Foundation by Isaac Asimov

Foundation is the first book in Isaac Asimov's Foundation Trilogy (later expanded into The Foundation Series). Foundation is a collection of five short stories, which were first published together as a book by Gnome Press in 1951. Together, they form a single plot. Foundation tells the story of a group of scientists who seek to preserve knowledge as the civilizations around them begin to regress.

The 379th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 110 Best Books: The Perfect Library (The Telegraph)
  2. - The 75 Best Books of the Past 75 Years (Parade Magazine)
  3. - Select 100 (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
  4. - The Great American Read (PBS)
  5. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)

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Second Foundation(Foundation Trilogy, Book 3) Mass Market Paperback 1939903 $6.45 $0.01 1983
Forward the Foundation Hardcover 5055683 $13.92 $6.79
Second Foundation Hardcover 1669850 $251.59 $20.45 2004
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FOUNDATION AND EMPIRE Mass Market Paperback 3288454 $2.94 $0.01 1983
Foundation, Book 1 Mass Market Paperback 1715010 $6.99 $0.01 1986
Foundation Audio CD 2576154 $38.00
Second Foundation Mass Market Paperback 796544 $8.99 $0.15
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Foundation / Foundation and Empire / Second Foundation (The Foundation Trilogy) Hardcover 1328805 $68.51 $18.39
The Foundation Trilogy Paperback 397292 $77.02 $4.50
Forward the Foundation Hardcover 782592 $1.90
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Foundations Edge (Signed & Numbered ed) Hardcover 540844 $173.13 $79.04
The Foundation Trilogy Hardcover 240786 $29.98 $12.52
Foundation's Edge Hardcover 1116045 $39.95 $1.37 1982
Foundation's Edge Hardcover 3727028 $0.14
Foundation and Empire - Isaac Asimov Collection Hardcover 3622039 $59.95 $19.95
Second Foundation Mass Market Paperback 1373527 $0.15
Foundation (Foundation Novels) Paperback 28075 $5.85 $2.41 2008
Foundation (Foundation, No.1) Mass Market Paperback 755163 $3.02 $0.01 1983
Foundation and Empire (The Foundation Series) Kindle Edition 3301 $5.99 2004
Foundation and Empir (Lib)(CD) Audio CD 2712674 $130.90 $80.00 2003
Foundation and Empire Mass Market Paperback 2998804 $4.45 $0.01 1986
Second Foundation (The Foundation Series) Kindle Edition 5163 $5.99 2004
Second Foundation Paperback 374510 $12.45 $3.54 2008
Prelude to Foundation (The Foundation Series) Kindle Edition 8371 $5.99 2012
Prelude to Foundation (Foundation Novels) Hardcover 587124 $4.99 $0.01 1988
Foundation and Earth (Foundation) Hardcover 663342 $7.49 $0.01 1986
Foundation and Earth Mass Market Paperback 1798072 $2.00 $0.01 1987
Foundation's Edge (The Foundation Series) Kindle Edition 9540 $5.99 2012
Foundations Edge Paperback 622747 $6.89 $0.01 1994
The Foundation Trilogy (Adapted by BBC Radio) Hardcover 214823 $19.32 $19.32 2010
Foundation (Book 1) Mass Market Paperback 506834 $0.01 1975
Second Foundation (Foundation Series Bk 5) Mass Market Paperback 1760117 $6.45 $0.01 1986
Foundation and Earth Mass Market Paperback 2140465 $5.00 $0.01 1994
Foundation and Earth. Paperback 2382280 $12.18 $2.78
Foundation Trilogy Paperback 703905 $42.00 $0.49 1986
I, Robot [Paperback] [Jan 01, 2018] ISAAC ASIMOV Paperback 948123 $9.56 $9.69
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The Foundation Trilogy, Three Classics of Science Fiction - Foundation, Foundation And Empire, Second Foundation Paperback 3170474 $25.00
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Second Foundation (Foundation Novels) Mass Market Paperback 2099885 $6.24 $0.01 1984
THE FOUNDATION TRILOGY - THE STARS, LIKE DUST - THE NAKED SUN - I, ROBOT Hardcover 10308194 $0.99 1982
