The “Foundation Trilogy” is considered the best universal science fiction series. As such, it was awarded a Hugo Award in 1966, and now gathered in a single volume: an essential reading for lovers of the genre.
Man has spread throughout the galaxy. The capital of the Empire is Trantor, nest of intrigue and corruption. Thanks to his science, founded on the mathematical study of historical facts and the behavior of the masses, the psychohistorian Hari Seldon foresees the fall of the Empire and the return to barbarism for several millennia. In order to reduce this period of barbarism to a thousand years, Seldon decides to create a Foundation at one end of the galaxy.
The power of the Foundation reaches unsuspected limits, its domain is sustained in energy, religion and commerce. However, the appearance of the Mule, an individual endowed with paranormal powers, defies all predictions. Conquering planet after planet, he gains ground on the Foundation at a dizzying rate. The salvation of the galaxy is in the hands of a totally secret Second Foundation and whose location is unknown even to the leaders of the First.