After 30 years, Isaac Asimov began to weave his 2 most famous series together in his novel FOUNDATION AND EARTH. In this scene the author described the discovery of a huge statue, a remnant of a long-lost civilization. To symbolize the convergence of the 2 series, the artist used the robot Giskard from his cover art for ROBOTS OF DAWN as the model for the statue.
Centuries after the fall of the First Galactic Empire, Mankind’s destiny lay in the hands of Golan Trevize, former Councilman of the First Foundation. Reluctantly he chose the mental unity of Galaxia as the only alternative to a future of unending chaos.
But Mankind as massmind was not an idea Trevize was comfortable with. So he journeyed in search of humanity’s legendary home, fabled Earth, hoping there to find a solution to his dilemma.
Yet Earth had been lost for thousands of years, and no one could say exactly where it was or if, indeed, it existed at all. More important, Trevize suspected he might not like the answers he found there…