Read full review

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Um höfundinn (1960)

Isaac Asimov was born in 1920 in Russia and was brought to the USA by his parents three years later. He grew up in Brooklyn and attended Columbia University. After a short spell in the army, he gained a doctorate and worked in academia and chemical research.

Asimov's career as a science fiction writer began in 1939 with the short story 'Marooned Off Vesta'. Thereafter he became a regular contributor to the leading SF magazines of the day. Asimov wrote hundreds of short stories and novels, including the iconic I, Robot and Foundation. He won the Hugo Award four times and the Nebula Award once.

Apart from his world-famous science fiction, Asimov also wrote highly successful detective mystery stories, a four-volume History of North America, a two-volume Guide to the Bible, a biographical dictionary, encyclopaedias, and textbooks, as well as two volumes of autobiography.

Asimov died in 1992 at the age of 72.

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