The Light of Other Days
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When a brilliant, driven industrialist harnesses the cutting edge of quantum physics to enable people everywhere, at trivial cost, to see one another at all times: around every corner, through every wall, into everyone's most private, hidden, and even intimate moments. It amounts to the sudden and complete abolition of human privacy--forever.
Then, as society reels, the same technology proves able to look backwards in time as well. What happens next is a story only Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter could tell. The Light of Other Days is a novel that will change your view of what it is to be human.
Praise For The Light of Other Days…
"Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov and Robert Heinlein succeeded. . . and now Stephen Baxter joins their exclusive ranks, writing science fiction in which the science is right. A sheer pleasure to read."--New Scientist
"Extraordinarily rich in ideas."--Los Angeles Times
"A sweeping, mind-boggling read!"--Booklist
Tor Science Fiction, 9780812576405, 384pp.
Publication Date: January 1, 2001
About the Author
In 1945 he published the technical paper "Extra-terrestrial Relays," which in essence invented the principle of worldwide communication via geosynchronous satellite.
His well-known novels include "Childhood's End; Against the Fall of Knight; 2001: A Space Odyssey; Rendezvous with Rama; Imperial Earth; The Fountains of Paradise; 2010: Odyssey Two; 2061: Odyssey Three, "and "3001." In 1968, he collaborated with director Stanley Kubrick on the screenplay for the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, which was derived from his story "The Sentinel."
He has lived in Colombo, Sri Lanka since 1956. He was awarded the CBE in 1989 and knighted in 1998.