In War Times

In War Times

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Kathleen Ann Goonan burst into prominence with Queen City Jazz, the start of her Nanotech Quartet. The Bones of Time, her widely acclaimed second novel, was a finalist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award in 2000. In War Times is deeply satisfying SF. Sam, the protagonist, is a young enlisted man in 1941 when his older brother Keenan is killed at Pearl Harbor. Seduced by a mysterious woman, Sam gives her plans for a device that will end not just the war, but perhaps even the human predilection for war.

Sam spends his war years trying to construct the device and discovers only later that it worked. Sam falls in love with a spy, and they both become involved in preventing the JFK assassination in the 1960s. Over the decades it becomes deeply meaningful that his world is strangely transformed by the enigmatic device.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 348 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 385.55g
  • Tor Books
  • New York
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0765332434
  • 9780765332431
  • 953,336

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"Kathleen Goonan is one of the very few writers of science fiction, today, willing to work with the unfettered vistas of abject weirdness presented by the apocalyptic potential of really new technologies."--William Gibson"Goonan is one of the most imaginative authors in the literature of the imagination."--David Brin"In the hands of Kathleen Ann Goonan, the science of science fiction becomes something lyrical and vividly human, and the intricately imagined future she presents is thus rendered completely plausible and poignant in the extreme." --Lucius Shepard"Only Kathleen Goonan could have created this complex interweaving of jazz, physics, love, and war."--Joe Haldeman on "In War Times"
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About Kathleen Ann Goonan

KATHLEEN ANN GOONAN is a multiple Nebula Award-nominee. She lives in Tavernier, Florida.
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282 ratings
3.46 out of 5 stars
5 18% (52)
4 33% (93)
3 31% (88)
2 11% (32)
1 6% (17)
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