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Stephen Baxter & Arthur C. Clarke. The Light Of Other Days

Stephen Baxter & Arthur C. The Light Of Other Days. Is it not possible-I often wonder-that things we have felt with great intensity have an experience independent of our minds; are in fact still in existence? And if so, will it not be possible, in time, that some device will be invented by which we can tap them?.

Home Arthur C. Clarke The Light of Other Days. Some said this was a good thing. that people were being frightened into decency. The light of other days, . 3. Perhaps in a couple of electoral cycles the only survivors among those in office, or prepared to run for office, would be the pathologically dull with no personal lives to speak of at all. No doubt the truth, as usual, would be somewhere between the extremes.

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The Light of Other Days is a 2000 science fiction novel written by Stephen Baxter based on a synopsis by Arthur C. Clarke, which explores the development of wormhole technology to the point where information can be passed instantaneously between poin. Clarke, which explores the development of wormhole technology to the point where information can be passed instantaneously between points in the spacetime continuum. Wormhole technology has advanced to the point where information can be passed instantaneously between points in the spacetime continuum.

The Light of Other Days. Authors: Arthur Clarke, Stephen Baxter. Publisher: Tor Books, 2000. While it’s specious to accuse Stephen Baxter and Arthur C. Clarke of this, fans of both authors will definitely notice some striking similarities between Light of Other Days and other recent works by the two, specifically Baxter’s Manifold: Time and Clarke’s The Trigger. The Light of Other Days follows a soulless tech billionaire (sort of an older, more crotchety Bill Gates), a soulful muckraking journalist, and the billionaire’s two (separated since birth) sons.

I received the kindle version of it with my purchase and after hearing my friend rave about it for a few days I dove in. It has a slow start but the promise of the storyline and where it offers to take the reader is too tantalizing to ignore. I still find myself thinking about this book and its conclusion, almost 2 months after having finished it!

Clarke has written better books than this one, and I suppose Baxter has too. I just couldn't stick with it, and skipped to the en. Born in Minehead, Somerset in 1917, Arthur C. Clarke is perhaps the most celebrated science fiction author alive today.

Clarke has written better books than this one, and I suppose Baxter has too. I just couldn't stick with it, and skipped to the end. Funny, I've read books written earlier, and they haven't felt particularly dated, but this one did. It's okay. He is the author of more than sixty books with more than 50 million copies in print, and the winner of all the field's highest honors. He was named Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America in 1986.

In the most exciting SF collaboration ever, Arthur C. Clarke and his acknowledged heir Stephen Baxter pool talent and unprecedented cosmic insights as well as.Humanity encounters itself in the light of other days. Clarke and his acknowledged heir Stephen Baxter pool talent and unprecedented cosmic insights as well as page-turning plotting skills and breathlessly good writing to produce the most awesome novel of the future since 2001: A Space Odyssey. Space is what keeps everything from being in the same place. We witness the life of Jesus, go to the premiere of Hamlet, solve the enigmas that have baffled generations. Blood spilled centuries ago flows vividly once more – and no personal treachery or shame can be concealed.

Tiny tear bottom DJ. Pages are clean and bright and binding is tight. Solid Book.

Comments: (7)

Dranar
When privacy becomes impossible and anyone can review (almost) any moment in history without distortion, the nature of human existence changes totally. Fascinating. The book also includes using the wormholes into the past to explore the history of our planet.

For books that Arthur C. Clarke, my favorite author, cowrote with someone else, I'm never sure how to give credit to the right author for various aspects of the story. (I had the same issue with all the books in the Rama series beyond the first one, but I cherished those novels, too.)

Even so, this is one of my favorites. I didn't discover this book until 2011, but it affected me in a big way. As someone who believes that science and technology have the power to remake our existence, and maybe even serve as a means to technologically resurrect us, I loved this book on a conceptual level. Bring on the Singularity.
Mautaxe
Splendid work by A.C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter. The idea of the novel is greater than the novel itself. Life, Death, combining Google with a cosmic micro wormhole. The actual physics of wormhole and the implementation of nanotech, in information gathering, is a long way off. Having said this, a bit of the theoretical physics has caught up (on paper) with the dreams of the authors. History then, becomes known, and privacy vanishes. In exchange for that, let me say, tomorrow opens up. So, Buy. and Bye!
Xarcondre
I don't know if Baxter of Clarke did most of the writing here, but it seems like classic Clarke. Good ideas, laid out fairly well, but with a cast of characters totally devoid of interest. At the end, I still couldn't keep them straight, and found that I didn't care. The book will make you think, and that's a worthy thing. Despite the byline about being about the transformation of humanity, I found it dark and negative.
unmasked
There aren't many books that will make me put my life on hold to finish it, and this was one of them. It's not just the great writing technique, it's not just the highly-creditialed authors, and it's not just the interesting action. Like all Arthur Clarke books, this one makes you think. In this case, you're left in a deep state of distraction about the sociological consequences of a radically invasive and dangerous technology. Did anyone see the articles about Bill Joy, the co-founder of Sun Microsystems who said, "We are dealing now with technologies that are so transformatively powerful that they threaten our species"? (Washington Post, 4/16/00) This book is right on the money; it could easily be the grist for a hundred serious PhD dissertations. BUY IT! You're not often going to read such a well thought-out and relevant work of science fiction.
Tetaian
Probably one of the most thought provoking books out there. If you think Fahrenheit 451 was good this is better. It takes a concept we all secretly want to believe in and gives an intriguing and undeniable look into its possibilities but also the possibilities of human nature. What would we do with this what would it lead to? What would we discover about ourselves and would we like that discovery?
olgasmile
I especially enjoyed this audio presentation of The Light of Other Days by Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter. I have read some of their other collaborations such as Times Eye and Manifold Time. Those novels are good but this one is better. I was immediately drawn in by the main characters as they first discover and then learn to use a new and exciting technology. The novel really gets into both the hard scientific facts and fanciful theories about time travel and also delvels into a the very suprising and specific ways in wich this new discovery affects all the main characters. It was this attention to the way in wich a simple at first invention in a laboratory can quickly enter into and ultimately change all of society on a massive scale that I found so exciting. The "worm-cam" communication device invented to better out-run the competition in the game of immediate sound bite news and gotcha journalism soon evolves into a "past-viewer" that throws all of human history in all its gory, confusing, frightening detail up on the big screen of social consciousness. This is the backdrop for the story of one family struggling to make it's way forward thru a fast changing world dominated by spying and voyeurism. The later advancements of this technolgy first invented simply as a commincations device turn out to have consequences at least as profound for all of mankind when some people begin to voluntarily merge into a sort of super-mind. Tv was invented to enable sight and sound communication across great distances. Look how that simple invention has led to so much else. The Beatles on Ed Sullivan, the moon landing, Kent State, Luke and Laura, MTV, 24 hour news, Live Aid, HBO, CSPAN, Video on Demand... Not all of these events and occurrences were foreseen by tv's makers but our modern lives would be vastly different if we hadn't all grown up together in a world dominated by tv. This novel gives us a fun and startling glimpse into what may be possible in some near future if technology continues to advance and I for one really enjoyed this reading.
Prinna
Awesome book. Really makes you think about privacy issues and technology advancing. Thought the inventor was a bit too much.
Other than Asimov's "End of Eternity" this is the best "time travel" (really time observation) book I have ever read. The authors clearly had fun coming up with more and more extreme extrapolations of the effect of a technology that doesn't yet exist (and hopefully won't exist).
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Contemporary
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
ISBN: 0312871996
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Contemporary
Language: English
Publisher: Tor Books; 1st edition (April 16, 2000)
Pages: 320 pages