Wow! A very exciting read, with an interesting mingling of different times in history. The basic premise is that suddenly the world has been split into various "pieces" from different times and put back together. Not only has this destroyed many civilizations and put people from different times in contact with each other, it also screwed up weather patterns. (Suddenly you have an area that's still in the Ice Age sitting right next to a warmer spot--it wreaks havoc with the climate.)
Strong characters, lots of plot twists, and vivid descriptions. Definitely one I'd recommend.
Interesting approach to a different timeline story. The book also has the accompanying CD which has an electronic copy of the book, interviews with the authors, and background material to the story.
This is an incredibe story from the Grand Master of true, hard Sci-Fi. "Other" beings who may, or may not, be the origin of man are "developing" mankind as almost a toy or passtime. There is also a CD included.
Interesting story with some good, unexpected plot twists. Fun read. Looking forward to reading the next two books in the trilogy.
Sir Arthur C. Clarke, CBE, and Stephen Baxter collaborate on this work of art and science. TIME'S EYE spans countless centuries and carries cutting edge ideas on physic and alien intervention. It shows two f teh genres masters at their groundbreaking best and is the first novel of "A Time Odysssey".
The author of CHILDHOOD'S END, RENDEZVOUS WITH RAMA, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, and THE FOUNTAINS OF PARADISE, (besides being the inventor of the space satellite) teams up with the author of MANIFOLD TIME, EVOLUTION, and COALESCENT to produce a strange, thought-provoking novel.
All in an instant the entire Earth is carved up into separate regions, each culled from other times and places of the planet. Then the poor, abused planet is patched back together---minus 99% of its human population.
The few survivors attempt to regroup, the most high-tech of them homing in on a peculiar radio signal apparently coming from the city of Babylon.
But what kind of world will be remade of this basted-together planet-quilt with the hordes of Genghis Khan and the armies of Alexander the Great both converging on one little city . . . while in the air above Earth float thousands of enigmatic, otherworld observers?