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Asimov's Original Foundation Stories

"Of the two major constructions of the future which have been developed in these pages, the most subtle and carefully designed is Robert Heinlein's but the most sweeping is Isaac Asimov's."

— P. Schuyler Miller, "Foundation and Empire (review),"
Astounding Science Fiction, April 1953, pp. 156-157


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Foundation

Image - Foundation,Gnome Press, 1951

Dust Jacket illustration by David A. Kyle (served by ISFDB).

"The Psychohistorians," in Foundation, Isaac Asimov, Gnome Press, 1951, with dust jacket illustration by David A. Kyle.


(Note: "The Psychohistorians" was first published in Foundation, appearing in print after the other four instalments but taking place prior to "The Encyclopedists.")


Image - Astounding Science Fiction, May 1942

Unrelated cover illustration by Hubert Rogers (served by Galactic Central).

"Foundation," Isaac Asimov, Astounding Science Fiction, Vol. 29, No. 3, May 1942, pp. 38-52, with interior illustration by Manuel Rey Isip, and reprinted:

• as "The Encyclopedists," in Foundation, Gnome Press, 1951, with dust jacket illustration by David A. Kyle.


Image - Astounding Science Fiction, June 1942

Cover illustration by Hubert Rogers (served by Galactic Central).

"Bridle and Saddle," Isaac Asimov, Astounding Science Fiction, Vol. 29, No. 4, June 1942, pp. 9-30, with cover illustration by Hubert Rogers and interior illustration by Charles Schneeman, and reprinted:

• as "The Mayors," in Foundation, Gnome Press, 1951, with dust jacket illustration by David A. Kyle.


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Unrelated cover illustration by William Timmons (served by Galactic Central).

"The Wedge," Isaac Asimov, Astounding Science Fiction, Vol. 34, No. 2, October 1944, pp. 64-79, with interior illustration by Frank Kramer, and reprinted:

• as "The Traders," in Foundation, Gnome Press, 1951, with dust jacket illustration by David A. Kyle.


(Note: While "The Wedge" was originally published after "The Big and the Little," it takes place prior to "The Big and the Little.")


Image - Astounding Science Fiction, August 1944

Cover illustration by William Timmons (served by Galactic Central).

"The Big and the Little," Isaac Asimov, Astounding Science Fiction, Vol. 33, No. 6, August 1944, pp. 7-54, with cover illustration by William Timmons and interior illustration by Paul Orban, and reprinted:

• as "The Merchant Princes," in Foundation, Gnome Press, 1951, with dust jacket illustration by David A. Kyle.


Reviews of Foundation:

• P. Schuyler Miller, Astounding Science Fiction, Vol. 48, No. 6, February 1952, pp. 156-157.


Foundation and Empire

Image - Astounding Science Fiction, April 1945

Cover illustration by William Timmins (served by Galactic Central).

"Dead Hand," Isaac Asimov, Astounding Science Fiction, Vol. 35, No. 2, April 1945, pp. 6-60, with cover illustration by William Timmins and interior illustration by Paul Orban, and reprinted:

• as "The General," in Foundation and Empire, Gnome Press, 1952, with dust jacket illustration by Edd Cartier.


Image - Astounding Science Fiction, November 1945

Cover illustration by William Timmins (served by Galactic Central).

"The Mule (part 1)," Isaac Asimov, Astounding Science Fiction, Vol. 36, No. 3, November 1945, pp. 7-53, with cover illustration by William Timmins and interior illustration by Paul Orban, and reprinted:

• as "The Mule (part 1)," in Foundation and Empire, Gnome Press, 1952, with dust jacket illustration by Edd Cartier.


Image - Astounding Science Fiction, December 1945

Unrelated cover illustration by William Timmins (served by Galactic Central).

"The Mule (part 2)," Isaac Asimov, Astounding Science Fiction, Vol. 36, No. 4, December 1945, pp. 60-98, with interior illustration by Paul Orban, and reprinted:

• as "The Mule (part 2)," in Foundation and Empire, Gnome Press, 1952, with dust jacket illustration by Edd Cartier.


Reviews of Foundation and Empire:

• P. Schuyler Miller, Astounding Science Fiction, Vol. 51, No. 2, April 1953, pp. 156-157.


Second Foundation

Image - Astounding Science Fiction, January 1948

Cover illustration by Hubert Rogers (served by Galactic Central).

"Now You See It . . .," Isaac Asimov, Astounding Science Fiction, Vol. 40, No. 5, January 1948, pp. 7-61, with cover illustration and interior illustration by Hubert Rogers, and reprinted:

• as "Search by the Mule," in Second Foundation, Gnome Press, 1951, with dust jacket illustration by Ric Binkley.


Image - Astounding Science Fiction, November 1949

Cover illustration by Hubert Rogers (served by Galactic Central).

". . . And Now You Don't (Part 1 of 3)," Isaac Asimov, Astounding Science Fiction, Vol. 44, No. 3, November 1949, pp. 5-40, with cover illustration and interior illustration by Hubert Rogers, and reprinted:

• as "Search by the Foundation," in Second Foundation, Gnome Press, 1951, with dust jacket illustration by Ric Binkley.


Image - Astounding Science Fiction, December 1949

Cover illustration by Hubert Rogers (served by Galactic Central).

". . . And Now You Don't (Part 2 of 3)," Isaac Asimov, Astounding Science Fiction, Vol. 44, No. 4, December 1949, pp. 120-161, with interior illustration by Hubert Rogers, and reprinted:

• as "Search by the Foundation," in Second Foundation, Gnome Press, 1951, with dust jacket illustration by Ric Binkley.


Image - Astounding Science Fiction, January 1950

Cover illustration by Hubert Rogers (served by Galactic Central).

". . . And Now You Don't (Part 3 of 3)," Isaac Asimov, Astounding Science Fiction, Vol. 44, No. 5, January 1950, pp. 111-152, with interior illustration by Hubert Rogers, and reprinted:

• as "Search by the Foundation," in Second Foundation, Gnome Press, 1951, with dust jacket illustration by Ric Binkley.


Reviews of Second Foundation:

• P. Schuyler Miller, Astounding Science Fiction, Vol. 53, No. 4, June 1954, p. 144.




Cover illustrations by Don Punchatz (Avon 1966)

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Cover illustrations by Darrell K. Sweet (Ballantine 1983)

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Cover illustrations by Micheal Whelan (Ballantine 1986)

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Cover illustrations by Stephen Youll (Bantam 1991)

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