Bernard Seldon lives in constant fear, ever since he suffered a trauma at the age of six - he started a fire in the orphanage where he lived which led to the death of his four year old sister. He has nightmares and is haunted by a gaunt man who threatens him by his very presence. Doctors now think they have developed surgical procedure that can reduce that fear giving him hope that he could lead a normal life. As the treatments continue, there is little doubt that there is a positive effect. Bernard finds however that he also has the ability to insert images into people's minds. Written by
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The title reference comes from the First Inaugural Address of Franklin D. Roosevelt on March 4, 1933: "So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear... is fear itself - nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror..." See more