The Originist

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"The Originist"
AuthorOrson Scott Card
CountryUnited States
SeriesFoundation series
Published inFoundation's Friends
PublisherTor Books
Media typePrint (hardcover & paperback)
Publication date1989
Short story collection

"The Originist" is a short story by Orson Scott Card. First published in the short story collection Foundation's Friends (1989)[1], it also appears in his short story collection Maps in a Mirror. This story is set in Isaac Asimov's Foundation universe.

Plot summary[edit]

The events in "The Originist" take place just after the first part of Foundation and deal with Hari Seldon's establishment of the Second Foundation.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Martin Harry Greenberg; Isaac Asimov (1990). Foundation's Friends: Stories in Honor of Isaac Asimov. Tom Doherty Associates. ISBN 978-0-8125-0980-9.
  2. ^ Orson Scott Card (30 November 2009). Maps in a Mirror: The Short Fiction of Orson Scott Card. Tom Doherty Associates. ISBN 978-1-4299-6615-3.