Author: Isaac Asimov

Title: Foundation

Genre: Science Fiction

Pages: 285

Pub. Date: 1951

Geogrpahical setting: Tantor, and other planets in the galactic empire

Plot summary: 5 short stories rolled into one.

Hari Seldon determines that the Galactic empire is coming to an end. In order to save of scientific knowledge, and shorten the coming “Dark Age”, he must create a galactic encyclopedia.

Subject headings: Life on other planets, fiction, science fiction

appeal terms: escape, future, multiple connected stories, imaginative,  detailed settings, space, revolt, knowledge.

three terms that best describe this book: Beginning, Depth, vivid.

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name: Bill Thurston


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