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

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.

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.

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.

Robots and empire


Author: Isaac Asimov
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 383
View: 4875

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Long after his humiliating defeat at the hands of Earthman Elijah Baley, Keldon Amadiro embarked on a plan to destroy planet Earth. But even after his death, Baley's vision continued to guide his robot partner, R. Daneel Olivaw, who had the wisdom of a great man behind him and an indestructable will to win.... From the Paperback edition.

SPQR

Die tausendjährige Geschichte Roms
Author: Mary Beard
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104031444
Category: History
Page: 656
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Wer hätte gedacht, dass Alte Geschichte so spannend und gegenwärtig sein kann? – Ein neuer Blick auf das alte Rom! Unkonventionell, scharfsinnig und zugleich akademisch versiert – dies trifft nicht nur auf die hochrenommierte Althistorikerin und Cambridge-Professorin Mary Beard selbst zu, sondern auch auf ihre neue große Geschichte des Römischen Reichs und seiner Bewohner: SPQR - Die tausendjährige Geschichte Roms. Begeistert erzählt sie die Geschichte eines Weltreichs, lässt uns Kriege, Exzesse, Intrigen miterleben, aber auch den römischen Alltag – wie Ärger in den Mietshäusern und Ciceros Scheidung. Sie lässt uns hinter die Legenden und Mythen blicken, hinterfragt sicher Geglaubtes und kommt zu überraschenden Einsichten. So erscheint Rom ganz nah – in seinen Debatten über Integration und Migration – und dann doch auch faszinierend fern, wenn es etwa um Sklaverei geht. Die Geschichte Roms für unsere Zeit. In prächtiger Ausstattung, mit über hundert s/w Abbildungen und umfangreichem farbigen Bildteil. »Bahnbrechend [...], anregend [...], revolutionär [...] ein völlig neuer Zugang zur Alten Geschichte.« Spectator »Aufregend, psychologisch scharfsinnig sowie mitfühlend kritisch.« Sunday Times »Meisterhaft [...], diese große Geschichte Roms erweckt die ferne Vergangenheit grandios zum Leben.« The Economist »Ungemein packend [...] ebenso unterhaltsam wie gelehrt.« Observer »Wer hätte gedacht, dass Geschichte so spannend sein kann?« Independent

Sterne wie Staub

Roman
Author: Isaac Asimov
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 364113210X
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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Mitten im Nebel Biron Farrill ist gerade dabei, seine Studien auf der Erde abzuschließen, als ihn die Nachricht ereilt, dass sein Vater, der Gutsherr von Widemos, von den Tyranni getötet wurde. Der Khan der Tyranni unterdrückt die Planeten in seinem kleinen Sternenreich durch Intrigen und Attentate. Auch Farrills Leben ist jetzt in Gefahr. Zusammen mit seinem Freund Sander Jonti gelingt ihm die Flucht von der Erde. Vieles spricht dafür, dass es eine geheime Untergrundorganisation gibt, die die Tyranni stürzen will. Gemeinsam begeben sich Farrill und Jonti auf die Suche nach den Rebellen ...

Prelude to Foundation


Author: Isaac Asimov
Publisher: Spectra
ISBN: 0553900951
Category: Fiction
Page: 512
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It is the year 12,020 G.E. and 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 and cultural complexity. Yet Cleon knows there are those who would see him fall - those whom he would 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 and 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 know forever after as the Foundation.

Das Foundation Projekt

Roman
Author: Isaac Asimov
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641132061
Category: Fiction
Page: 496
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Die Anfänge der Foundation Man schreibt das Jahr 12020. Von der Hauptstadt Trantor aus regiert Cleon I. über sein gigantisches Sternenreich. Doch das Imperium zeigt erste Risse, und der Imperator weiß, dass seine Herrschaft bedroht ist. Dunkel und unheilschwanger liegt eine ungewisse Zukunft vor ihm, denn der Zerfall, so behaupten es alle Prognosen, lässt sich nicht aufhalten. Nicht einmal die neuste Wissenschaft, die Psychohistorik, kann etwas gegen den drohenden Untergang ausrichten ... Seine Vision umspannt Jahrtausende, sein Zukunftsbild der Menschheit umfasst die gesamte Galaxis: Isaac Asimov hat mit seinen Romanen nicht nur die Geschichte der Science Fiction entscheidend geprägt. Er war mit seinen ehrgeizigen Entwürfen einer Gesellschaft, die das All besiedelt und sich zu einem Volk von Sternenfahrern entwickelt, maßgeblich an der Begeisterung des goldenen Raumfahrtzeitalters des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts beteiligt. Mit dem Foundation-Projekt hat Isaac Asimov eine autobiografisch gefärbte Vorgeschichte zum großen Foundation-Zyklus geschrieben.

Die Rettung des Imperiums

Roman
Author: Isaac Asimov
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641131375
Category: Fiction
Page: 560
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Der Grundstein der Foundation Trantor im Jahr 12020: Das Zentrum der Galaxis wird regiert von Imperator Cleon I. Hari Seldon, ein junger Wissenschaftler, stellt erstmals seine Theorie der Psychohistorik vor, die auf der Basis mathematischer, soziologischer und statistischer Methoden präzise Vorhersagen über das Verhalten großer Gruppen von Menschen – Imperien beispielsweise – möglich macht. Cleon I. wird darauf aufmerksam und will Seldons Hilfe. Insbesondere der erste Minister Cleons, Eto Demerzel, scheint gar nicht begeistert von diesem Vorhaben zu sein. Hari Seldon muss von Trantor fliehen und begibt sich auf die Suche nach der vor Urzeiten verschollenen Erde, und seine Gegner sind ihm dabei ständig auf den Fersen ...