The story of our future begins with the Foundation. Named the best series of all time by the Hugo Awards, the Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov unquestionably . A THOUSAND-YEAR EPIC, A GALACTIC STRUGGLE, A MONUMENTAL WORK IN THE ANNALS OF SCIENCE FICTION FOUNDATION. Compre Foundation (The Foundation Series) (English Edition) de Isaac Asimov na bestthing.info Confira também os eBooks mais vendidos, lançamentos e.
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The Foundation series is a science fiction series by Isaac Asimov. For nearly thirty years, the series was a trilogy: Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second . Editorial Reviews. bestthing.info Review. Foundation marks the first of a series of tales set so far in the future that Earth is all but forgotten by humans who live. Editorial Reviews. bestthing.info Review. Foundation marks the first of a series of tales set so far #12 in Classic Science Fiction eBooks; #23 in Classic American Fiction; #77 in Hard Science Fiction (site Store). Would you like to tell us.
Having worked his entire adult life to understand psychohistory, Seldon instructs his granddaughter, Wanda, to set up the Second Foundation. Foundation Called forth to stand trial on Trantor for allegations of treason for foreshadowing the decline of the Galactic Empire , Seldon explains that his science of psychohistory foresees many alternatives, all of which result in the Galactic Empire eventually falling.
If humanity follows its current path, the Empire will fall and 30 thousand years of turmoil will overcome humanity before a second Empire arises. However, an alternative path allows for the intervening years to be only one thousand, if Seldon is allowed to collect the most intelligent minds and create a compendium of all human knowledge, entitled Encyclopedia Galactica. The board is still wary, but allows Seldon to assemble whomever he needs, provided he and the "Encyclopedists" be exiled to a remote planet, Terminus.
Seldon agrees to set up his own collection of Encyclopedists, and also secretly implements a contingency plan—a second Foundation—at the "opposite end" of the galaxy. Once on Terminus, the inhabitants find themselves at a loss. With four powerful planets surrounding their own, the Encyclopedists have no defenses but their own intelligence.
His plan is a success, the Foundation remains untouched and he is promoted to Mayor of Terminus the planet. Meanwhile, the minds of the Foundation continue to develop newer and greater technologies which are smaller and more powerful than the Empire's equivalents.
Using its scientific advantage, Terminus develops trade routes with nearby planets, eventually taking them over when its technology becomes a much-needed commodity. The interplanetary traders effectively become the new diplomats to other planets.
One such trader, Hober Mallow , becomes powerful enough to challenge and win the seat of Mayor and by cutting off supplies to a nearby region, also succeeds in adding more planets to the Foundation's reach. Foundation and Empire The current Emperor of the Galaxy perceives the Foundation as a growing threat and orders an attack on it, using the Empire's still-mighty fleet of war vessels. However, eventually convinced, as foretold by psychohistory, that his power would be most vulnerable to that of his own successful general a possible analogy with that of the Roman empire at various times , the Emperor finally orders withdrawal of his fleet.
In spite of its undoubted inferiority in purely military terms, the Foundation emerges as the victor and the Empire itself is defeated.
Meanwhile, an unknown outsider known as the Mule has begun taking over planets belonging to the Foundation at a rapid pace. When the Foundation comes to realize the Mule was not foreseen in Seldon's plan, and there is no predicted way of defeating him, Toran and Bayta Darell , accompanied by Ebling Mis —the galaxy's current greatest psychologist—and a street clown named Magnifico whom they agree to protect, as his life is under threat from the Mule, himself set out to find the Second Foundation, hoping they bring an end to the Mule's reign.
Eventually, working in the still-functional Great Library of Trantor, Mis comes to learn of the Second Foundation's whereabouts. They also deduce that the Mule's success stems from his mutation; he is able to change the emotions of others, a power he used to first instill fear in the inhabitants of his conquered planets, then to make his enemies devoutly loyal to him.
Having worked out that the Mule is also attempting to find the location of the Second Foundation, Bayta Darell kills Mis before he can reveal where the Second Foundation is. Bayta explains that she regrets her actions, but the secret had to be kept from the Mule at all costs.
Magnifico reveals that Bayta's suspicions are correct and that he is the Mule and has been laboring to find the Second Foundation in order to start his own Second Empire, hundreds of years before the Seldon Plan is to be complete.
Dismayed at making a mistake which allowed Bayta to see through his disguise, he leaves Trantor to rule over his conquered planets while continuing his own search. Second Foundation As the Mule comes closer to finding it, the mysterious Second Foundation comes briefly out of hiding to face the threat directly.
It is revealed to be a collection of the most intelligent humans in the galaxy, the descendants of Seldon's psychohistorians. While the first Foundation has developed the physical sciences, the Second Foundation has been developing the mental sciences.
Using the might of its strongest minds, the Second Foundation ultimately wears down the Mule. His destructive attitude is adjusted to a benevolent one. He returns to rule over his kingdom peacefully for the rest of his life, without any further thought of conquering the Second Foundation. The first Foundation, learning of the implications of the Second, who will be the true inheritor of Seldon's promised future Empire, greatly resents it—and seeks to find and destroy it, believing it can manage without it.
After many attempts to unravel the only clue Seldon had given as to the Second Foundation's whereabouts "at Star's End" , the Foundation is led to believe the Second Foundation is located on Terminus. By developing a technology which causes great pain to telepaths, the Foundation uncover a group of 50 of them, and destroys them, believing it has thereby won.
However, the Second Foundation has planned for this eventuality, and has sent 50 of its members to their deaths as martyrs to preserve its anonymity. At the very end, the Second Foundation is revealed to be located on the former Imperial Homeworld of Trantor itself. The clue "at Star's End" was not a physical clue, but instead based on an old saying, "All roads lead to Trantor, and that is where all stars end".
Seldon, being a social scientist and not a physical one, placed the two Foundations at "opposite ends" of the galaxy, but not in a physical sense. Foundation was located on Terminus, out in the Periphery of the galaxy, where the Empire's influence was minimal.
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Second Foundation was hidden on Trantor, where, even in its dying days, the Empire's power and culture was strongest. Foundation's Edge Believing the Second Foundation still exists despite the common belief that it has been extinguished , Golan Trevize is sent by the current Mayor of the Foundation, Harla Branno , to uncover the group while accompanied by a scholar named Janov Pelorat.
The reason for their belief is the Seldon Plan appears to be proceeding fully on course, despite all the disruptions caused by the Mule.
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But soon the fledgling Foundation finds itself at the mercy of corrupt warlords rising in the wake of the receding Empire. You may send this item to up to five recipients. Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you.
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Book 3. Foundation and Earth. In , Asimov gave in after a year hiatus, and wrote what was at the time a fourth volume: Foundation's Edge.
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