Forward the Foundation (The Foundation Series) Kindle Edition 12840 $5.99 2012
Forward the Foundation Paperback 243991 $7.99 $0.84 1994
Forward the Foundation Hardcover 2253679 $0.97
Foundation and Empire Paperback 151791 $10.49 $2.98 2008
FOUNDATIONS EDGE- PB Paperback 1239819 $7.11 $6.88 2016
Second Foundation by Isaac Asimov, First edition hardcover with DJ, 1953 Hardcover 1742912 $292.17
Foundation. Paperback 6041615 $969.01 $29.79 2000
The Foundation Trilogy Boxed Set (Foundation, Second Foundation, Foundation and Empire) Paperback 4841428 $80.00
Second Foundation Paperback 2781410 $6.43 $0.01
The Foundation Trilogy Paperback 2103709 $212.81 $0.01 1983
Die Foundation-Trilogie: Foundation / Foundation und Imperium / Zweite Foundation (Roboter und Foundation - der Zyklus 11) (German Edition) Kindle Edition 450034 2012
Die Foundation-Trilogie Paperback 6373325 $17.67 $7.57
Foundation's Edge Mass Market Paperback 3504935 $9.90 $0.01
Foundation Audible Audio Edition 1003 $23.95 2010
Foundation and Empire Mass Market Paperback 27956 $5.00 $1.00 1991
Isaac Asimov's Foundation Series Audio CD 440142 $20.00 $34.95 2006
FOUNDATION Mass Market Paperback 3419965 $4.99 $0.01 1984
Foundation and Empire Paperback 2016507 $4.99 $0.01
Forward the Foundation Paperback 381224 $17.00 2020
Prelude to Foundation Paperback 832456 $17.00 2020
An Isaac Asimov Omnibus: The Foundation Trilogy Hardcover 3125208 $80.00 1966
Foundation Mass Market Paperback 2649 $6.20 $2.00 1991
The Foundation Trilogy Hardcover 886612 $34.95 $11.28 2011
Omnibus: Foundation Trilogy Hardcover 254416 $149.00 $24.00
Foundation and Empire Hardcover 2513017 $44.95 $1.40
Foundation and Empire Mass Market Paperback 4063944 $25.00 $0.01
Prelude to Foundation (The Foundation Series) Paperback 1909876 $8.14 $0.01 1994
Second Foundation Mass Market Paperback 26214 $3.52 $1.48 1991
The Foundation Trilogy (Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation), The Stars, Like Dust; The Naked Sun; I, Robot Hardcover 382585 $62.75 $14.39
Foundation and Empire (Foundation Novels) Hardcover 2805840 $19.00
Foundation and Empire Audible Audiobook 639 $23.95 2010
Second Foundation Audible Audiobook 750 $23.95 2010
Foundation's Edge (Foundation Novels) Mass Market Paperback 32764 $6.01 $1.30 1991
Second Foundation Mass Market Paperback 5300926 $6.95 $0.01
Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation Hardcover 31895 $15.37 $14.56 2010
Forward the Foundation Mass Market Paperback 89279 $5.94 $1.25 1994
Foundation & Empire Paperback 1305245 $6.65 $7.70
Foundation Hardcover 2958001 $341.21
Foundation's Edge Paperback 153168 $12.48 $12.75 2020
Foundation (The Foundation Series) Kindle Edition 1232 $5.99 2004
Foundation Hardcover 1513316 $80.00 $49.99 2004
The Foundation Trilogy Boxed Set (Foundation, Second Foundation, Foundation and Empire) Mass Market Paperback 1015334 $49.00 $23.00 1971
Foundation's Edge Mass Market Paperback 1853227 $0.45 $0.01 1983
Foundation and Earth Mass Market Paperback 63247 $5.84 $1.99 2004
Foundation and Earth (The Foundation Series) Kindle Edition 13189 $5.99 2012
The Foundation Trilogy Paperback 386420 $14.63 $4.24 2010
Prelude to Foundation (Foundation, Book 1) Mass Market Paperback 46086 $6.54 $0.94 1989
Foundation And Earth Paperback 1026877 $6.16
Forward the Foundation (Foundation Novels) Hardcover 1007754 $4.50 $0.01 1993
The Foundation Trilogy: Foundation, Second Foundation, Foundation and Empire Paperback 1281872 $35.00 $0.01
Foundation/Foundation and Empire/Second Foundation (Everyman's Library (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.)) Hardcover 1831531 $15.31 $17.22 2010
The Foundation Trilogy Hardcover 368345 $87.62 $10.27 1983
Foundation (Avon White Cover Edition S224) (Foundation Series, Volume 1) Mass Market Paperback 3170130 $25.00 $0.18