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Arthur C. Clarke & Stephen Baxter - The Light of Other Days (2nd Hand Hardback)

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Synopsis

In the most exciting SF collaboration ever, Arthur C. Clarke and his universally acknowledged heir Stephen Baxter pool talent, fantastic ideas, unprecedented cosmic insights as well as page-turning plotting skills and breathlessly good writing to produce the most awesome novel of the future since 3001.

’Space is what keeps everything from being in the same place. Right?’

With these words Hiram Patterson, head of the giant media corporation OurWorld, launches the greatest communications revolution in history. With OurWorld’s development of wormhole technology, any point in space can be connected to any other, faster than the speed of light.

Realtime television coverage is here: earthquakes and wars, murders and disasters can be watched, exactly as they occur, anywhere on the planet.

Then WormCams are made to work across time as well as space. Humanity encounters itself in the light of other days. We witness the life of Jesus, go to the premiere of Hamlet, solve the enigmas that have baffled generations. Blood spilled centuries ago flows vividly once more - and no personal treachery or shame can be concealed.

But when the world and everything in it becomes as transparent as glass and there are no more secrets, people find new ways to gain vengeance and commit crime, and Hiram Patterson finds new ways to keep his Machiavellian schemes secret.

Details
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Fiction - Science Fiction
  • Published : 2000 (1st Ed.)
  • ISBN : 9780002247047
  • SKU : B000188
  • PPC : SP700gm
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"The Light of Other Days confronts us with a thought-experiment: If you could find out the truth, would you embrace it, even if it meant abandoning your beliefs and radically changing your lifestyle?" - Google Review.

The Authors

Sir Arthur Charles Clarke CBE FRAS was an English science-fiction writer, science writer, futurist, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host. He co-wrote the screenplay for the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey, one of the most influential films of all time.

Featured Author . . . Arthur C. Clarke

Stephen Baxter is an English hard science fiction author. He has degrees in mathematics and engineering.