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Isaac Asimov

Illustrated by Alex Wells

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Save 15% on the Isaac Asimov set

Save 15% when you buy the Isaac Asimov collection

Our Isaac Asimov collection includes I, Robot and The Foundation Trilogy.

I, Robot
Isaac Asimov began his career in magazines such as Amazing Stories, writing numerous acclaimed works of science fiction and eventually going on to win the Hugo Award four times and the Nebula Award once. But Asimov was more than one of the greatest science-fiction writers of his age. His concepts and ideas – particularly his 'Three Laws of Robotics', the rules designed to govern robot behaviour – would go on to inspire and influence the real-world development of artificial intelligence in countless ways.

In his introduction to this edition, robotics engineer and novelist Daniel H. Wilson describes the influence of Asimov’s fictional vision of the future. Whether coining the term ‘robotics’ (which he does in one of the I, Robot short stories) or inspiring Joseph Engelberger and George Devel to construct the first robotic arm, Asimov’s gift, Wilson writes, was to ‘lift our eyes to the horizon; to show us worlds worth living in’.
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The Foundation Trilogy
In 1941, Isaac Asimov, a young scientist and writer, was inspired by Edward Gibbon’s The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire – and by contemporary global politics – to write an epic for his own age. He set out to tell of ‘the fall of the Galactic Empire and the return of feudalism, written from the viewpoint of someone in the secure days of the Second Galactic Empire’. The result was The Foundation Trilogy, an extraordinary science fiction epic that raises profound questions. Why do empires rise and fall? How is society best run? Can history be predicted? Asimov explores these ideas in a multi-layered, ingenious story that is as gripping today as when it was first published.
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Production Details

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  • I, Robot
  • Introduced by Daniel H. Wilson
  • Bound in cloth, blocked with a design by the Alex Wells
  • Set in Garamond Pro
  • 256 pages
  • Frontispiece and 6 colour illustrations by the artist
  • Slipcase
  • 9˝ × 5¾˝

  • The Foundation Trilogy
  • 3 volumes
  • Introduction by Nobel Prize-winner Paul Krugman
  • Illustrations by Alex Wells
  • Frontispiece and 6 colour illustrations per volume
  • Each book is three-quarter bound in buckram, with a paper side on the front board, printed with a design by Alex Wells
  • 792 pages
  • 9" x 5¾"

About Isaac Asimov

Russian author Isaac Asimov, born 1920, was a biochemistry professor and novelist. A prolific author, he penned nearly 500 books before his death in 1992. Asimov wrote on a wide variety of topics like astronomy, biology, math, religion but he is best known for his science-fiction novels. Winner of several Hugo and Nebula Awards, Asimov is to be praised for his literary and scientific legacies.

About Alex Wells

Alex Wells is a young British illustrator. In this, his first commission for The Folio Society, he has skilfully evoked both the futuristic feel of the series as well as the period in which it was written. He says, ‘I’ve always been an avid reader of science fiction and Asimov's Foundation Trilogy is among the best the genre has to offer. The biggest challenge was trying to convey an exciting science-fiction feel and look while staying true to the sophisticated universe Asimov created.’

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