The Time Axis

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Author: Henry Kuttner
Published: 1948
Language: English
Wordcount: 50,458 / 141 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 88.6
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 3,799
Added to site: 2007.12.03
mnybks.net#: 19238
License: ©

Called to the end of time by a being they knew only as The Face of Ea, four adventurers from the twentieth century faced a power that not even the super-science of that era could meet. (copyright un-renewed).

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she said. "It isn't my secret. But you're involved more than you know. In fact -- " She paused, not looking at me, but giving the corner of the carpet a gentle scowl. "In fact, I'd like to show you something. We've got a little time to spare, and I want your reaction to -- to something. Come with me and we'll see."

I followed her out into the hall, down a flight of steps and then into a big room, comfortably furnished. A study, I thought. But the bookshelves were empty now and everything was lightly filmed with dust.

"The fireplace, Mr. Cortland," Dr. Essen said, pointing.

It was an ordinary fireplace, gray stone in the pine-paneled wall, with a gray stone hearth. But there seemed to be a stain at one spot on the hearth, close to the wall. I stepped closer. Then I knelt to look.

The speed of a chain of thoughts comes as close as anything I know to annihilating time itself. The images that flashed through my mind seemed to come all at once.

I saw the stain. I thought --

Reviews

Average Rating of 3.5 from 2 reviews: ****
2012.03.08
bhold
****.

Complex story of time travel into the future to eliminate a force that threatens the universe. I found the early parts of the book confusing - almost gave up - but things tie together well at the end.

2009.06.30
trtsmb
***..

This was an okay book. At points, the story became somewhat choppy as if the editor's pen slashed portions to keep the story at a certain length. Except for Cortland, the characters were very weakly portrayed.


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