Asimov
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The 11,988th year of the Galactic Era is also the 81st year before the Foundation Era. Both Hari Seldon and Cleon I are born, Hari Seldon on Helicon in the Arcturus Sector to a tobacco grower father. R. Daneel Olivaw knows the Empire is destabilizing, partly due to frequent chaos outbreaks. He is forced by the Zeroth Law to actively interfere, first as Chief of Staff, then as First Minister. His secret genetic experiments lead both to Hari's mathematical genius and the appearance of many more human mentalics on Trantor.

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