Forward the Foundation! Paperback
by Isaac Asimov
For more than forty years, Isaac Asimov thrilled millions of readers with his bestselling Foundation series, a spellbinding tale of the future that spans thousands of years and dozens of worlds.
Completed just weeks before his death in April 1992, Forward the Foundation is the seventh and concluding volume of this masterwork, which was awarded a Hugo for the 'Best All-Time Science Fiction Series'. In the earlier Foundation novels, Hari Seldon, the guiding genius of the Foundation, was a figure of history.
By going back to the great mathmatician's life, in Forward the Foundation, Asimov fills in the remaining gaps in his epic story.
Asimov acknowledged that he always regarded Seldon as his alter ego, and this novel is all the more poignant for the fact that he himself died only weeks after writing about Seldon's death. A resounding tour de force, Forward the Foundation offers the dramatic climax to the Foundation series, and perhaps the greatest moment in science fiction to date.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 480 pages
- Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/09/1994
- Category: Science fiction
- ISBN: 9780553404883
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Review by isabelx
Review by IAmAndyPieters
Having read all the other foundation books first, reading this prequel was highly enjoyable. We finally discover how Hari Seldon created psychohistory. How he encountered and dealt with each titanic obstacle to create the greatest magnum opus. Thanks to the tenacity and insight of one man, the interregnum will last 'only' one thousand years, instead of thirty. Finally a lot is revealed but I cannot help to found wanting to know more! There are many references to Hari's earlier life when he had to 'flee' all over Trantor and where he met Danneel and Dors, yet none of them actually tell the story...