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American software developer Scott Warden is living a careless expatriate life on the beaches of 21st century Thailand when a monolithic pillar, sheathed in ice and composed of an unknown, indestructible material, appears in the jungle. The artifact is a chronolith, a memorial commemorating the conquest of Thailand--20 years in the future. As Warden follows his estranged wife and badly injured daughter back to the U.S., more chronoliths celebrating future victories appear, to devastating effect. Bangkok and Jerusalem are destroyed, and societies worldwide dissolve in chaos or teeter on the brink of collapse. As the chronoliths close in on America, Scott joins with biker and undercover agent Hitch Paley and experimental physicist Sue Chopra in a literal race against time to find a way to change the future--which has already happened. --Cynthia Ward
Absolutely fascinating read beginning to end. So many twists and turns and interesting plays on time and space and evolving relations.Published 4 months ago by Jonathon Lynn Graham
This novel was amazingly well written, the best I've read this summer. The story is intriguing and keeps you coming back. I'm partial to first person novels. Read morePublished 11 months ago by JF
..., I mean: please - The Chronoliths? The vague, futurey/fantasy-inspired cover art?
Despite appearances, however, this is a mature, heartbreaking, but ultimately... Read more
I picked up one of his earlier works -- I want to say 'by accident', but it's tough to 'accidentally read a novel' -- by chance a half-decade ago, and it was one of those few books... Read morePublished on Feb. 6 2007 by B. Salomons
A science fiction story with a great premise: giant monuments, commemorating a conqueror's future victories, start appearing in cities all over Earth, creating social and political... Read morePublished on May 13 2004 by "midorikatt"
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The concept of a future conqueror sending back victory monuments to influence public opinion and smooth his way for conquest is just brilliant. Read morePublished on March 18 2004 by V. A McCoy
If you like nice tight simple stories with everything laid out for you to follow then this book is not for you. Read morePublished on Feb. 24 2004 by Mathew A. Shember
I won't add much to the positive reviews this book has already gotten. I first got hooked on Robert Charles Wilson by his wonderful novel "Darwinia," then read his first... Read morePublished on Feb. 9 2004 by John Beadle