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Foundation. 1951 Foundation
by Isaac Asimov
First Edition 1951
Gnome Press
New York
Hardback in dust jacket
Cover illustration by David Kyle
256 pages
Price: $2.75

Foundation, the original Foundation fixup novel by Isaac Asimov.

Part 1 of the Foundation trilogy.

Also published as The 1,000 Year Plan (1955).

Consists of:

  • The Psychohistorians (1951)
  • The Encyclopedists (1942)
  • The Mayors (1942)
  • The Traders (1944)
  • The Merchant Princes (1944)
The image opposite and the blurb below are from the 1990 printing of the Grafton paperback edition, ISBN 0586010807. Cover illustration by Tim White.

Publisher’s Blurb – Lower Cover
The time is a future century, in the days of the Galactic Empire -- a society of a million worlds throughout the Milky Way. The Old Empire is crumbling into barbarism and Hari Seldon and his band of psychologists see before them only the despair of thousands of years of anarchy, unless they can create a new force -- the Foundation -- dedicated to art, science and technology -- the nucleus of a new empire . . .

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