Time's Eye by Arthur C. Clarke
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
What can I expect from a title like that with hard-hitting authors like this?
A little bit of the strengths of both and a few of their weaknesses, of course. Most of the characters feel like Clarke's inventions, but some of the odder characters kinda felt like Baxter.
The real strength of this novel is the slicings of time and location, jaunting whole segments of the Earth's populace into mish-mashes quite like Riverworld.
How do the armies of Genghis Kahn and Alexander the Great sound, clashing in an epic end? Good?
WELCOME TO THIS NOVEL. :)
Astronauts, AI phones, ravening hoards, gentlemen Greek explorers (HA), and modern Afganistan warriors and, for good measure, the missing link species for humanity. The mix is quite fun and the promise is there.
Strong start, fun middle... but what happened to the end?
Oh, wait, book one. Let's see where this goes. :)
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