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About 'Foundation':
  • "For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. But only Hari Sheldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future - to a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last thirty thousand years. To preserve knowledge and save mankind, 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 a future generations. He calls his sanctuary the Foundation.
    But soon the fledgling Foundation finds itself at the mercy of corrupt warlords rising in the wake of the receding Empire. Mankind's last best hope is faced with an agonizing choice: submit to the barbarians and be overrun - or fight them and be destroyed."

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Edited July 17, 2017 at 07:20 AM by jersharocks
Isaac Asimov's Foundation [amazon.com] Kindle Edition
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For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. But only Hari Sheldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future--to a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last thirty thousand years. To preserve knowledge and save mankind, 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 a fututre generations. He calls his sanctuary the Foundation.

But soon the fledgling Foundation finds itself at the mercy of corrupt warlords rising in the wake of the receding Empire. Mankind's last best hope is faced with an agonizing choice: submit to the barbarians and be overrun--or fight them and be destroyed.
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Would recommend. Read all the foundation books and this is the best one.

Would also recommend I, Robot. Much better than the movie plus a bit different.



Youre criticizing a book published in 1951. Think about that for a second.
Saw this review about kindle edition :
Kindle edition is a watered down disaster

ByJ. Callenon November 22, 2013

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This review is specifically of the Kindle edition, published by Ballantine/Bantam.

The Foundation Trilogy is a wonderful piece of work, but the Kindle edition butchers it! Someone has decided to water down Asimov's prose, eliminating some of the more enjoyable passages of the book. Here are some examples, found by comparison with an old Bantam Doubleday hardcover edition.

Several pages into chapter 3, Salvor Hardin is arguing with the Encyclopedists about the decline of the Empire.

Original: "If you ask me,", he cried, "THE GALAXY IS GOING TO POT!"

Kindle: "If you ask me,", he cried, "THE GALACTIC EMPIRE IS DYING!"

In chapter 5, Hardin is again meeting with the Encyclopedists and discussing the threat received from Anacreon.

Original: The message from Anacreon ... boils down easily and straightforwardly to the unqualified statement ... "You give us what we want in a week, or we beat the hell out of you and take it anyway."

Kindle: The message from Anacreon ... boils down easily and straightforwardly to the unqualified statement ... "You give us what we want in a week, or we take it by force."

I'm going to be asking for a refund.

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One of my top 10 books. Thank you.
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Just reserved a digital copy at the library. I'll pay $2 to get it now.
thanks OP!
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Would recommend. Read all the foundation books and this is the best one.

Would also recommend I, Robot. Much better than the movie plus a bit different.

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The premise is great... funny thing about this book though, it's as if Asimov forgot the entire female sex exists.
Youre criticizing a book published in 1951. Think about that for a second.
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Quote from ssg10587 View Post :
Would recommend. Read all the foundation books and this is the best one.

Would also recommend I, Robot. Much better than the movie plus a bit different.



Youre criticizing a book published in 1951. Think about that for a second.
That doesn't make it an invalid point or "criticism."
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The ugly little boy still my Asimov fav
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Read these in high school (1965) and bought the trilogy in paperback years later. Gave away all my paperbacks 10 years ago may just have to pick this up and read it again as new.
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Add audible narration for 7.49?

"eh. I don't know."

Narrated by Scott Brick

"done."
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Lots of good book deals today only, list collected by goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/ebook-deals

Also noteable:
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy $2.99
Redwall, Mossflower, or Mattimeo $1.99
Available on most e-book platforms.
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This started my journey in all his works. I should be finished in about 50 years
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That doesn't make it an invalid point or "criticism."
Not saying that but more to have some perspective. The book was published almost 70 years ago. A bit of a different time.
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That doesn't make it an invalid point or "criticism."
Agreed. You're just making an observation, doesn't matter when this was published.
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Still looking forward to a possible HBO adaptation by Westworld's Nolan. That is going to be so crazy if it really happens!
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