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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Asimov, Isaac, 1920-

Foundation and empire / Isaac Asimov.

p. cm.

1. Seldon, Hari (Fictitious character)—Fiction. 2. Life on other planets—Fiction. 3. Psychohistory—Fiction. I. Title.

PS3551.S5 F596 2004                                    2003069136

813/.54 22

Published simultaneously in Canada

eISBN: 978-0-553-90035-4