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 - DanielSTJ - www.librarything.com
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
LibraryThing ReviewComentário do usuário - pgiunta - www.librarything.com
When time travel was discovered in the 24th century, it became apparent that events could be manipulated both in the past and the future. The responsibility to make corrections and alter time fell ... 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