Isaac Asimov

Synopsis of Foundation


begins a new chapter in the story of man's future life. The Old Empire was crumbling into ancient barbarism throughout the million worlds of the galaxy. Hari Seldon and his band of psychologists must create a new life, the FOUNDATION, dedicated to art, science, and technology as the beginnings of a new empire.

Reviews of Foundation


No sci-fi collection is complete without this novel. -- Planet Xerxes

Asimov's genius (cut short, alas, in 1992) is too good to be left collecting dust on your Bookshelves. -- campb3ll, DooYoo

If you are looking for a true science fiction novel, you may want to consider Isaac Asimov's Foundation. -- The Mighty Taco, Vulture staff

If there are any real problems with this Book, it is that it isn't quite as good as the next two...which is certainly an instance of praising with faint damns. -- John H. Jenkins, Jenkins... Spoiler-Laden Guide to Isaac Asimov

Foundation is one of those Books that has become such a historical tentpole of the genre that it is easy to dismiss and take for granted, much in the same way young moviegoers today might find it hard to figure out all the fuss about Citizen Kane. -- T. M. Wagner, SFReviews

I appreciate it more each time I reread it. -- Jandy's Reading Room