In this taut thriller, a Hugo finalist for Best Novel, nobody knows why there are only three hundred humans left alive on the Earth fifty million years from now. Opinion is fiercely divided on whether to settle in and plant the seed of mankind anew, or to continue using high-energy stasis fields, or "bobbles," in venturing into the future. When somebody is murdered, it's obvious someone has a secret he or she is willing to kill to preserve.The murder intensifies the rift between the two factions, threatening the survival of the human race. It's up to 21st century detective Wil Brierson, the only cop left in the world, to find the culprit, a diabolical fiend whose lust for power could cause the utter extinction of man.
Filled with excitement and adventure, Vinge's tense SF puzzler will satisfy readers with its sense of wonder and engaging characters, one of whom is a murderer with a unique modus operandi.
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Amy was very strong for a woman and had often wondered about this. She dreamed of the stars and places and people that she didn't recall. Then one day Amy was approached by strangers; people in strange uniforms who offered to take her back home to the 27th century. After going home, she proved herself as 'The Gifted One', to save her father's planet from destruction. Then, having saved the planet, she was given her own space craft and crew to explore the galaxy and go to strange places in other times. Amy and her crew went on spectacular adventures where they met new people who became great friends. One adventure is to the Titanic just before its sinking, to try and save the log book.
My editor David (a former publisher and science fiction addict) recommended my book as 'something different and highly entertaining, and said “Features such as the 'Dreaming Room' enable realistic fantasy to entertain and beguile”.
Most of all my story is about being able to live our lives as friends in whatever time, place or dimension. It's about uniting us all as one. What a great world we'd live in if that was so.
Sage Aster doesn’t really believe that Morgan can send her back to the past, so as payment for the kindness Morgan showed her when she was homeless and alone, Sage agrees to the time travel experiment. She is then stunned to find herself transported back to 1912 aboard the doomed Titanic.
Again and again Sage is sent back to different timelines, never quite knowing what she is supposed to accomplish—or how to make things right.
“Good Omens . . . is something like what would have happened if Thomas Pynchon, Tom Robbins and Don DeLillo had collaborated. Lots of literary inventiveness in the plotting and chunks of very good writing and characterization. It’s a wow. It would make one hell of a movie. Or a heavenly one. Take your pick.”—Washington Post
According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.
So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.
And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist . . .