Year of publication: 2004
Sequence of author: A time odyssey(№1)
Sequence of author: Time’s eye(№1)
Sequence of author: Sunstorm(№2)
Arthur Charles Clarke
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Arthur C. Clarke & Stephen Baxter Authors’ Note This book, and the series that it opens, neither follows nor precedes the books of the earlier Odyssey, but is at right angles to them: not a sequel or prequel, but an “orthoquel,” taking similar premises in a different direction. The quotation from Rudyard Kipling’s “Cities and Thrones and Powers,” from Puck of Pook’s Hill (1906), is used by kind permission of AP Watt Ltd., on behalf of the National Trust for Places of Historical Interest or Natural Beauty. Cities and Thrones and Powers Stand in Time’s eye, Almost as long as flowers, Which daily die: But, as new buds put forth To glad new men, Out of the spent and unconsidered Earth The Cities rise again. —Rudyard KiplingTime’s Eye Part 1 Discontinuity 1. Seeker For thirty million years the planet had cooled and dried, until, in the north, ice sheets gouged at the continents. The belt of forest that had once stretched across Africa and Eurasia, nearly continuous from the...