Book Reviews of A World Out of Time

A World Out of Time
A World Out of Time
Author: Larry Niven
ISBN-13: 9780345336965
ISBN-10: 0345336968
Publication Date: 3/12/1986
Pages: 256
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 23 ratings
Publisher: Del Rey
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 1
Huh. I thought I'd reviewed this one already.
Anyway, the plot concerns a late 20th century human revived in the body of a convict in the service of a world girdling power and water monopoly as a star ship pilot. He then steals the ship from them to use relativity to cheat time and head into the future.
The novel shows some of its age with Bussard ramjets and similar things, but its not bad. The future Earth and the societies are interestingly weird, as are the feral ecologies. Still, at best I can give it three stars because the characters are stock Niven characters.
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Jaybee Corbell awoke after more than 200 years as a corpsicle-in someone else's body under sentence of instant annihilationif he made a wron move while they were training him for a one way mission to the stars.
But Corbell picked his time and made his move. Once he was outbound , where the Society that rules Earth could not reach him, he headed his starship toward the galatic core of the Universe wrenched the fabric of time and space and promised final escape from his captors. Then he returns to an Earth eons older than the one he left...a planet that had had 3,000,000 years to develop perils he had never dreamed of...
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Good Niven quality.
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Jaybee Corbell awoke after more than 200 years as a corpsicle-in someone else's body, and under sentence of instant annihilation if he made a wrong move while they were training him for a one-way mission to the stars...