The Other End of Time (Eschaton Sequence) Mass Market Paperback – 1 Jul 1997
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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.
Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As good as any SF I've read and I've read a lot. The fact that Pohl was 78 (I think) when he wrote this and 80 when the sequel was written is amazing when you consider these are... Read morePublished on 3 Sept. 1999
This book is one of the most original sci-fi books I have read. It has enough twists and turns to make a pretzel look straight and enough original and funny things to keep the... Read morePublished on 4 Aug. 1998
I was in the Sci-Fi Section of my local bookstore, and someone recomended Pohl to me. I can see why. He writes Sci-Fi the way it was meant to be written. Read morePublished on 29 July 1997