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The 1,000-Year Plan (Foundation)

by Isaac Asimov

Cover artist: Edward Valigursky

Publisher: Ace

Pub year: 1955

Cover price: 35¢


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"Highly unusual — marked suspense throughout."
— Philadelphia Daily News

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Part of Ace Double: No World of Their Own

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Only he could save mankind from 29,000 years of chaos!

For tens of thousands of years mankind had spread out among the stars and their million planets until the Galactic Empire spanned the universe. But like all empires, even that mightiest regime became top-heavy and corrupt. The day was rapidly approaching when it would fall and plunge the universe into thirty thousand years of barbarism and bloodshed!

One man foresaw that fall, the brilliant scientist Hari Seldon. He sought to work out a scheme whereby civilization could be saved. It would require a thousand years of danger and frightful adventure, but it had to be done! Only Hari himself could guide the future — and he was already a dying man!

In Isaac Asimov's startling novel of The 1,000 Year Plan, you will thrill to Seldon's battle to save a galaxy — even after his own death!