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The End of Eternity
The End of Eternity | Isaac Asimov
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 Nos Lambent, a woman who lives in real time and space. Then Harlan learns that Nos 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. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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dystopianaut
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"It was as though she were a portion of himself, but a portion sufficiently separate to require speech in communication rather than thought. She was a portion sufficiently separate to be able to answer unpredictable out of independent thought processes." -Isaac Asimov, The End of Eternity

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rekahlee
End of Eternity | Isaac Asimov
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As a lover of time travel and mind bending plot twists, I really enjoyed this. It takes some time to understand the world Asimov creates, but the more I read on, the more it made sense. A second read would make it even better. The big plot twist in the end was almost predictable; there was one unexpected addition to it that I found incredibly satisfying and refreshing. A must-read for sci-fi fans.

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rekahlee
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"August Sennor, the bald one (not even eyebrows or eyelashes)" ? #fringe #Intriguing #HeyThereAugust

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rekahlee
End of Eternity | Isaac Asimov

I'm getting the feeling that #Fringe was heavily influenced by this book, especially with the term "Observer." I don't mind, but I'm looking at the show in a completely different light now and it's kind of cool

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rekahlee
End of Eternity | Isaac Asimov

Asimov is the only writer I know that can confuse me with science fiction jargon while still conveying the deeper point of the story. Bureaucracy is bureaucracy, whether it's the 21st or the 2481st century.