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Titre : PRELUDE TO FOUNDATION
Éditeur : Doubleday, New York
Date d'édition : 1988
Reliure : Hardcover
Signé : Signed by Author(s)
Edition : 1st Edition
Octavo, leather. First edition. One of 500 numbered copies signed by Asimov. Prequel to the Foundation series. "Includes a description of a society presented as dystopian that is similar to a traditional religious commune." - Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1986-2009. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1986-2009. A fine copy in imitation leather slipcase without dust jacket as issued. (#139129). N° de réf. du libraire 139129
Synopsis : It is the year 12,020 G.E. and Emperor Cleon I sits uneasily on the Imperial throne of Trantor. Here in the great multidomed capital of the Galactic Empire, forty billion people have created a civilization of unimaginable technological and cultural complexity. Yet Cleon knows there are those who would see him fall - those whom he would destroy if only he could read the future.
Hari Seldon has come to Trantor to deliver his paper on psychohistory, his remarkable theory of prediction. Little does the young Outworld mathematician know that he has already sealed his fate and the fate of humanity. For Hari possesses the prophetic power that makes him the most wanted man in the Empire... the man who holds the key to the future - an apocalyptic power to be know forever after as the Foundation.
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A propos de l'auteur:
Isaac Asimov began his Foundation Series at the age of twenty-one, not realizing that it would one day be considered a cornerstone of science fiction. During his legendary career, Asimov penned pver 470 books on subjects ranging from science to Shakespeare to history, though he was most loved for his award-winning science fiction sagas, which include the Robot, Empire, and Foundation series. Named a Grand Master of Science Fiction by the Science Fiction Writers of America, Asimov entertained and educated readers of all ages for close to five decasdes. He died, at age of seventy-two, in April 1992.?
From the Paperback edition.
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