Depths of Time
Book One of The Chronicles of
Novel of the Far
by Roger MacBride
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The Depths of Time
"Allen neets his usual high standard
in the far-future combination of speculative hard science, social
sf, and pure adventure." Booklist
"Mind-boggling ideas spice up an
absorbing puzzle." Kirkus Reviews
"A well-rendered hero and a maddeningly
provocative ending." Publisher's Weekly
is of the essence when you're stranded in the future -- and Humanity
is running out of time! The settled universe is filled with terraformed
worlds linked by timeshafts--temporal wormholes in deep space. These
timeshafts are the only way to travel the vast distances etween
the stars. As passengers and crew are placed in cold sleep, their
ships spend decades crossing the interstellar void -- traveling
the wormholes and arriving at their destinations just days after
leaving home. The Chronologic Patrol is charged with guarding these
timeshaft wormholes and preventing time paradoxes at all costs.
But one critical mission ends in disaster. As ships carrying relief
supplies to a crippled planet approach a timeshaft, they are mercilessly
set upon by mysterious Invader, Anton Koffield tries to stop the
invasion by destroying the timeshaft. Marooned eighty years in the
future, he lives as a cursed figure, the villain who killed a world.
And his odyssey through time has only just begun....
To learn about other books in the series,
visit the The
Chronicles of Solace page at Roger MacBride Allen's webpage.