The End of Eternity | Isaac Asimov

Reading 50 year old science fiction is an entertaining experience. Not only do you have to envision the future with the author, you have to view it through a dated lens.

Asimov’s The End of Eternity is a great example of classic science fiction. You get an archetypal mystery/love story mix set in a world of time-travel.

Asimov’s science-fiction creativity is superb. How, for example, did he think up a time-travel system energized by the power of our sun in the distant future as it goes nova? The paradoxes that are always explored in time-travel books are well worked into the mystery.

Unfortunately, the character development is as bad as the science-fiction is good. These people feel like little more than artificial devices invented to carry the plot forward—which, of course, they are.

If you’re feeling nostalgic, this book provides a few interesting hours of escape.

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One Response to The End of Eternity | Isaac Asimov

  1. M.Ghalib February 4, 2014 at 4:36 am #

    The book presents wonderful notion about choices and mankinds desire to resist change, Asimov happen to see it in a grand scale of civilization itself and creates a pageturner with enough scientific mumbo-jumbo to hook a fan of science fiction, all the events tie together in the end and every small event is interpreted in his style of two worlds, really love the book, not in the class of foundation novel because that one is about infinity , this one is eternity and that too is the end of it.

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