Although an Asimov fan since my teens, it took me until the age of 21 to discover the Foundation saga in full. It was my father who suggested I give Prelude to Foundation a read, despite this being a prequel to the original books, but it was worth reading the stories in order.
Discovered in 1978, aged 15.
I was ten years old, and it's one of the first books that I managed to borrow from the adult library in my home town.
Although I've been aware of "Foundation" forever, I only read the original trilogy for the first time in 2003. I'd have been a sprightly 35.
Far too young to understand the majority of the big ideas and when I read it again in later life the adventure stuff all seemed a bit too juvenile.
I was a schoolboy with a thirst for all things Sci-Fi (with the exception of Van Voigt, whom I found somewhat dull and dated). I first read soem of Asimov's short stories and was hooked - as you will be!
I read the first part Foundation borrowed from Middlesbrough General Library in 1961 when I was 10. I shouldn't have been able to get it as I was a JUnior member and it was in the Main (older) library but I had read the Junior Library, yes all of it.
It was 1997 I was 22 years of age a student in Leeds and had never read a true science fiction book.
1976 or thereabouts. I'd have been 10 or 11.
I was in my teens. Very early eighties I think.
I was about 1960 when I first read this book and I was about 10 at the time.
If I was 8 when I snuck in and nicked it off my brother, that would have been 1966. I didn't get to read Foundation itself for at least another 10 years.
Early 2000's while studying for a PhD.
I was 11 years old (1992) when I received the first book as a very thoughtful Christmas present.
Started reading them aged about 11-12. We had a great librarian who would let you take out adult books as long as he tought you were responsible enough.
It was 1984 (13 years old) I was given a copy of Foundation's Edge for Christmas my first Sci-Fi book.