The Light of Other Days (Mass Market Paperback)
Tor Science Fiction, 9780812576405, 384pp.
Publication Date: January 1, 2001
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.
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.
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