The Foundation series is Isaac Asimov's iconic masterpiece. Unfolding against the backdrop of a crumbling Galactic Empire, the story of Hari Seldon's two Foundations is a lasting testament to an extraordinary imagination, one whose unprecedented scale shaped science fiction as we know it today. The first three books - Foundation, Foundation and Empire and Second Foundation were published in the 1950's , and Asimov returned to the sequence in the 1980's with this novel , the fourth book in the original series.
After a long war which saw the First Foundation emerge victorious, the Second Foundation is now believed to be extinct, and all records of planet Earth's existence have been erased.
No one suspects that the Second Foundation could still exist. None, except Council member Golan Trevize, who finds himself ordered to leave Terminus, accompanied by historian Janov Pelorat, in order to find it.
Yet this quest will lead an unsuspecting Golan further than he could have possibly imagined - closer than ever to Earth, where the fate of the whole galaxy awaits him.
Conditioon - light edgewear, not price clipped a few scratches to the covers, esp visible when held at an angle to the light, lightly dustmarked page block.
First UK hardcover edition, Granada Books, 1982,