Hard science fiction's grand master delivers the stunning
conclusion to his Orthogonal trilogy.
In a universe where the laws of physics and the speed of light are
completely alien to our own, the travelers on the ship "Peerless"
have completed a generations-long struggle to develop advanced
technology in a desperate attempt to save their home world. But as
tensions mount over the risks of turning the ship around and
starting the long voyage home, a new complication arises: the
prospect of constructing a messaging system that will give the
"Peerless" news of its own future.
While some see this as a guarantee of safety and a chance to learn
of their mission's ultimate success, others are convinced that the
knowledge will be oppressive or worse--that the system could be
abused. The conflict over this proposed communication system tears
the travelers' society apart, culminating in terrible violence. To
save the "Peerless" and its mission, two rivals must travel to a
world where time runs in reverse.
Continuing in the tradition of "The Clockwork Rocket" and "The
Eternal Flame," Greg Egan's Orthogonal trilogy has continuously
pushed the boundaries of scientific fiction, without ever losing
track of the lives of the individuals carrying out this grand
mission. "The Arrows of Time" brings this fascinating space opera
to a close while offering insight into human nature and the
struggles we face, both as individuals and as a species.
Night Shade Books
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