The End of Eternity: A Novel
Tom Doherty Associates, 5 de jan de 2010 - 256 páginas
One of Isaac Asimov's SF masterpieces, this stand-alone novel is a monument of the flowering of SF in the twentieth century. It is widely regarded as Asimov's single best SF novel.
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 also 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 he 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 - Zumbanista - LibraryThing
The End of Eternity by Isaac Asimov was a reread from my teenage years when the author was a favourite of mine. I've always found the subject of time travel compelling and here, Asimov creates a lot ... Ler resenha completa
LibraryThing ReviewComentário do usuário - fpagan - LibraryThing
In his recent book on the "history" of time travel, James Gleick commented on this wonderful old Asimov novel. The commentary inspired me to now reread the novel, my first enjoyment of which had ... Ler resenha completa
7 PRELUDE TO CRIME
11 FULL CIRCLE
12 THE BEGINNING OF ETERNITY
13 BEYOND THE DOWNWHEN TERMINUS
14 THE EARLIER CRIME
15 SEARCH THROUGH THE PRIMITIVE
16 THE HIDDEN CENTURIES
17 THE CLOSING CIRCLE
18 THE BEGINNING OF INFINITY