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 352nd greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

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

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Prelude to Foundation (Foundation, Book 1) Mass Market Paperback 86563 $4.94 $0.25 1989
Foundation and Earth Mass Market Paperback 63247 $5.84 $1.99 2004
Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation Hardcover 36183 $19.85 $14.99 2010
Foundation's Edge (Foundation Novels) Mass Market Paperback 31639 $3.60 $1.50 1991
Forward the Foundation Mass Market Paperback 28169 $4.79 $1.44 1994
Foundation and Empire Mass Market Paperback 21162 $5.64 $1.75 1991
Second Foundation Mass Market Paperback 19320 $4.74 $1.75 1991
Foundation Mass Market Paperback 7274 $5.82 $1.61 1991
Foundation Audible Audio Edition 1003 $23.95 2010
Second Foundation(Foundation Trilogy, Book 3) Mass Market Paperback 1939903 $6.45 $0.01 1983
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
The Second Foundation Audio CD 2739556 $1,521.91 $129.99
Foundation And Earth Paperback 1026877 $6.16
Prelude to Foundation Paperback 247136 $6.46 $1.18
Prelude to Foundation (Foundation Novels (Paperback)) Mass Market Paperback 6950660 $1.25
Foundation / Foundation and Empire / Second Foundation (The Foundation Trilogy) Hardcover 1328805 $68.51 $18.39
Forward the Foundation Hardcover 782592 $1.90
Forward the Foundation Mass Market Paperback 5837444 $8.09 $2.30
Foundations Edge (Signed & Numbered ed) Hardcover 540844 $173.13 $79.04
The Foundation Trilogy Hardcover 240786 $29.98 $12.52
The Foundation Trilogy Paperback 397292 $77.02 $4.50
Forward the Foundation (Foundation Novels) Hardcover 1007754 $4.50 $0.01 1993
Second Foundation Mass Market Paperback 1373527 $0.15
Foundation's Edge Hardcover 1612905 $11.96 $0.01 1982
Foundation (The Foundation Series) Kindle Edition 1232 $5.99 2004
Foundation (Foundation Novels) Paperback 28075 $5.85 $2.41 2008
Foundation Hardcover 734444 $12.62 $2.07 2004
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 Empire (Foundation Novels) Paperback 101506 $6.48 $1.88 2008
Foundation and Empire Hardcover 1231560 $80.81 $9.36 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 Hardcover 292623 $12.85 $3.95 2004
Second Foundation (Foundation Novels) Paperback 481590 $6.20 $1.67 2008
The Foundation Trilogy Boxed Set (Foundation, Second Foundation, Foundation and Empire) Mass Market Paperback 1015334 $49.00 $23.00 1971
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 (The Foundation Series) Kindle Edition 13189 $5.99 2012
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
Foundation's Edge Mass Market Paperback 1853227 $0.45 $0.01 1983
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
The Foundation Trilogy, Three Classics of Science Fiction - Foundation, Foundation And Empire, Second Foundation Paperback 3170474 $25.00
FOUNDATION AND EMPIRE Mass Market Paperback 3583247 $3.43 $0.01 1984
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
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 (Adapted by BBC Radio) Paperback 144640 $12.65 $12.64 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
Foundation. Paperback 6041615 $969.01 $29.79 2000
The Foundation Trilogy Boxed Set (Foundation, Second Foundation, Foundation and Empire) Paperback 4841428 $80.00
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
Isaac Asimov's Foundation Series Audio CD 440142 $20.00 $34.95 2006
FOUNDATION Mass Market Paperback 3419965 $4.99 $0.01 1984