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My rating: 3 out of 5

My review:

It is quite obvious from the beginning that Foundation was conceived as several short stories and later turned into a book. However there is a common theme in all of those stories: Averting impeding catastrophe for a newly formed colony of Galactic Empire - Foundation. A colony whose creator, Hari Seldon is a psychohistorian - a statistician that can predict changes in societies of large scale. Hari created Foundation to carry the torch of civilization through destruction of Empire itself. Can they keep the knowledge and peace at the same time?

Five parts of Foundation deal with approximately first 150 years of Foundation history. Each part separated by “Seldon Crisis” and each building on resolution of the previous one. All of this gives the Foundation appeal, because there are multiple plots to enjoy, while not being confusing and yet…connected in a way.

All in all a very enjoyable read with no hard surprises but a lot of small memorable moments and quotes. I particularly enjoyed all the political twists and various machinations