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on 17 March 2009
Slow Glass is a new invention. Light travels through Slow Glass at a snail's pace, sometimes taking years to reach the other side. So events that happen on one side of the glass appear on the other side long after they happen. Initially it is used for entertainment: leave a window-sized piece of glass in the jungles of Africa for a year then instead of your view of the local gasometer you'll get herds of wildebeests stretching out across the Serengeti. But gradually the uses become more twisted...

This is a classic Bob Shaw work. He takes an original off-the-wall idea and builds on it with believable characters and intriguing situations to create a picture of how technology can effect us in surprising ways. This was originally a short story, but as it was anthologised many times, and the idea was just too good to not develop further, it was inevitable that a full novel would appear later. This means the novel is episodic, but even then this highly inventive and entertaining set of interrelated tales is a must read piece of sf.
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