Based on the award-winning novels by Isaac Asimov, Foundation chronicles a band of exiles on their monumental journey to save humanity and rebuild civilization amid the fall of the Galactic Empire.
BOOK ∙ 1991 – Isaac Asimov
Legendary sci-fi author Isaac Asimov truly saw the future with his Hugo-winning Foundation, a book of awe-inspiring interconnected short stories.
The first introduces “psychohistorian” Hari Seldon, a man who has mastered the science of predicting human events beyond his own lifetime—and his forecast doesn’t look good. To avoid the 30,000 years of dark ages he foresees when the present-day Galactic Empire inevitably falls into decay, he recruits a colony of people he calls the Foundation to write the Encyclopedia Galactica: a summary of all human knowledge that will hopefully lessen the devastating impact of those upcoming dark times. Between stories and generations, the Foundation’s gatekeepers face serious (and familiar) obstacles, from religious zealotry to capitalist treachery. Intergalactic negotiations and philosophical power struggles might not sound thrilling on the surface, but in the hands of a master storyteller, they’re electrifying.