Study Guide

Foundation Part II, Prologue

By Isaac Asimov

Part II, Prologue

"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.)