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As the subtitle indicates, Time's Eye is the first book of a series intended to do for time what 2001 did for space. Does Time's Eye succeed in this goal? No. In 2001, humanity discovers a mysterious monolith on the moon, triggering a signal that astronauts pursue to one of the moons of Jupiter. In Time's Eye, mysterious satellites appear all around the Earth and scramble time, bringing together an ape-woman; twenty- first-century soldiers and astronauts; nineteenth-century British and Indian soldiers; and the armies of Genghis Khan and Alexander the Great. The characters march around in search of other survivors, then clash in epic battle. It's not until the end that the novel returns to the mystery of the tiny, eye-like satellites (and doesn't solve it). In other words, the plot of Time's Eye is a nearly 300-page digression, and 2001 fans expecting exploration of the scientific enigma and examination of the meaning of existence will be disappointed. However, fans of rousing and well-written transtemporal adventure in the tradition of S.M. Stirling's novel Island in the Sea of Time will enjoy Time's Eye. --Cynthia Ward --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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I really enjoyed this book. In fact when I started it, I couldn't put it down! I had read Arthur C. Read more
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This is an incredibly well written and thought out book. It was impossible to put down, blending a mixture of science, history and speculative science fiction. Read morePublished on Aug. 22 2010 by C. Davison
This book is bloody brilliant. Yeah, it lags a bit in the middle, but not for long and a little perserverance will reward the reader. Read morePublished on Oct. 25 2007 by Diane
I agree with the previous reviewer that indicated a good beginning, good end, but lacking in the middle. Read morePublished on July 19 2004 by "azkuke"
I've been a huge Arthur C. Clarke fan for years, and also enjoy Stephen Baxter. However - this book begins as a thinly disguised attempt at promoting the author(s)' political... Read morePublished on July 4 2004
Times Eye has some of the style of 2001, A Space Odyessy, but moves more slowly. It almost seems that these two great writers are having difficulty merging their styles. Read morePublished on June 12 2004 by Duane D. Garrett
Time's Eye is the first novel in A Time Odyssey series. In the North-west Frontier between Pakistan and Afghanistan, four groups find themselves separated from their own times. Read morePublished on May 2 2004 by Arthur W. Jordin
Just finished reading it and I found it very entertaining, an exciting and very readable book. It delves into the lives of characters of different time periods, many famous, who... Read morePublished on April 21 2004 by mitch