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The Resource Time's eye, Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter

Time's eye, Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter

Label
Time's eye
Title
Time's eye
Statement of responsibility
Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter
Title variation
Times eye
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For eons, Earth has been under observation by the Firstborn, beings almost as old as the universe itself. The Firstborn are unknown to humankind-- until they act. In an instant, Earth is carved up and reassembled like a huge jigsaw puzzle. Suddenly the planet and every living thing on it no longer exist in a single timeline. Instead, the world becomes a patchwork of eras, from prehistory to 2037, each with its own indigenous inhabitants. Scattered across the planet are floating silver orbs impervious to all weapons and impossible to communicate with. Are these technologically advanced devices responsible for creating and sustaining the rifts in time? Are they cameras through which inscrutable alien eyes are watching? Or are they something stranger and more terrifying still? The answer may lie in the ancient city of Babylon, where two groups of refugees from 2037--three cosmonauts returning to Earth from the International Space Station, and three United Nations peacekeepers on a mission in Afghanistan--have detected radio signals: the only such signals on the planet, apart from their own. The peacekeepers find allies in nineteenth-century British troops and in the armies of Alexander the Great. The astronauts, crash-landed in the steppes of Asia, join forces with the Mongol horde led by Genghis Khan. The two sides set out for Babylon, each determined to win the race for knowledge . . . and the power that lies within. Yet the real power is beyond human control, perhaps even human understanding. As two great armies face off before the gates of Babylon, it watches, waiting. . .
Member of
Summary
A mysterious glowing orb appears over the region of central Asia, ripping the Earth into a kaleidoscopic patchwork of conflicting eras of the past, present, and future, mingling UN peacekeepers from the year 2037 with nineteenth-century British soldiers, the Mongol army of Genghis Khan, and the forces of Alexander the Great
Theme
Storyline
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
121015
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1917-2008
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clarke, Arthur C.
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6005.L36
LC item number
T56 2004
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Baxter, Stephen
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Time odyssey series
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alexander
  • Genghis Khan
  • Kipling, Rudyard
  • Time travel
  • Aliens
  • Astronauts
  • Women astronauts
  • Prehistoric humans
  • Mongols
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Alien artifacts
  • Earth
  • Babylon (Extinct city)
  • Ancient Greece
Target audience
adult
Label
Time's eye, Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Del Rey book"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
337 pages
Isbn
9780345452474
Lccn
2003069061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 53887548
  • 432269
Label
Time's eye, Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter
Publication
Note
"A Del Rey book"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
337 pages
Isbn
9780345452474
Lccn
2003069061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 53887548
  • 432269

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