In Foundation, Isaac Asimov draws a compelling portrait
of the Foundation's embryonic development and rise to peripheral power
- domination of kingdoms on the outskirts of the Galaxy. Foundation begins
a new chapter in the story of man's future life. The Old Empire was crumbling
into ancient barbarism throughout the million worlds of the galaxy. Hari
Seldon and his band of psychologists must create a new life, the Foundation,
dedicated to art, science, and technology as the beginnings of a new empire.'