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9780593159972 (paperback) $17.00
International Article Number
Prelude to foundation
2020 De Rey Trade Paperback Edition.
2020 by Del Rey, New York :
409 pages ; 21 cm.
"Originally published in hardcover in the United States by the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group ... in 1988."--Title page verso.
"The first of two prequel novels in Isaac Asimov's classic science-fiction masterpiece, the Foundation series"--Back cover.
This, the latest of the 14 Foundation books, is reckoned by Asimov to be the 9th in terms of the chronology of the events covered. Cf. "Author's note" (pages [xiii]-xv).
When young Hari Seldon arrives on Trantor, he is unaware of the perilous politics that are brewing. After he presents his paper on psychohistory, he becomes the most wanted man in the Empire.