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The Other End of Time (Eschaton Sequence) Mass Market Paperback – 1 Jul 1997

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Product details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books; Reprint edition (July 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0812535197
  • ISBN-13: 978-0812535198
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 2.4 x 17.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,606,544 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The thinking person's "Independence Day."" --Greg Bear "Another mind-boggling saga filled with ideas just as startling as the ones that amazed us in "Gateway."" --David Brin "Pohl leaves you thinking. If the major strength of science fiction is indeed an exploration of What If propositions, "The Other End of Time" provides amply. Even after the last page is read, we are left mulling over the questions he asks and, like the best of any literature, they are not all comfortable questions. Some of them are outright disturbing." --"Science Fiction Age"

About the Author

Frederik Pohl has won all the major awards in the field of science fiction, including three Hugo Awards, two Nebula Awards, both for Best Novel; the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, also for Best Novel; he was accorded the accolade of Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America. He's also won three Hugo awards as editor of the best magazine. He edited the groundbreaking "Star Science Fiction "series of original-story anthologies. He and his wife, educator and political activist Elizabeth Anne Hull, live in Palatine, Illinois.

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I think some of the other reviewers have been overly harsh. I rarely find myself praising Pohl's books highly, with the exception of the Heechee series, but I do feel he is a reasonably good writer. I found this book quite readable, though the time the main human characters spent in confinement was perhaps a little too long from the point of view of pace. I think Pohl had good reasons for putting that section in, however, as it enabled some exploration of issues such as multiple identity - an area he could have gone into more deeply. What I find most interesting about the book is his use of the Tipler thesis - I read the Physics of Immortality a couple of years ago (The math is very heavy going, and I'm really not qualified to judge whether it's feasible). Again, that is something I think perhaps we could have had more of.
On the whole, I think that this book could certainly have been better - a bit more exploration of the issues would have been nice, though I suspect that may be covered later on in the trilogy. The characters are a little thin, I suppose - this is one of those areas where Pohl seems oddly variable. However, they are not so thin as to be a serious obstacle.
I do have some quibbles with the economic & social background, such as the picture of America living with hyper-inflation: It seems unlikely to me that anyone would put up with it for long. Also, for a story set some 30-40 years in the future, it sometimes seems as if the technology of the time is more like the present. But these are not real obstacles to the enjoyment of the story.
A couple of revieweers commented about the ending being very sudden. Well, yes, I suppose it is, but not unjustifiably so.
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I've read a few books by Pohl and I particularly enjoy the way his settings are rich and coherent. He seems to think carefully about the psychology of his characters and the social background they come from (both the humans and the aliens, in this case) explains the characters' motivations and actions quite plausibly. I very much appreciate the depth this adds to the story. Pohl also takes pains to base his stories on science (not necessarily accepted fact, as he notes in an afterword), which makes the story more believable, without sacrificing an imaginative plot. Contrary to another reader, I found the characters compelling. My only disappointment with the book is that it sets up so many different strands, without resolving them -- obviously a sequel is coming, but when? I'm impatient to read it.
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Pohl consistently turns out inventive, readable, novels. The concept and the characters are up to his usual high standards. Unfortunately, the last third of the book moves at a glacial pace-- documenting the incarceration of our heroes in an alien test lab, where next to nothing of any consequence happens. Near the end, the plot picks up pace, only to be abruptly concluded in the final 10 pages with an unsatisfying and unsurprising ending. If you haven't read "Gateway" or "Starburst" or such, read those first!
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After hearing that Frederik Pohl was supposed to be a great novelist, I picked up "The Other End of Time." In the first section, it seems more like a mystery than a sci-fi. Then the plot slows down considerably. It picks up a little at the end, which I read for lack of anything else to do, but it has no real closure. However, I wouldn't want to read a sequel. In some parts, the story is a litle suspenseful, and that does add to the factor of wanting to read a little more, but most areas lack any form of suspense at all. "The Other End of Time" really isn't worth the price tag.
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