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Prelude to Foundation. 1988 Prelude to Foundation
by Isaac Asimov
First Edition 1988
New York
ISBN 0385233132
Hardback in dust jacket
Cover illustration by Boris Vallejo
x+404 pages
Price: $18.95

Prelude to Foundation, a Foundation novel by Isaac Asimov.

A prequel to the Foundation series.

The image opposite and the blurb below are from the 1989 Grafton Books paperback edition, ISBN 0586071113. Cover illustration by Tim White.

Publisher’s Blurb – Lower Cover
It is the year 12,020 G.E. and the last Galactic Emperor of the Autun dynasty, Cleon I sits uneasily on the throne. These are troubled times and Cleon I is desperate to find a way to calm them. When young Hari Seldon arrives on Trantor to present a paper on psychohistory, his astounding theory of prediction, the Emperor believes that his future security may rest on Seldon’s prophetic powers. Now Hari is the most wanted man in the Empire as he desperately struggles to keep his remarkable theory from reaching the wrong hands, while forging the key to the future -- a power to be known as the Foundation!

marks the long awaited and eagerly anticipated re-appearance of the Outworld mathematician, Hari Seldon. What happened in the many centuries before the events told of in Asimov’s other Foundation novels -- hitherto only hinted at -- is now revealed.

'Asimov piques our interest and delights our intellects'
Publishers Weekly

'Readers familiar with previous Foundation books will not be disappointed'
New York Times

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