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Prelude to Foundation
Prelude to Foundation is a novel by the American writer Isaac Asimov, published in 1988. It is one of the two prequels in the Foundation series. For the first time, Asimov tells the imaginary life of Hari Seldon, psychotherapist and intellectual hero of the series. The novel was nominated for the Locus Award.
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.
Prelude to foundation
Author(s): Isaac Asimov
Publisher: Bantam Books, Year: 1989
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