A stunning testament to his creative genius. Forward The Foundation is a the saga's dramatic climax -- the story Asimov fans have been waiting for. An exciting tale of danger, intrigue, and suspense, Forward The Foundation brings to vivid life Asimov's best loved characters: hero Hari Seldon, who struggles to perfect his revolutionary theory of psychohistory to ensure the survival of humanity; Cleon II, the vain and crafty emperor of the Galactic Empire,
Author: Isaac Asimov
Publisher: LA Factoria De Ideas
Release Date: 2010-10-01
Mientras Hari Seldon se esfuerza por perfeccionar su revolucionaria teoría de la psicohistoria, el gran Imperio Galáctico está al borde de un colapso apocalíptico. Seldon y aquellos a los que más quiere se convierten en peones en la lucha por el poder: quien lo controle a él controlará la psicohistoria, y con ella el futuro de la Galaxia. Entre los que desean convertir la psicohistoria en un arma se encuentran un político, el emperador Cleón, y un despiadado general. En su último acto de servicio a la humanidad, Seldon debe apañárselas para salvar el trabajo de toda su vida de las garras de ambos e ir en busca de sus verdaderos herederos y del sueño de una nueva Fundación.
The story of our future begins with the Foundation. Named the best series of all time by the Hugo Awards, the Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov unquestionably comprise one of the great masterworks of science fiction, unsurpassed for its unique blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building. Now, all seven volumes are together for the first time in this essential eBook bundle: FOUNDATION FOUNDATION AND EMPIRE SECOND FOUNDATION FOUNDATION’S EDGE FOUNDATION AND EARTH PRELUDE TO FOUNDATION FORWARD THE FOUNDATION For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. Only Hari Seldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future—a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last thirty thousand years. To preserve knowledge and save humanity, Seldon gathers the best minds in the Empire—both scientists and scholars—and brings them to a bleak planet at the edge of the galaxy to serve as a beacon of hope for future generations. He calls this sanctuary the Foundation. But soon the fledgling Foundation finds itself at the mercy of corrupt warlords rising in the wake of the receding Empire. And mankind’s last best hope is faced with an agonizing choice: submit to the barbarians and live as slaves—or take a stand for freedom and risk total destruction. Praise for Isaac Asimov and his Foundation series “A true polymath, a superb rationalist, an exciting and accessible writer in both fiction and nonfiction, Isaac Asimov was simply a master of all he surveyed.”—Greg Bear “Asimov served wondrous meals-of-the-mind to a civilization that was starved for clear thinking about the future. To this day, his visions spice our ongoing dinner-table conversation about human destiny.”—David Brin “Isaac was still in his teens when I met him, a fan of mine before I was a fan of his. Writing for John W. Campbell back in the famous ‘golden age of science fiction,’ he became one of the founders of our field. With the Robot stories and the Foundation stories, he helped to shape science fiction as we know it.”—Jack Williamson “I grew up on the ABC’s of science fiction—Asimov, Bradbury, Clarke. There’s a reason Asimov’s name comes first, and not just because of the alphabet!”—Janis Ian “With his fertile imagination, his wit, and his prolific output, Isaac Asimov truly laid the foundation for all future generations of science fiction writers.”—Kevin J. Anderson “If anything can be said to have been the launch pad for space-age science fiction, it has to be the Foundation trilogy. It’s a classic. And it’s unforgettable.”—Jack McDevitt “The Foundation series is one of the masterpieces of science fiction. If you’ve never read these novels, then you’re in for a treat, and even if you’ve already read them, then you owe it to yourself to reread them, because they’re still great.”—Allen Steele “Quite simply, Asimov got me started.”—Liz Williams
Die Anfänge der Foundation Man schreibt das Jahr 12020. Von der Hauptstadt Trantor aus regiert Cleon I. über sein gigantisches Sternenreich. Doch das Imperium zeigt erste Risse, und der Imperator weiß, dass seine Herrschaft bedroht ist. Dunkel und unheilschwanger liegt eine ungewisse Zukunft vor ihm, denn der Zerfall, so behaupten es alle Prognosen, lässt sich nicht aufhalten. Nicht einmal die neuste Wissenschaft, die Psychohistorik, kann etwas gegen den drohenden Untergang ausrichten ... Seine Vision umspannt Jahrtausende, sein Zukunftsbild der Menschheit umfasst die gesamte Galaxis: Isaac Asimov hat mit seinen Romanen nicht nur die Geschichte der Science Fiction entscheidend geprägt. Er war mit seinen ehrgeizigen Entwürfen einer Gesellschaft, die das All besiedelt und sich zu einem Volk von Sternenfahrern entwickelt, maßgeblich an der Begeisterung des goldenen Raumfahrtzeitalters des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts beteiligt. Mit dem Foundation-Projekt hat Isaac Asimov eine autobiografisch gefärbte Vorgeschichte zum großen Foundation-Zyklus geschrieben.
