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The End of Eternity

The End of Eternity Andrew Harlan is an Eternal a man whose job it is to range through past and present Centuries monitoring and where necessary altering Time s myriad cause and effect relationships But when Harlan m

  • Title: The End of Eternity
  • Author: Isaac Asimov
  • ISBN: 9780449016190
  • Page: 478
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Andrew Harlan is an Eternal, a man whose job it is to range through past and present Centuries, monitoring and, where necessary, altering Time s myriad cause and effect relationships But when Harlan meets and falls for a non Eternal woman, he seeks to use the awesome powers and techniques of the Eternals to twist time for his own purposes, so that he and his love can survAndrew Harlan is an Eternal, a man whose job it is to range through past and present Centuries, monitoring and, where necessary, altering Time s myriad cause and effect relationships But when Harlan meets and falls for a non Eternal woman, he seeks to use the awesome powers and techniques of the Eternals to twist time for his own purposes, so that he and his love can survive together.Librarian Note The ISBN 9780449016190 for this book was reused on a completely different book.

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    1. Isaac Asimov says:
      Isaac Asimov was a Russian born, American author, a professor of biochemistry, and a highly successful writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books.Professor Asimov is generally considered one of the most prolific writers of all time, having written or edited than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards He has works published in nine of the ten major categories of the Dewey Decimal System lacking only an entry in the 100s category of Philosophy.Asimov is widely considered a master of the science fiction genre and, along with Robert A Heinlein and Arthur C Clarke, was considered one of the Big Three science fiction writers during his lifetime Asimov s most famous work is the Foundation Series his other major series are the Galactic Empire series and the Robot series, both of which he later tied into the same fictional universe as the Foundation Series to create a unified future history for his stories much like those pioneered by Robert A Heinlein and previously produced by Cordwainer Smith and Poul Anderson He penned numerous short stories, among them Nightfall , which in 1964 was voted by the Science Fiction Writers of America the best short science fiction story of all time, a title many still honor He also wrote mysteries and fantasy, as well as a great amount of nonfiction Asimov wrote the Lucky Starr series of juvenile science fiction novels using the pen name Paul French.Most of Asimov s popularized science books explain scientific concepts in a historical way, going as far back as possible to a time when the science in question was at its simplest stage He often provides nationalities, birth dates, and death dates for the scientists he mentions, as well as etymologies and pronunciation guides for technical terms Examples include his Guide to Science, the three volume set Understanding Physics, and Asimov s Chronology of Science and Discovery.Asimov was a long time member and Vice President of Mensa International, albeit reluctantly he described some members of that organization as brain proud and aggressive about their IQs He took joy in being president of the American Humanist Association The asteroid 5020 Asimov, the magazine Asimov s Science Fiction, a Brooklyn, NY elementary school, and two different Isaac Asimov Awards are named in his honor Isaac Asimov 2007, November 29 In , The Free Encyclopedia Retrieved 21 50, November 29, 2007, from enpedia wiki Isaac_As

    Comment 612 on “The End of Eternity

    1. David says:
      I ve always felt that Isaac Asimov writes brilliant science fiction with boring characters I love a good time travel story, mostly to see what this author s take on the usual time travel paradoxes will be Anyone who writes about agents changing history has to explain how they deal with things like the Grandfather Paradox, meeting earlier or later versions of yourself, and so on There are a handful of well known ways to deal with these issues alternate timelines, a deterministic universe, special [...]

    2. Helen Ροζουλί Εωσφόρος Vernus Portitor Arcanus Ταμετούρο Αμούν Arnum says:
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    3. Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ says:
      Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature Re reading a favorite book from your teenage years is always a risky endeavor I ve been dismayed by how often my youthful memories are tarnished by a re read, and I end up wondering if my taste as a young adult was all in my mouth.But I couldn t resist trying The End of Eternity 1955 by Isaac Asimov again, partly because I remembered liking it so well as a teenager, but my memories of it were so extremely hazy for the longest time, until a Google [...]

    4. Manny says:
      If you haven t read Asimov s SF classic, it s one of those time travel stories where you can change the past The people with the time machines are a shadowy, infinitely powerful organisation called the Eternals They flit around in time, changing things for the good of humanity Except that, as I m sure you already guessed, it isn t quite clear after a while that humanity is benefiting from all this attention The agents who are responsible for making the changes are called Technicians, and they pr [...]

    5. Azumi says:
      Me he propuesto este a o empezar, timidamente, con lecturas de ciencia ficci n y pens por qu no empezar con uno de los grandes As que eleg a Asimov y su fin de la eternidadAl principio pensaba que me iba a perder entre tanta explicaci n y palabra t cnica pero enseguida me enganch la historia, y como siempre me pasa con novelas cuya tem tica tiene que ver con los viajes en el tiempo, me entr la paranoia y ya no puede dejar de pensar en las paradojas temporales, y en este libro hay muchas en la et [...]

