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by Isaac Asimov

Foundation Part II, Prologue Summary

"The Encyclopedists"

  • Encyclopedia Galactica: We open this story with a small entry on Terminus, which describes the planet as a tiny thing on the edge of the galaxy. The only planet of its sun, Terminus lacks resources and property value. 
  • Meaning, it's really only good for one of two things: scientific refuge or casino. They go with the former. (Shoulda gone with the casino.)

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