It is the year 12,020 G.E. and Emperor Cleon I sits uneasily on the throne of Trantor. In this great capital, 40 billion people have created an unimaginable technological, cultural, complex civilisation. Yet Cleon knows there are those who would see him fall - those whom he would destroy if only he could read the future. Hari Seldon, visiting Trantor to deliver his paper on psycho-history, doesn't know he's sealed his fate and that of humanity. He possesses the prophetic power that makes him the most wanted man in the Empire - a power that will be known forever after as Foundation. Cover art by Fred Gambino.