Foundation and Empire

Author: Isaac Asimov
Publisher: Spectra
ISBN: 9780553900354
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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Although small and seemingly helpless, the Foundation had managed to survive against the greed of its neighboring warlords. But could it stand against the mighty power of the Empire, who had created a mutant man with the strength of a dozen battlefleets...? From the Paperback edition.

The Foundation Novels 7-Book Bundle

Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation, Foundation's Edge, Foundation and Earth, Prelude to Foundation, Forward the Foundation
Author: Isaac Asimov
Publisher: Spectra
ISBN: 0804180571
Category: Fiction
Page: 2680
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The story of our future begins with the Foundation. Named the best series of all time by the Hugo Awards, the Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov unquestionably comprise one of the great masterworks of science fiction, unsurpassed for its unique blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building. Now, all seven volumes are together for the first time in this essential eBook bundle: FOUNDATION FOUNDATION AND EMPIRE SECOND FOUNDATION FOUNDATION’S EDGE FOUNDATION AND EARTH PRELUDE TO FOUNDATION FORWARD THE FOUNDATION 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. Praise for Isaac Asimov and his Foundation series “A true polymath, a superb rationalist, an exciting and accessible writer in both fiction and nonfiction, Isaac Asimov was simply a master of all he surveyed.”—Greg Bear “Asimov served wondrous meals-of-the-mind to a civilization that was starved for clear thinking about the future. To this day, his visions spice our ongoing dinner-table conversation about human destiny.”—David Brin “Isaac was still in his teens when I met him, a fan of mine before I was a fan of his. Writing for John W. Campbell back in the famous ‘golden age of science fiction,’ he became one of the founders of our field. With the Robot stories and the Foundation stories, he helped to shape science fiction as we know it.”—Jack Williamson “I grew up on the ABC’s of science fiction—Asimov, Bradbury, Clarke. There’s a reason Asimov’s name comes first, and not just because of the alphabet!”—Janis Ian “With his fertile imagination, his wit, and his prolific output, Isaac Asimov truly laid the foundation for all future generations of science fiction writers.”—Kevin J. Anderson “If anything can be said to have been the launch pad for space-age science fiction, it has to be the Foundation trilogy. It’s a classic. And it’s unforgettable.”—Jack McDevitt “The Foundation series is one of the masterpieces of science fiction. If you’ve never read these novels, then you’re in for a treat, and even if you’ve already read them, then you owe it to yourself to reread them, because they’re still great.”—Allen Steele “Quite simply, Asimov got me started.”—Liz Williams


Foundation and Empire ; Second Foundation
Author: Isaac Asimov
Publisher: Everyman's Library
ISBN: 0307593967
Category: Fiction
Page: 605
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The Foundation, established after the Old Empire gives way to barbarism, fights against a mutant strain called the Mule and tries to get rid of the Second Foundation after learning it will inherit a future Empire.

CliffsNotes on Asimov's Foundation Trilogy & Other Works

Author: L. David Allen
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544179706
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 52
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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background—all to help you gain greater insight into great works you're bound to study for school or pleasure. In CliffsNotes on Asimov's Foundation Trilogy and Other Works, you explore the American author's original three Foundation books, the three Empire novels, The End of Eternity, and The Gods Themselves. The Foundation Trilogy, written between 1951–53 is celebrated science fiction writer Isaac Asimov's most famous work. In the three-book series, he portrays the ruin and rebirth of a futuristic interstellar empire. In this study guide, you'll find Life and Background on the Author, Introduction to Asimov's Science Fiction, and Critical Commentaries on Foundation, Foundation and Empire, and Second Foundation, plus a look inside the following other titles by this prolific writer: Pebble in the Sky The Stars, Like Dust The Currents of Space The End of Eternity The Gods Themselves Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Cormac McCarthy

Author: Harold Bloom,Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438119283
Category: Mexican-American Border Region
Page: 225
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Presents a collection of critical essays about the works of Cormac McCarthy.

