But it's inevitable so let me shorten that time then
The Foundation is about a scientific concept of predicting the future with numbers created by Issac Asimov. The book has different main characters every portion of the book
We start the book with a quote from another book called the encyclopedia. The encyclopedia is a real-time history book of events in the present & past. The creator of this book series, Dr. Hari Seldon is arrested for treason but is not found gulty.
50 Years later we meet some of the people living on Terminus who have the least amount of materials to create the book and are threatened by other planets who leave the empire by choosing to.