    6. Hazal Çamur says:
      ncelikle unu s ylemeliyim ki, Yosun Erdemli nin ortaya koydu u eviri muazzam Eserin ilk bask s n al p adeta ba tan evirmi ve okurken beni hayretlere d ren i lere imza atm zellikle baz c mlelerde uzun uzun nas l b yle ba ar l aktarabildi ini d nd m Ellerine sa l k.Gelelim Asimov a Ondan dilimizde bir eyler okumayal uzun zaman olmu tu Nihayet sahaflarda ko mak yerine, bask s taze taze km bir eserine kavu tuk Asimov, tam da ondan beklendi i ekilde bir esere imza atm zellikle Harlan karakteri ok tip [...]

    7. Mümin says:
      Kitap bir noktadan sonra o denli s r kleyiciydi ki, y z sayfas n karanl kta, otob s n k k televizyonunun yla okudum Muazzam bir hayal g c.

    8. sologdin says:
      Nutshell antisocial nerd, responsible for historical amendments to spacetime continuum, dicks it up for everyone in order to lose virginity.Eternity is an interdimensional NGO, set up in the 27th century 32 , initially to carry on intertemporal trade 43 , which trade was promoted as its primary purpose Its true primary task is to prevent catastrophe from striking mankind and to breed out of Reality any factors that might lead to such knowledge of its biotemporal management of human history 43 44 [...]

    9. Nandakishore Varma says:
      This is a unique one for Asimov, and not connected to his usual fictional universe Ironically, this is his first book I tried to read, in Malayalam translation, no less But either the translation was bad, or the story was untranslatable, or I was too young for it I dropped it after a few pages I am glad I did, because I could read the original afresh.This story is about a group called Eternals who travel outside of linear time, stepping in when required within the time stream to make things bett [...]

    10. Nanu says:
      Es genial, Asimov no deja un cabo suelto Hasta las cosas que no me terminaban de cerrar tuvieron su explicaci n.La lectura es muy adictiva Si les gustan las historias de viajes en el tiempo, tienen que leerlo

    11. Grazia says:
      Peccato che il presente non possa durare, neppure nell Eternit Beh, non avrei mai detto, di trovare divertente la lettura di un romanzo di fanta in cui la navicella la fa da padrone Le navicelle in questo caso son cronoscafi, macchine capaci di andare avanti e indietro nel tempo, nei secoli dei secoli.Un mondo in cui esiste l eternit , e c una casta, gli Eterni appunto, tutta declinata al maschile, di figure preposte alla tutela di essa Casta quasi sacerdotale, completamente dedita al presidio d [...]

    12. Maria says:
      Cartea asta mi a adus aminte de ce mi place Asimov at t de mult, pentru mine e una dintre cele mai str lucite opere ale sale Zeci de secole n viitor evolu ia umanit ii este corectat de Eternitate, o organiza ie care exist n afara Timpului i poate modela realitatea prin implementarea unor m suri atent analizate n momente strategice ale istoriei C l torind nainte i napoi pe axa temporal , Eternii aleg variantele de viitor care ofer cea mai mare siguran social i economic , ncerc nd astfel s asigure [...]

    13. Aziz Varlık says:
      Ufku iki kat na karan bir kitap bence D Vak f serisinden nce okunabilinir.

    14. Amy says:
      This is somehow my first Asimov book At first, I was underwhelmed However, as the book went forward, I found that there was much depth to the writing than originally met the eye and that the shallow characters were shallow with a purpose Asimov sets up a group of scientist who are outside of time called the Eternals While everyone on earth thinks that their main job is to facilitate commerce between various centuries, their true function is to manipulate history to make it play out favorably T [...]

    15. fromcouchtomoon says:
      Asimov is doing a couple of things here that raise a dull story to interesting, but you won t be able to catch it until the final two chapters Dare I say this is a feminist critique of society I mean, as critical as a 50s dude from sexist academia could deliver And delivered in quite possibly the most offensive way possible, at least to modern sensibilities It partly serves as a polemic against critics of the space program I smell a colleague confrontation brewing, Asi , partly an effort to chal [...]

    16. Stephen says:
      4.0 to 4.5 Stars Superb Asimov story and his best novel not set within the Foundation and Robot Universe.

    17. Anand Srinivas says:
      I m a SF buff, a big Asimov fan, and I d rate this book among his very best Having read through most of Asimov s Robot and Foundation series, what drew me to read The End of Eternity was the often mentioned fact that this book describes why Asimov s fictional universe panned out the way it did And I wasn t disappointed What a story One of the things I like most about Asimov s SF is how small and insignificant it makes you feel when it speaks about millions of inhabited planets spread across the [...]

