Prelude to Foundation

Isaac Asimov

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"Prelude to Foundation" by Isaac Asimov takes readers on a thrilling journey to the early days of Hari Seldon, the brilliant mathematician behind the groundbreaking science of psychohistory. Set on the planet Trantor, the galactic center of the Galactic Empire, Hari becomes aware of his impending discovery of the future. Faced with the potential overthrow of the Empire, Hari embarks on a perilous mission to create the Foundation, a secret society dedicated to preserving knowledge and guiding humanity through a dark and uncertain future.

As Hari navigates the treacherous political and social landscape of Trantor, he encounters a diverse cast of characters, each with their own motives and desires. From the powerful Emperor Cleon I to Dors Venabili, his enigmatic bodyguard, Hari must learn who to trust and who to avoid. Along the way, he unravels conspiracies, engages in intense debates, and encounters unexpected alliances.

Asimov's "Prelude to Foundation" explores the intricate balance between science, politics, and humanity's search for truth and stability in an ever-changing universe. This prequel to the iconic Foundation series delves into the origins and preparations for the Seldon Plan, ultimately setting the stage for the transformation of the galaxy.

With its gripping narrative and complex world-building, "Prelude to Foundation" offers a captivating glimpse into the early days of one of science fiction's most influential sagas. Asimov's masterful storytelling and thought-provoking ideas make this an essential read for fans of the series as well as newcomers seeking a mesmerizing tale of foresight, power, and the destiny of civilizations.

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