The Chronoliths

The Chronoliths

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One day in Thailand, 21st-century slacker Scott Warden witnesses an impossible event: the violent appearance of a 200-foot stone pillar. Its arrival collapses trees for a quarter mile around its base. It appears to be composed of an exotic form of matter. And the inscription chiseled into it commemorates a military victory...sixteen years hence.

As more pillars arrive all over the world, all apparently from our own near future, a strange loop of causality keeps drawing Scott into the central mystery--and a final battle with the future.

The Chronoliths is a 2002 Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel and the winner of the 2002 John W. Campbell Memorial Award.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 137 x 213 x 20mm | 363g
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0765325284
  • 9780765325280
  • 327,160

Review quote

"One of the most impressive bodies of work in contemporary science fiction -- The Chronoliths stands with his best." --The New York Times

"Superb." --Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
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About Robert Charles Wilson

Born in California, Robert Charles Wilson grew up in Canada. He is the author of many acclaimed SF novels including the Hugo Award-winning Spin.
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4,996 ratings
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4 41% (2,057)
3 32% (1,574)
2 7% (373)
1 1% (72)
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