    18. Lynley says:
      5 stars for the start, 2 stars for the middle, 5 stars for the ending.This book has among the best beginnings I ve ever read I must have picked this book up about 10 years ago but it wasn t my book so I only read the first chapter or so That first chapter stayed in my mind long after I d forgotten the title, but in a commitment to find out what happened next, I finally sniffed out this Isaac Asimov book and read the rest.Naturally, an impression such as that was never going to live up to my expe [...]

    19. Bar Reads says:
      Officially my favourite book read in 2016

    20. Омаира says:
      4.9Asimov Uno de esos autores de los que siempre has o do hablar.Autor reconocido por su trilog a Fundaci n o por sus relatos sobre robots como Yo, robot.Decid que probar a la pluma del autor con El fin de la eternidad un d a este pasado agosto tirada en una cama y cotilleando pertenencias ajenas Entre ellas encontr este libro y cuando le sus sinopsis supe sencillamente que ese libro deb a leerlo.Y como lectora mani tica, solo pod a ser en una edici n Cualquier edici n que no fuese esta no serv [...]

    21. Eric Allen says:
      I recently watched a TV series called Steins gate It started out as a lighthearted comedy, where a self proclaimed mad scientist creates a time machine that allows him to send text messages into the past, by making the plate in his microwave turn backwards It was really funny and entertaining, and then it went really, really dark as all of the consequences to changes in the past that they made with the machine started hitting, and they spent the rest of the series trying to undo or otherwise fix [...]

    22. Mark Harding says:
      Less than 200 pages The same material nowadays would be expanded to at least 600 pages or probably a trilogy Well cool ideas The time shafts are powered by our Sun going supernova in the distant future Idealogical debate between Utilitarianism and adventure And fighting for frontiers or short term safety vs risk and long term growth Everything that happens is intricately played out according to the central plot driverI suppose because SF writers feel obliged to provide characters and texture and [...]

    23. Krbo says:
      Moja najdra e Asimovljevo djelo.Ne znam za to, mo da jer posebno volim dio SF koji se bavi time travelom.A Asimov je ovdje apsolutno genijalno sredio probleme oko najpoznatijeg vremenskog paradoksa ubijanja svog vlastitog djeda.Ako ni ta drugo pro itajte kako bi saznali mo ete li ubiti svog djeda ne doslovno nego tek da vidite bi li nastavili postojati poslije toga ista petica s moje strane Pro itao mali milijun puta

    24. Sara Mazzoni says:
      Asimov scrive nel 1955 l unico suo romanzo ambientato in un universo dove non esiste il viaggio spaziale In La fine dell eternit l uomo ha per sviluppato una tecnologia che gli permette non solo di spostarsi nel tempo, ma anche di controllare la storia dell umanit La natura di quest eternit ipercontrollata si mostra rapidamente come distopica, collocando le avventure dei protagonisti in un mondo dove il delirio di onnipotenza di una casta di controllori del tempo tiene segretamente in scacco il [...]

    25. Pablo says:
      Buen libro, sin embargo no cumpli con mis expectativas Muchas veces hab a le do que era uno de los mejores libros de Asimov, junto a Los Propios Dioses, aun no leo este ltimo , pero personalmente no supera a la saga de la Fundaci n Como la mayor a de los libros de Asimov, tiene un final sorprendente, sin embargo, creo que el desarrollo de la historia, y parte del desenlace de esta, no est n contados de una manera perfecta, confundiendo un poco al lector, introduciendo sucesos que al poco andar s [...]

    26. Beatriz says:
      El planteamiento del libro es realmente alucinante y de una originalidad incre ble Muy bien hilvanados todos los acontecimientos de principio a fin, con un desenlace genial, aunque un poco previsible De muy f cil lectura y comprensi n a pesar de los tecnicismos Sin embargo, no puedo darle una puntuaci n tan alta como merece la historia porque realmente odi al personaje principal, Andrew Harlan Un tipo anodino, inseguro, irritable, contradictorio en su accionar, pesimista y ego sta, que cay como [...]

    27. Kelsier says:
      lk bak ta, bir insan n a k u runa ne kadar ileriye gidebilece i, o g ne kadar benimsedi i tabular nas l bir bir y kaca y n ndeki basit kurguya sahip bir eser gibi g r nse de, karakterimizi saran sarmalayan sarsan oyun ok ok ve ok devasad r Ve hay r bu basit bir kurguya sahip bir eser de il, tam aksine kusursuz bir kurguya sahip etkileyici bir eser Tahmin edilmesi zor, etkileyici bir sona sahip olan bu yap t insan d nceleri aras nda terk edip sorgulamas na sebep oluyor spoiler Kitlelerin ya am na [...]

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