Time's Eye (Time Odyssey)

Time's Eye (Time Odyssey)

Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Baxter

Sir Arthur C. Clarke is a residing legend, a author whose identify has been synonymous with technology fiction for greater than fifty years. An indomitable believer in human and clinical capability, Clarke is a real visionary. If Clarke has an inheritor between today’s technology fiction writers, it's award-winning writer Stephen Baxter. In every one of his acclaimed novels, Baxter has confirmed striking presents of mind's eye and mind, besides an extraordinary skill to deliver the main cerebral technological know-how dramatically to existence. Now those champions of humanism and medical hypothesis have mixed their skills in a singular absolute to be some of the most talked-about of the yr, a 2001 for the hot millennium.


For eons, Earth has been less than statement by way of the Firstborn, beings nearly as previous because the universe itself. The Firstborn are unknown to humankind— till they act. directly, Earth is carved up and reassembled like an incredible jigsaw puzzle. abruptly the planet and each residing factor on it now not exist in one timeline. as a substitute, the realm turns into a patchwork of eras, from prehistory to 2037, each one with its personal indigenous inhabitants.

Scattered around the planet are floating silver orbs impervious to all guns and very unlikely to speak with. Are those technologically complicated units answerable for growing and maintaining the rifts in time? Are they cameras in which inscrutable alien eyes are looking at? Or are they anything stranger and extra terrifying still?

The resolution may possibly lie within the old urban of Babylon, the place teams of refugees from 2037—three cosmonauts returning to Earth from the overseas area Station, and 3 United international locations peacekeepers on a venture in Afghanistan—have detected radio indications: the single such indications on this planet, except their very own. The peacekeepers locate allies in nineteenth-century British troops and within the armies of Alexander the nice. The astronauts, crash-landed within the steppes of Asia, subscribe to forces with the Mongol horde led through Genghis Khan. the 2 facets set out for Babylon, every one decided to win the race for wisdom . . . and the facility that lies within.

Yet the true strength is past human keep watch over, maybe even human realizing. As nice armies face off sooner than the gates of Babylon, it watches, ready. . . .

From the Hardcover edition.

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