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Prelude to Foundation
Prelude to Foundation
Author Isaac Asimov
Year of Publication 1988

Genre Science Fiction
Serie (Saga) Foundation Series
Number of Pages 464
Preceded By Blind Alley
Followed By Forward the Foundation
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It is 12,020 G.E. & Emperor Cleon I sits uneasily on the Imperial throne of Trantor. Here in the great multidomed capital of the Galactic Empire, forty billion people have created a civilization of unimaginable technological & cultural complexity. Yet Cleon knows there are those who'd see him fall, those whom he'd destroy if only he could read the future.

Hari Seldon has come to Trantor to deliver his paper on psychohistory, his remarkable theory of prediction. Little does the young Outworld mathematician know that he has already sealed his fate & the fate of humanity. For Hari possesses the prophetic power that makes him the most wanted man in the Empire... the man who holds the key to the future - an apocalyptic power to be known forever after as the Foundation.