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It is the story of the Galactic Empire, crumbling after twelve thousand years of rule And it is the particular story of psycho historian Hari Seldon, the only man who can see the horrors the future has in store a dark age of ignorance, barbarism and violence that will last for thirty thousand years Gathering together a band of courageous men and women, Seldon leads them to a hidden location at the edge of the galaxy where he hopes they can preserve human knowledge and wisdom against all who would destroy them Asimov went on to add numerous sequels and prequels to the trilogy, building up what has become known as the Foundation series, but it is the original three books, first published in the Forties and Fifties, which remain the most powerful, imaginative and breathtaking....

Title : Foundation Trilogy (Everyman's Library (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.))
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ISBN : 184159332X
ISBN13 : 978-1841593326
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : Englisch
Publisher : Everyman 29 Oktober 2010
Number of Pages : 569 Pages
File Size : 694 KB
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Foundation Trilogy (Everyman's Library (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.)) Reviews

  • Serenus Zeitblom
    2019-03-11 04:26

    Eine Science-Fiction-Trilogie, die drei Bände hat (und ansonsten ganz sicher ein Vorbild uglas Adams', nebenbei)! Die Handlung möchte ich nur antippen: Das galaktische Imperium wird zusammenbrechen. Es weiß es selbst nur noch nicht. Doch ein Wissenschaftler hat die "Psychohistory", die Geschichtswissenschaft der großen Massen und Quasi-Vorbestimmtheiten, so verfeinert, dass er einen Weg sucht, die anstehende Barbarei abzukürzen. Er sorgt für das Errichten einer "Foundation" etwas fernab ...Wer möchte, kann Parallelen zu Rom, zur USA, zum 20. Jahrhundert, ... ziehen. Und/oder man kann den trockenen pfiffig-witzigen Stil Asimovs einfach genießen, wie er die Menschen in ihren Stärken, Schwächen und Listen zeichnet. Die drei Bände sind sicher sinnvoll zusammen, denn nach dem ersten Band müssen es zumindest auch die anderen beiden der Haupt-Trilogie sein. Ich spürte jedenfalls Verschlingwunsch.Das englischsprachige Buch ist in Deutschland hergestellt (auch wenn sicher auch US-Druckereien ein so simpel und schön gestaltetes Buch hinbekommen hätten), gebunden, Lesebändchen, Schrift kompakt genug und die Seiten dünn. Der Schnitt kommt ohne gelbgefärbtes Papier oder andere Absonderlichkeiten aus, die ja sonst zuweilen vorkommen.Fünf Sterne.

  • A. Lopez
    2019-03-03 03:25

    Wenn man sich für Sci-Fi interessiert muss man dieses Buch gelesen haben. Das beste ist nicht nur die Geschichte, sondern auch das ganze Universum, das dahinter steht. Es gibt 2 Prequels, noch 2 Bücher von der originellen Trilogie und dann 2 Folgerungen. Parallel vieles vieles mehr.Einfach genial, das Buch ist die Tür zu einer spannende Welt die eine wundervolle Lesezeit bringen wird.Sehr empfehlensewert.

  • Serenus Zeitblom
    2019-03-14 01:58

    und, so die einleitende Lage, er sieht den Galaxis-Zusammenbruch sicher und so gut wie nicht abzuwenden. Doch eins verbleibt ihm, und das versucht er. Und einfach ist seine Idee auch nicht umzusetzen ...Wer will, kann im Buch des begnadeten Isaac Asimov von 1951 Geschichtsphilosophie, Theologie, Anspielungen auf o, Mittelalter und die Mönche wie sogar den absteigenden sten oder gar den Aufstieg der Flügelmacht USA sehen - und umgekehrt sehen, wo Asimov dere beeinflusst hat.Nicht nur äußerst gut geschrieben und lesbar, auch ein Buch zum Nachdenken. Machte mir Hunger auf mehr aus der Serie. Fünf Sterne.

  • cachai
    2019-03-12 04:12

    I rate the Foundation Series with 5 stars.The Foundation series consists of the following books (in chronological order):a) Prelude to FoundationIt is a prequel published in 1988. It explains how Hari Seldon traveled through Trantor and developed the basics about psychohistory. It is definitely not a good book, maybe the weakest in the Foundation series. If you want to read the Foundation books, I recommend you do not start with this one since you will probably end up not wanting to read the rest. Skip it and start with Foundation.b) Forward the FoundationAnother prequel, published in 1993. The story starts a couple of years after "Prelude to Foundation" and tells about Hari Seldon's life in Trantor until his death. The book's quality is as good as, say, Foundation and Empire and much better than "Prelude to Foundation". The only downside is that Asimov seems a little constrained by what he had written before on the Foundation history (remember this is the last Foundation book he wrote) and is therefore somewhat focused on knotting the lose ends together.c) FoundationPublished in 1951, this is the first Foundation novel published. It tells the story of the Foundation set up by Hari Seldon and how this Foundation deals with their stellar neighbors during its first 200 years of existence. It is a fascinating book.d) Foundation & EmpirePublished in 1952. It consists of two parts: the first one ("The General") tells about the conflict between the dying Empire and the Foundation that occurred about 200 years after the Foundation was created. The second ("The Mule") is the story of the Mule and how he upsets the whole Seldon Plan (approximately year 300). I think this is a very good book.e) Second FoundationPublished in 1953. The Second Foundation tries to fight the Mule and to correct the deviations from the Seldon Plan. I think this book is as good as Foundation.f) Foundation's EdgePublished in 1982. This book's story and narrative have a rhythm and a dynamic that possibly would make it the best book from the Foundation series, were it not for the last fifth of the book. The bad part starts with chapter 17, which contains a mix of 1980's New Age rubbish. Even worse, I had the impression Asimov tried to preach and proselytize. Besides that, it's actually a good story.g) Foundation and EarthPublished in 1986. The story is good, yet somehow its rhythm is frequently interrupted as the story shifts from one planet to en next. Another positive aspect is that Asimov clearly does not take the New Age rubbish seriously anymore. In conclusion, this book is not as good as the original Foundation trilogy published in the 1950's nor as good as Foundation's Edge, but nevertheless it is an enjoyable read.Notes on the Voyager and Bantam Spectra editionsI have the Voyager edition, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers. This is not a good edition, since most of the Foundation books I've read so far have imperfections (e.g. a line printed twice, spelling errors, etc.) and the printing quality is rather cheap. In addition to that, as far as I know Harper Collins has not published "Forward the Foundation".I have the Bantam Spectra Edition of "Forward the Foundation". The quality is satisfactory.Assuming that the printing quality of the whole Foundation series edited by Bantam Spectra is as good as in "Forward the Foundation", I would recommend the Bantam Spectra edition. The only downside is that the the Voyager books have prettier book covers.

  • denis_b
    2019-03-09 22:27

    The Foundation trilogy is a must-read for every fan of Golden Age SF novels. The first book, Foundation, is a bit tedious at times - but then, the general idea this and the other two books (which are more easily readable) are based upon is so ingenious that all in all they are great fun to read. There even is some action... One reviewer called the dialogues "wooden" - well, maybe this is not the greatest work of literature, but the premise is very intelligent, and this more than compensates for any stylistic deficiencies.