The End of Eternity
Macmillan, 29 de mar. de 2011 - 256 páginas
One of Isaac Asimov's SF masterpieces, this stand-alone novel is a monument of the flowering of SF in the 20th century. It is widely regarded as Asimov's single best SF novel and one every SF fan should read.
Andrew Harlan is an Eternal, a member of the elite of the future. One of the few who live in Eternity, a location outside of place and time, Harlan's job is to create carefully controlled and enacted Reality Changes. These Changes are small, exactingly calculated shifts in the course of history made for the benefit of humankind. Though each Change has been made for the greater good, there are always costs.
During one of his assignments, Harlan meets and falls in love with Noÿs Lambent, a woman who lives in real time and space. Then Harlan learns that Noÿs will cease to exist after the next change, and risks everything to sneak her into Eternity.
Unfortunately, they are caught. Harlan's punishment? His next assignment: kill the woman he loves before the paradox they have created results in the destruction of Eternity.
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LibraryThing ReviewComentário do usuário - breic - LibraryThing
Yet another time travel story. It does sometimes feel like everything's been done before in this sub-genre, and I was disappointed to be reading the same paradoxes again, but perhaps Asimov is one who ... Ler resenha completa
LibraryThing ReviewComentário do usuário - DanielSTJ - LibraryThing
This was a fascinating book! It is the first Asimov novel that I have read and, to be honest, it will not be my last. The story is intense. Although the description is limited and brief in nature ... Ler resenha completa
7 PRELUDE TO CRIME
11 FULL CIRCLE
12 THE BEGINNING OF ETERNITY
14 THE EARLIER CRIME
15 SEARCH THROUGH THE PRIMITIVE
16 THE HIDDEN CENTURIES
17 THE CLOSING CIRCLE
18 THE BEGINNING OF INFINITY
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