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Multiple Hugo and Nebula award-winning author, Greg Bear is one of science fiction’s most accomplished writers. Bold scientific speculation, riveting plots, and a fierce humanism reflected in characters who dare to dream of better worlds distinguish his work. Now Bear has written a mind-bendingly epic novel that may well be his masterpiece.

Do you dream of a city at the end of time?

In a time like the present, in a world that may or may not be our own, three young people–Ginny, Jack, and Daniel–dream of a doomed, decadent city of the distant future: the Kalpa. Ginny’s and Jack’s dreams overtake them without warning, leaving their bodies behind while carrying their consciousnesses forward, into the minds of two inhabitants of the Kalpa–a would-be warrior, Jebrassy, and an inquisitive explorer, Tiadba–who have been genetically retro-engineered to possess qualities of ancient humanity. As for Daniel: He dreams of an empty darkness–all that his future holds.

But more than dreams link Ginny, Jack, and Daniel. They are fate-shifters, born with the ability to skip like stones across the surface of the fifth dimension, inhabiting alternate versions of themselves. And each guards an object whose origin and purpose are unknown: gnarled, stony artifacts called sum-runners that persist unchanged through all versions of time.

Hunted by others with similar powers who seek the sum-runners on behalf of a terrifying, goddess-like entity known as the Chalk Princess, Ginny, Jack, and Daniel are drawn, despite themselves, into an all but hopeless mission to rescue the future–and complete the greatest achievement in human history.

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Unable to recall anything about their own pasts, three young people living in modern-day Seattle share a disturbing vision of a far-future, decaying cityscape and are each drawn into a desperate mission to preserve their own universe and to pass important knowledge onto a new universe that is in the process of being born. 35,000 first printing.

About the Author

Greg Bear is the author of more than twenty-five books, which have been translated into more than a dozen languages. He has been awarded two Hugos and five Nebulas for his fiction. He is married to Astrid Anderson Bear, and they are the parents of two children, Erik and Alexandra.

www.gregbear.com

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345507136
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
Fiction : Science Fiction - High Tech
Author:
Bear, Greg
Author:
Greg Bear
Subject:
Fiction : Technological
Subject:
Science Fiction - High Tech
Subject:
Time travel
Subject:
Young adults
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Science / High Tech
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-High Tech
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080805
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
476

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"Synopsis" by , Unable to recall anything about their own pasts, three young people living in modern-day Seattle share a disturbing vision of a far-future, decaying cityscape and are each drawn into a desperate mission to preserve their own universe and to pass important knowledge onto a new universe that is in the process of being born. 35,000 first printing.
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