Follett named his five best trilogies for The Daily Beast. One entry on the list:
The Foundation TrilogyRead about another trilogy on the list.
by Isaac Asimov
“Future history” is now a genre of its own, and Isaac Asimov invented it. I met him in 1979, soon after my first bestseller, Eye of the Needle, was published. Breathlessly, I told him that I had reread his Foundation books several times. He thanked me as graciously as if it was the first time he had heard a fan say that. It was probably the millionth.
The Foundation Trilogy appears on Orson Scott Card's list of five books sure to get new readers hooked. Foundation is a book that inspired Paul Krugman.