Already fans of The Folio Society, we’re very pleased to share that the publishers of beautifully illustrated books, are bringing back Isaac Asimov’s The Foundation Trilogy by popular demand.
The three-volume set is introduced by leading economist and Nobel Prize-winner Paul Krugman, while the futuristic artwork has been created by talented British illustrator Alex Wells. It also comes ahead of the new exciting Apple TV series Foundation starring Jared Harris screening this September – head here for all the latest on that outstanding-looking series!
Drawing on contemporary politics, ancient history and mathematics, Isaac Asimov’s science-fiction epic, The Foundation Trilogy, explores the decline of the Galactic Empire; a civilisation that ruled nearly 25 million inhabited planets.
Paul Krugman is one of the world’s leading economists, a professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton University and a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Science. In his exclusive introduction for this edition, he describes how The Foundation Trilogy inspired him to study economics, since it was the closest thing to the ‘psycho-history’ of the novel. ‘I grew up wanting to be Hari Seldon, using my understanding of the mathematics of human behaviour to save civilization.’
Artist Alex Wells has illustrated a series of dazzling images that feature over all three volumes, each beautifully capturing Asimov’s multi-layered story. A total of 21 incredible illustrations, alongside three striking binding designs and a blocked slipcase ensure this is the ultimate collector’s edition.
Illustrations © Alex Wells from The Folio Society edition of The Foundation Trilogy
The Foundation Trilogy
By Isaac Asimov
Introduced by Paul Krugman
Illustrated by Alex Wells
Available exclusively from The Folio Society – www.FolioSociety.com
Three volume set
Three-quarter-bound in buckram with printed paper front boards
792 pages in total
7 colour illustrations in each volume
9˝ x 5¾˝