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A World Out of Time - Larry Niven
A World Out of Time
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Jaybee Corbell awoke after more than 200 years as a corpsicle -- in someone else's body, and under sentence of instant annihilation if he made a wrong move while they were training him for a one-way mission to the stars.But Corbell picked his time and made his own move. Once he was outbound,... show more
Jaybee Corbell awoke after more than 200 years as a corpsicle -- in someone else's body, and under sentence of instant annihilation if he made a wrong move while they were training him for a one-way mission to the stars.But Corbell picked his time and made his own move. Once he was outbound, where the Society that ruled Earth could not reach him, he headed his starship toward the galactic core, where the unimaginable energies of the Universe wrenched the fabric of time and space and promised final escape from his captors.Then he returned to an Earth eons older than the one he'd left...a planet that had had 3,000,000 years to develop perils he had never dreamed of -- perils that became nightmares that he had to escape...somehow!
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780345336965 (0345336968)
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 246
Edition language: English
Series: The State (#1)
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Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd rated it
4.0 Charting humanity's future history
There are a number of science-fiction books around where the author attempts to chart the future history, in a speculative manner of course, of humanity. Isaac Asimov does that in his Foundation universe (which begins with the Robot stories and ends with Foundation and Earth) and Larry Niven does th...
SF Fan Man
SF Fan Man rated it
(Re-read this as part of summer-long nostalgia trip of Larry Niven's Known Space books. Although [b:A World Out of Time|64725|A World Out of Time (The State, #1)|Larry Niven|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1348613073s/64725.jpg|1634535], takes place in a different fictional universe, I h...
Tower of Iron Will
Tower of Iron Will rated it
3.0
Not one of Niven's best novels, but still quite good. A cryogenically frozen man awakens in the far future with his mind transplanted into a new body and finds a world inhabited by children because the aging process has been stopped.
Only Mostly Dead
Only Mostly Dead rated it
4.0 World out of Time
A book I've read a few times before. Kind of a guilty pleasure.
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3.0
First he flies around a huge black hole and narrowly escapes being sucked into it. Later on in the book, they stick a giant tube into Uranus, turning it into some kind of planet-sized rocket, and use it to rearrange the Solar System's architecture.I know so little about Freudian psychology that I im...
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