The End of Eternity
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One of Isaac Asimov's SF masterpieces, this stand-alone novel is a monument of the flowering of SF in the twentieth century. It is widely regarded as Asimov's single best SF novel.
Andrew Harlan is an Eternal, a member of the elite of the future. One of the few who live in Eternity, a location outside of place and time, Harlan's job is to create carefully controlled and enacted Reality Changes. These Changes are small, exactingly calculated shifts in the course of history, made for the benefit of humankind. Though each Change has been made for the greater good, there are also always costs.
During one of his assignments, Harlan meets and falls in love with Noÿs Lambent, a woman who lives in real time and space. Then Harlan learns that Noÿs will cease to exist after the next Change, and he risks everything to sneak her into Eternity.
Unfortunately, they are caught. Harlan's punishment? His next assignment: Kill the woman he loves before the paradox they have created results in the destruction of Eternity.
When the motion picture???
One of the best Asimov stories ever! Found out that t cruise has the production rights, but his doing nothing with them... Please help making this a movie and make sure you include a petition in your comments!
This could also be a great tv show (zillions of history things to fix, plus future time sci fi stuff stargate like)
Amazing.....worth every penny....wish I could read it again for the first time. A stunning read.
one of the best time travel stories ever!
How I managed not to read this book before now is beyond me. But better late than never.
In terms of it's scope, the world it creates for the reader, the layers of mystery and intrigue, and the richness of it's exploration of the themes of time travel, future history and the consequences of extreme social engineering, this is truly a monumental book.
The story hooked me at once and kept me wondering what would happen next - literally to the last page.
Read it and you'll wonder why this hasn't been made into a movie years ago. It is fantastic!