Asimov, Isaac - The Foundation Trilogy - ( Item 123425 )
Published in London by Folio Society. 2012. First Thus. 3 Fine Hardbacks. Sealed. No inscriptions or bookplates. Fine slipcase. Introduction by Nobel Prize-winner Paul Krugman. Illustrations by Alex Wells. 3 volumes. Book size: 9" x 5¾". 792 pages. Frontispiece and 6 colour illustrations per volume. Each book is three-quarter bound in buckram, with a paper side on the front board, printed with a design by Alex Wells. Printed with a design by Alex Wells. In 1941, Isaac Asimov, a young scientist and writer, was inspired by Edward Gibbon's History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire – and by contemporary global politics – to write an epic for his own age. He set out to tell of 'the fall of the Galactic Empire and the return of feudalism, written from the viewpoint of someone in the secure days of the Second Galactic Empire'. The result was The Foundation Trilogy, an extraordinary science fiction epic that raises profound questions. Why do empires rise and fall? How is society best run? Can history be predicted? Asimov explores these ideas in a multi-layered, ingenious story that is as gripping today as when it was first published.
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