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  • The old First Empire lies shattered, swept away by the forces of First Foundation established by psychohistorian Hari Seldon, the only man to have foreseen the shifting patterns of the inhabited Cosmos.  But not even Seldon could have predicted the mutant menace of the Mule - a being of terrifying supernomal powers who can precipitate a savage struggle that can lay waste to entire star systems. 
  • Book I of Foundation. For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. But only Hari Seldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future - to a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last thirty thousand years. To preserve knowledge and save mankind, Seldon gathers the best minds in the Empire - both scientists and scholars - and brings them to a bleak planet at the edge of the Galaxy to serve as a beacon of hope for a future generations. He calls his sanctuary the Foundation. But soon the fledgling Foundation finds itself at the mercy of corrupt warlords rising in the wake of the receding Empire. Mankind's last best hope is faced with an agonizing choice: submit to the barbarians and be overrun - or fight them and be destroyed. Cover art by Fred Gambino.
  • On a planet at the edge of a galaxy long torn by devastating wars, a man is assigned to  monitoring duties - to detect any sign of aggressiveness that might trigger another conflict. In fulfilling this task, Lewis Orne, interplanetary troubleshooter, discovers within himself extrasensory powers of awesome potential. His new powers get him an invitation to join the company of 'gods' and he must face complex and perilous rites of passage in deep space. Cover art by Bruce Pennington.
  • The day Gabriel Chrome, a failed book sculptor contemplating suicide on the Thames Embankment, stumbled on the suicide bid of the naked Camilla Greylaw, was a great day of hopeful redemption for a corrupt and violent world. For the lovely form he chanced to preserve was the sole carrier of a contagious venereal disease - a bug which could inhibit the aggressive instinct, creating total placidity in all humans. At once, Gabriel's life has new meaning and purpose To save mankind via P 939, the greatest venereal disease in the history of mankind, becomes his hardened ambition - but mankind seems far from hope. Cover art by Chris Foss.
  • The young wizard Sparrowhawk, tempted by pride to try spells beyond his powers, lets loose an evil shadow-beast in his land.  Only he can destroy it and the quest leads him to the farthest corner of Earthsea. Cover art by David Bergen.