An Asimov Companion

Characters, Places and Terms in the Robot/Empire/Foundation Metaseries
Author: Donald E. Palumbo,C.W. Sullivan III
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786498234
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 196
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A prolific author, Isaac Asimov is most admired for his science fiction, including his collection of short stories I, Robot and his Robot, Empire and Foundation series novels. While each of these narratives takes place in a different fictional universe, Asimov asserted at the end of his career that he had, with his last Robot and Foundation novels, unified them into one coherent metaseries. This reference work identifies and describes all of the characters, locales, artifacts, concepts and institutions in Asimov's metaseries. Mimicking the style of The Encyclopedia Galactica, the fictional compendium of all human knowledge that features prominently in the Foundation series, this encyclopedia is an invaluable companion to Asimov's science fiction oeuvre.

The Foundation of the Ottoman Empire

A History of the Osmanlis Up To the Death of Bayezid I, 1300-1403
Author: Herbert Adam Gibbons
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135029822
Category: Reference
Page: 384
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Originally published in 1916, this work provides a detailed study of the first century of the Ottoman Empire. It traces the life and career of Osman himself and of his descendants, Orkhan, Murad and Bayezid, who laid the foundations of the Ottoman Empire.

Foundation Trilogy

Author: Isaac Asimov
Publisher: Del Rey
Category: Fiction
Page: 528
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A speculative science fiction series about a galactic empire facing decline and fall. The individual volumes are: Foundation (1980), Foundation and Empire, and Second Foundation (both 1986). A fourth volume is Foundation's Edge (1982).

The Roman Empire

Author: Philip Matyszak
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780744250
Category: History
Page: 224
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No other political entity has shaped the modern world like the Roman Empire. Encompassing close to 60 million people and 3 million square kilometers of land, it represented an incredibly diverse and dynamic collection of nations, states, and tribes, all bound to Rome and the ideal of the Roman identity. In the lively and engaging style that he’s known for, Philip Matyszak traces the history of the Roman Empire from the fall of the Assyrians and the rise of the Roman republic through the ages of expansion, crisis, and eventual split. Breathing life into these extraordinary events, Matyszak explains how the vast empire operated: conquering, occupying, and naturalizing its subject peoples as citizens of Rome. He shows how this great empire developed a method of rule so sophisticated that loyalty to Rome remained strong even after its collapse, creating a legacy in politics, society, economics, and culture that lives on even today.

Die Foundation-Trilogie

Foundation / Foundation und Imperium / Zweite Foundation
Author: Isaac Asimov
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641057361
Category: Fiction
Page: 880
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Mittels der sogenannten Psychohistorik gelingt es einem einzigen Wissenschaftler, die Zukunft der Menschheit für Jahrtausende vorauszuberechnen. Was in den Anfängen der Science Fiction noch oft belächelt wurde – galaktische Imperien, Raumschlachten und kühne Zukunftsprognosen –, bekam mit Isaac Asimovs großartigem Foundation-Zyklus erstmals ein ernstzunehmendes Gewand.

The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume I: The Origins of Empire : British Overseas Enterprise to the Close of the Seventeenth Century

British Overseas Enterprise to the Close of the Seventeenth Century
Author: Nicholas Canny
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191591777
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 554
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Volume I of the Oxford History of the British Empire explores the origins of empire. It shows how and why England, and later Britain, became involved with transoceanic navigation, trade, and settlement during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The chapters, by leading historians, both illustrate the interconnections between developments in Europe and overseas and offer specialist studies on every part of the world that was substantially affected by British colonial activity. As late as 1630 involvement with regions beyond the traditional confines of Europe was still tentative; by 1690 it had become a firm commitment. series blurb The Oxford History of the British Empire is a major new assessment of the Empire in the light of recent scholarship and the progressive opening of historical records. It deals with the interaction of British and non-western societies from the Elizabethan era to the late twentieth century, aiming to provide a balanced treatment of the ruled as well as the rulers, and to take into account the significance of the Empire for the peoples of the British Isles. It explores economic and social trends as well as political.

The Foundation of the Ottoman Empire

Author: Herbert Adams Gibbons
Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1508012881
Category: History
Page: 141
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Chios Classics brings literature's greatest works back to life for new generations. All our books contain a linked table of contents. The Foundation of the Ottoman Empire is a concise history of the Empire.