What do you think your next listen will be? Pacing and tone are aligned with the overall plot. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. He has attended every Hugo Awards ceremony since the inaugural event in 1953. Anything with less creepy sex. About this Item: Ballantine Books 01680, dated August 1969.
He also takes an interest in researching his ancestors, but finally runs into a determined tourist who goes off on his own and must pull out all the stops to reset history straight. But in Up the Line, he absolutely revels in it. The world of 2059, where Judson lives down the line, is a very liberal place. The spine is uncreased and bears minor chipping at the ends. It has a great paradoxical ending. In 1980 he returned, however, with , a panoramic adventure set on an alien planet, which has become the basis of the —a cycle of stories and novels set on the vast planet Majipoor, a world much larger than Earth and inhabited by no fewer than seven different species of settlers.
About this Item: Del Rey. It really does hold up well. This keeps the Time Patrol very busy. I wasn't sure what that meant and didn't take it too seriously. About this Item: Random House Publishing Group.
He didn't encounter enough high-tech situations to reveal himself as anachronistic in and of himself. Wonderful detail on the workings of the time travel business and on Byzantine history, and some great characters. What he wishes is to communicate with the stars, to answer signals from deep space. I felt a familiar tickling in the scrotum. Up the Line was nominated by both the Nebula and Hugo. If many time travlers through the centuries go back to a fixed point in space and time say the Crucifixion , why doesn't the historical record show thousands of people at an event instead of a few.
Tour groups are given two week visits to the history of Byzantium, catching all the high points of plunder, high court ceremony, and of course public rape. Spine is uncreased, just lightly rubbed. Silverberg carefully explains how it is that the Crucifixion can have literally thousands of time tourists attending, disguised in period attire, including the same Time Couriers bringing group after group, without overwhelming the actual people of the time or blowing their cover. Sex plays a major role in the life of a time courier as they're called and having an affair with his great-great grandmother promises to make life complicated for the hero. This was written in 1969 and is full of hippie sex and hippie judgment.
Other acclaimed works of that time include , in which the memories and personalities of the deceased can be transferred to other people; , a look at an overpopulated future; and , a tale of a telepath losing his powers. Who would have thought he could deliver schlock like this? Trickier still was avoiding the temptation to become intimately involved with the past and interfere with events to come. About this Item: Del Rey, 1981. After a while I found all the casual sex that was going on more irritating than anything. Ink stamp on first front end page. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Silverberg's narrative includes some cleverly worked out details about the problems of time-travel tourism.
One thing to remember: time is like a river flowing downhill — the past is upstream up the line , and the future is downstream down the line. This ruined the whole book completely for me, and I returned it to Audible for a refund promptly granted. When he meets and falls in love with the 'marvelous transtemporal paradox called Pulcheria' - his own multi-great grandmother - Jud succumbs to the lure of the past, creates irreparable paradoxes, and faces the inescapable clutches of the Time Patrol. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. Too bad this one was mostly a miss. Along the way, he meets several colleagues running side operations while trying to stay away from the time patrol.
As Jud bumbles through Byzantine history, just about every conceivable time paradox comes up. May have some light markings. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. The spine may show signs of wear. It was nominated for a Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1970. And one of the biggest problems the Time Service faces is rogue Couriers who decide to profit by stealing various artifacts and coins from the past and selling it to future collectors.
Ballantine Books, New York: 1978. About this Item: Del Rey, 1981. About this Item: Del Rey. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Drugs are used casually and frequently; people have sex whenever they feel like it and can find a willing partner; public nudity is commonplace. Register a Free 1 month Trial Account.
This is one of those few books that lives up to that sf reviewer's cliches about an author throwing off in a paragraph ideas others would base a novel. This work was nominated for both Hugo and Nebula awards and is considered by some critics to be the finest time travel novel ever written. Some of the more restrictive eras up the line take a little adjustment for civilized visitors. A case of child molestation is integral to the plot. Possible ex library copy, thatâ ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. So in short: all the characters retain a plastic unreal feel to them and don't come alive. Maybe he was pissed that he was just a little too old for the summer of love and all the drug-inhanced screwing he imagined went on then.