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August 26, 2014

Real SF


Manifold:Time by Stephen Baxter 
reviewed by Isaac 

Stephen Baxter's Manifold: Time is a thrilling journey through space and time, plus loads of adventure. One of the most ambitious books I have ever read, Baxter's instant classic tells the story of Reid Malenfant, a wealthy businessman who attempts to bring man to the stars while his society, a disturbing future America, has descended into chaos. Hunted at home and faced with urgent messages from the future, he must gamble the very existence of time and space on a desperate final mission. Flying in the face of doomsday predictions with a heart-pounding romp through alternate realities and universes, Malenfant uncovers the true nature of time and its implications for the fate of humans.

Sprinkled with a bit of romance along with mind-bending science and incredibly vivid imagery, Manifold: Time is an experience not to be missed. Beyond the dazzling scenery and sudden plot twists, the book poses a chilling question about human nature: why are we here and what does our future really hold? If you are a hard-core science fiction fan or simply a casual believer in the impossible, this book is for you.

Posted by library at August 26, 2014 11:26 AM