At last, _Up Through an Empty House of Stars_ brings together the best of the never before collected SF reviews and articles that helped build David Langford's towering reputation since 1980. Complementing the review columns collected in _The Complete Critical Assembly_ and the knockabout essays and squibs in _The Silence of the Langford_, this volume's 100 glittering selections mix serious critical insight with the inimitable Langford wit. In 2002 David Langford won his sixteenth Hugo award as Best Fan Writer, for critical and humorous commentary on SF. In the same year his occasionally scandalous SF newsletter _Ansible_ won its fifth Hugo. Langford also received the 2001 Hugo for best short story, and the 2002 Skylark Award. Here he shines a unique light on classics like Ernest Bramah, G.K. Chesterton, Robert Heinlein and Jack Vance, and analyses major SF -- and major clunkers, and minor eccentrics -- of the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s, continuing to the latest by such current stars as Gene Wolfe and China Mi, ville. Plus witty asides on crime fiction and its SF links, gleeful examination of writing so bad it's almost good, and (even at his most serious) turns of phrase to make you laugh aloud
Author: Thomas J. Fararo
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Social Science
Employing a process philosophical approach, Fararo studies general theoretical sociology as a time-extended tradition with three phases: classical, postclassical, and recent. The author especially focuses on the work of Talcott Parsons and George Homans, two contemporary theorists whose common aspiration was to forge a theoretical foundation for sociology that would serve to unify and integrate all theories growing out of sociological research. Ultimately, the book offers a unique perspective on sociological theory by carefully distinguishing other intellectual orientations from that of general theory.
Author: Andrey Platonov
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2014-03-31
TRANSLATED BY ROBERT AND ELIZABETH CHANDLER AND OLGA MEERSON Platonov's dystopian novel describes the lives of a group of Soviet workers who believe they are laying the foundations for a radiant future. As they work harder and dig deeper, their optimism turns to violence and it becomes clear that what is being dug is not a foundation pit but an immense grave. This new translation, by Robert & Elizabeth Chandler and Olga Meerson, is based on the definitive edition recently published by Pushkin House in Leningrad. All previous translations were done from a seriously bowdlerized text. Robert Chandler is also the translator of Vasily Grossman's Life and Fate. The American scholar Olga Meerson has written extensively on Pushkin, Dostoevsky, Platonov and many other Russian authors.
How will you overcome the obstacles that you face daily? In the Foundation For Success – LOVE: Volume 1, our author Jerome Spriggs explains the importance of spending time in the Word and walking in the Love of God to achieve victory in every area of your life. Every person experiences trials and frustration at some point in their lives but in this book you will find answers. Learn the following: • WHAT IS THE LOVE OF GOD? • WHO IS LOVE? • THE 4 BENEFITS OF WALKING IN LOVE • OVERCOMING THE FIVE HINDRANCES TO THE LOVE OF GOD • HOW TO TRIUMPH THROUGH THE LOVE OF GOD As you read this book you will come to a deeper understanding of the importance of the love of God and the powerful promises that are hanging on love! Galatians 5:14 - For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Author: Luis Camarinha-Matos
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2007-08-22
This book includes a number of selected papers from the PRO-VE '07 Conference, providing a comprehensive overview of recent advances in various Collaborative Networks domains. It covers trust aspects, performance and value systems, VO breeding environments, VO creation, e-contracting, collaborative architectures and frameworks, professional virtual communities, interoperability issues, business benefits, and case studies and applications in industry and services.