Chapters of The Foundation Trilogy pdf
Chapter 1: The Psychohistorians
– Hari Seldon, creator of psychohistory, presents his theory of predicting the future on the planet Trantor.
– Seldon is arrested and brought before the emperor, who decides to exile him.
– Seldon passes on his mission to his protégé, Gaal Dornick, and explains the potential fall of the Galactic Empire.
Chapter 2: The Encyclopedists
– On the planet Terminus, Seldon’s Foundation is established to create the Encyclopedia Galactica.
– The scholars face challenges from politicians and local warlords who want to control the Foundation.
– Salvor Hardin, the Mayor of Terminus City, outwits the warlords and consolidates power for the Foundation.
Chapter 3: The Mayors
– The Foundation faces political unrest as it grows more independent from the decaying Empire.
– A series of mayors, starting with Hardin, navigate through crises and maintain control over Terminus.
– The Foundation deals with conflicts, including the threat of a nuclear attack, and ultimately expands its influence.
Chapter 4: The Traders
– A trader from the Foundation, Hober Mallow, visits the planet Korell and uncovers a religious conspiracy.
– Mallow becomes the mayor of Korell and establishes a trading network to strengthen the Foundation’s power.
– The Foundation gains control over multiple neighboring planets through economic dominance and diplomacy.
Chapter 5: The Merchant Princes
– The Foundation faces a crisis as a group called the Mule emerges, having the ability to alter emotions.
– The Mule conquers various Foundation-held planets and undermines their plans.
– A quest to find the Second Foundation, a secret organization created by Seldon, to counter the Mule’s influence begins.
Chapter 6: The General
– General Bel Riose of the Galactic Empire embarks on a conquest to bring the Foundation back under imperial control.
– Riose wins several battles, but his ambition threatens the stability of the Empire.
– The Foundation manipulates the situation, leading to Riose’s defeat and execution by the Empire.
Chapter 7: The Mule
– The Mule continues his quest to find the Second Foundation and meet his ultimate goal of ruling the galaxy.
– The Foundation discovers the Second Foundation on the planet Trantor.
– A psychological battle ensues between the Mule and the Second Foundation, ultimately resulting in the Mule’s defeat.
Chapter 8: The War’s End
– The Foundation, under the leadership of the Second Foundation, solidifies its control over the galaxy.
– Psychohistorians predict a long period of stability and peace.
– Seldon’s vision of the Foundation as a guardian of knowledge and progress is realized.
The Foundation Trilogy summary