The Big Time Author:Fritz Leiber The book that won the Hugo Award for Best Science-Fiction Novel. — Famous saga of the change war that devastated the universe. — "A superior adventure-mystery about the strangely assorted crew of men and women, snatched out of their lives by emissaries from the far future, who fight and scheme to change the structure of time and history'. --P. Sc... more »huyler Miller, Analog« less
Wow. This won a Hugo? It sure wouldn't in today's SF world...
As far as I'm concerned, this book was a mess. It presents an interesting idea of time war and time travelers, makes a "locked room" mystery out of it, and tries to posit and discuss the philosophical issues it implies. What I got was a mess of characters that were difficult to keep straight, a cool idea shunted to the sidelines, and weird gaps in the narrative.
The book certainly wasn't trash, but frankly I was glad it was as short as it was.