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Time Salvager - Wesley Chu
Time Salvager
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In a future when Earth is a toxic, abandoned world and humanity has spread into the outer solar system to survive, the tightly controlled use of time travel holds the key maintaining a fragile existence among the other planets and their moons. James Griffin-Mars is a chronman--a convicted... show more
In a future when Earth is a toxic, abandoned world and humanity has spread into the outer solar system to survive, the tightly controlled use of time travel holds the key maintaining a fragile existence among the other planets and their moons. James Griffin-Mars is a chronman--a convicted criminal recruited for his unique psychological makeup to undertake the most dangerous job there is: missions into Earth's past to recover resources and treasure without altering the timeline. Most chronmen never reach old age, and James is reaching his breaking point. On a final mission that is to secure his retirement, James meets an intriguing woman from a previous century, scientist Elise Kim, who is fated to die during the destruction of an oceanic rig. Against his training and his common sense, James brings her back to the future with him, saving her life, but turning them both into fugitives. Remaining free means losing themselves in the wild and poisonous wastes of Earth, and discovering what hope may yet remain for humanity's home world.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780765377180 (0765377187)
ASIN: 0765377187
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
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Url Phantomhive
Url Phantomhive rated it
3.5 Time Salvager
In a time where resources are scarce, what better way to generate new ones by plundering the past. I mean, it is not as if anyone is still alive to complain about it, right?Meet the Chronmen, they travel back in time to 'salvage' these valuable resources, accompanied by armor that almost super-human...
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Bookstooge's Reviews On the Road rated it
3.0 Time Salvager
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Irresponsible Reader
Irresponsible Reader rated it
3.0 A SF/Time Travel/Dystopian Love Story that doesn't quite live up to the potential.
Guess I should start with this: there's nothing in these pages that'll remind you of Chu's Tao books. They could be written by completely different authors. Which is a combination of good news and bad news. The good news is that the reader doesn't get a deja vu feeling reading, Chu's ability as a w...
want a real life adventure? come to Australia we have spiders bigger than your hand.
want a real life adventure? come to Australia we have spiders bigger than your hand. rated it
4.0 possibly not worth four stars, but james.....
This book had its fair share of problems, but i enjoyed it none the less, mainly because of the main character, James and the crazy world that Chu created, then turned around and dropped of its head - changing all the rules! I enjoyed the change though, shook things up!Most of the characters were in...
Yzabel
Yzabel rated it
1.5 Time Salvager
[I received a copy through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.]There were quite a few good concepts in there. The psychological and physical side-effects of time travel, that basically placed a lot of people in ChronoCom not exactly on the right side of sanity. The use ChronoCom was put to,...
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