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There is a secret passage through time

...and it leads all the way to the end of Eternity. But the journey has a terrible cost. It alters not only the future but he present in which we live.

A century after the publication of H. G. Wells' immortal The Time Machine, Stephen Baxter, today's most acclaimed new hard SF author, and the acknowledged Clarke, returns to the distant conflict between the Eloi and the Morlocks in a story that is at once an exciting expansion, and a radical departure based on the astonishing new understandings of quantum physics.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 104 x 170 x 38mm | 265g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0061056480
  • 9780061056482
  • 107,768

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"A stunning talent!" -- "Locus""Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov and Robert Hcinlein succeeded...and now Stephen Baxter joins their exclusive ranks, writing science fiction in which the science is right. A sheer pleasure to read!"-- "New Scientist""A major new talent!" -- Arthur C. Clarke
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About Stephen Baxter

Stephen Baxter is an acclaimed, multiple-award-winning author whose many books include the Xeelee Sequence series, the Time Odyssey trilogy (written with Arthur C. Clarke), and The Time Ships, a sequel to H. G. Wells's classic The Time Machine. He lives in England.
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5,531 ratings
3.95 out of 5 stars
5 34% (1,856)
4 36% (2,016)
3 23% (1,250)
2 6% (319)
1 2% (90)

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Baxter manages to use the language of H G Wells and fuse it with his own brilliant, clear and captivating style of writing. The follow up to H G Wells' Time Machine, Baxter takes the intrepid time traveller across time and space. The theme of alternative time lines or a multiverse existence are explored not just into the future, but Baxter takes us to the very start of life on Earth, at least one version of it, through to a world dominated by the intellectual and dominant Morlock species. It all sounds very complicated, and in some ways it is, but Baxter tells a story that helps even a non-scientist like me understand the principles of some complex scientific ideas and theories without dumbing it down. A good starting point if you are new to Baxter's writing, if you enjoyed 'Time', 'Origin', 'Space' or 'Phase Space', you will love this. Highly recommended for any Sci-Fi fan and at this price a real bargain, one to be read again, I'm sure I'll find something new in the next read through having read Space, Time and Origin after reading this one. Simply enjoy, simply brilliant!!show more
by Mr D Lewis
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