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FOUNDATION AND EARTH

Asimov, Isaac

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ISBN 10: 038523709X / ISBN 13: 9780385237093
Edité par Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, 1986
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Octavo, full brown leather. First edition. One of 300 numbered copies signed by Asimov. "The space travelers from FOUNDATION'S EDGE journey from the sentient world of Gaia to Earth via various ancient planets familiar to readers of Asimov's "Robot" stories. More bloated, talky stuff for readers who are well steeped in the author's earlier works." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 143. Includes a continuation of the eutopia in FOUNDATION'S EDGE and some dystopia. A fine copy in imitation leather slipcase without dust jacket as issued. (#142676). N° de réf. du libraire 142676

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Titre : FOUNDATION AND EARTH

Éditeur : Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City

Date d'édition : 1986

Reliure : Hardcover

Signé : Signed by Author(s)

Edition : 1st Edition

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The epic story of the Foundation is one of the great classics of science fiction by the Grand Master of the genre. Isaac Asimov's legendary saga, winner of the Hugo Award for Best All-Time Novel Series, has enthralled generations of readers - and continues to amaze. All records of Earth have been removed systematically from the libraries of Foundation worlds. Now Councilman Golan Trevize and Professor Janov Pelorat traverse the galaxy in search of humanity's ancestral planet. On worlds beyond the Foundation's influence, superstition and taboo shroud the subject of their quest. To name Earth is to utter an obscenity. Fortunately, the space travellers find allies - and Pelorat finds a lover named Bliss - among the telepaths of the planet Gaia. As they near their destination, Bliss picks up thought waves of intelligent beings. What she cannot tell is whether or not those beings are human.

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The fifth novel in Asimov's popular Foundation series opens with second thoughts. Councilman Golan Trevize is wondering if he was right to choose a collective mind as the best possible future for humanity over the anarchy of contentious individuals, nations and planets. To test his conclusion, he decides he must know the past and goes in search of legendary Earth, all references to which have been erased from galactic libraries. The societies encountered along the way become arguing points in a book-long colloquy about man's fate, conducted by Trevize and traveling companion Bliss, who is part of the first world/mind, Gaia.

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