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Permafrost / Alastair Reynolds.

Reynolds, Alastair, 1966- author. (Author).
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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium. (Show)
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library.

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barnesville Public Library SF REY (Text) 33500013036843 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library SF REY (Text) 33500013036835 New Checked out 11/04/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250303561
  • ISBN: 1250303567
  • Physical Description: 175 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Tom Doherty Associates, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note: "Fix the past. Save the present. Stop the future."--Cover.
Summary, etc.: "2080: at a remote site on the edge of the Arctic Circle, a group of scientists, engineers and physicians gather to gamble humanity's future on one last-ditch experiment. Their goal: to make a tiny alteration to the past, averting a global catastrophe while at the same time leaving recorded history intact. To make the experiment work, they just need one last recruit: an ageing schoolteacher whose late mother was the foremost expert on the mathematics of paradox. 2028: a young woman goes into surgery for routine brain surgery. In the days following her operation, she begins to hear another voice in her head... an unwanted presence which seems to have a will, and a purpose, all of its own- -one that will disrupt her life entirely. The only choice left to her is a simple one. Does she resist ... or become a collaborator?"-- Publisher's description.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 February #2
    Reynolds departs from his hard-sf milieu and explores time travel in this novella. In 2080, the World Health Organization tries one last, desperate attempt to avoid world catastrophe and a time-paradox disaster. They have discovered a way to send "pilots" back to hosts in the past in order to cache seeds that can withstand the ecological vagaries of the present. In 2028, a young woman undergoing brain surgery begins to experience a presence attempting to direct her body. As she struggles to decide whether to resist or help her pilot, other pilots experience the same kind of struggle with someone from beyond 2080. As always, compelling characterization drives a suspenseful adventure in Reynolds' masterful style. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Alastair Reynolds was born in Wales in 1966. He has a Ph.D. in astronomy. From 1991 until 2007, he lived in The Netherlands, where he was employed by The European Space Agency as an astrophysicist. He is now a full-time writer. Alastair's books include the Revelation Space novels and Permafrost.

Subject: Time travel > Fiction.
Mind and body > Fiction.
Genre: Science fiction.

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