The End of Eternity

The End of Eternity

Book - 2010
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"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"--Cover.
Publisher: New York :, Orb,, [2010]
ISBN: 9780765319197
Branch Call Number: ScF Asim
Characteristics: 255 pages ; 21 cm


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Many have said that Asimov leaves love and sex out of his stories. Well, this yarn is an exception. A terrific story, one of his best. Be prepared to follow time travel twists and turns until your head swims!

Sep 08, 2017

Author wrote playbook on how to write time travel.

Apr 14, 2016

This is one of the best authors of his time...And into eternity etc... etc... Five stars for this great author...

Apr 09, 2015

Round and round...

MacGreenBear Jun 23, 2012

A solid story from the master himself! Great read.

btmslt Mar 21, 2012

An excellent sci-fi book from the master of the Foundation Trilogy!
Eternity for infinity is a plus anytime. At first this seems it may deteriorate into a love story but that is only partly the case. As one continues to read on, the story becomes a delightful tale with twists and turns to keep the sci-fi reader entised to the end.

Apr 26, 2011

“The End of Eternity” by Isaac Asimov is a classic novel from the earliest years of science fiction. Cleanly, clearly, and briskly written, this novel is as readable today as it was in 1950. With the emphasis on ideas and human nature, and less so on the technology of the day, this book stands out as an early masterpiece in the genre. Unlike so many works of science fiction, this novel easily stands the test of time.

Science fiction fans will appreciate this novel even more because it is a seminal work on concept of time travel. Many of the ideas and tropes of time travel in this novel are repeated and reused in countless SF novels and television scripts written in the decades since this novel was published. Much as J.R.R. Tolkien defined the format for countless epic fantasy novels since he wrote his novels, this work by Isaac Asimov does the same for time travel in science fiction.

Fans of Isaac Asimov’s later works, especially his Foundation series, will especially appreciate how this novel neatly ties in with and sets the ground-work for these later works, especially the final book in the series, Foundation and Earth, which was written decades after the “The End of Eternity.”


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Apr 22, 2015

Andrew Harlan's job is to range through past and present centuries monitoring and even altering Time's myriad cause-and-effect relationships. As a Technician with the Allwhen Council, he initiates Reality Changes that may affect the lives of as many as fifty billion people -- and a million or more of them may be so drastically affected as to be considered new individulas. Above all, therefore, a Technician must be dispassionate. An emotional make-up is a distinct handicap. Then Harlan meets Noys and falls victim to a phenomenon older than Time itself -- love. Years of self-discipline are cast aside as Harlan uses the awesome techniques of the Eternals to twist Time so that he and Noys might survive... together.


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Jun 07, 2013

With that disappearance . . . came the end, the final end of Eternity—and the beginning of infinity.

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