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Wilsons fine writing, ingenious plot and humane character development make it a page-turner. ~ The Globe and Mail
Publisher: New York : Tor, 1998
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780312860387
Branch Call Number: FICTION Wil
Description: 320 pages ; 22 cm


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Nov 09, 2013

Imagine a world where everything that happened in the world after January 1912 didn't happen. No sinking of the Titanic, World War I, Russian Revolution, etc. Instead, most of Europe was replaced with a totally different world with unique animals and plants. And some of the people who explore this new "Europe" find out that what we think is real is all part of an impossibly complex machine that has been recording everything that has ever happen any where and any time in the universe. The Past, Present, and Future of everywhere co-exist in this machine. But somehow there has been some bad code injected into the record which is trying to replace the actual history with a new and horrible version of reality. So the machine created other data packets which are fighting against the bad code and have to draft some of the "people" in the fight against the invaders. Quite an interesting premise and makes you think about what reality really is. Is your reality the same as mine? Is it instead totally different? Or is there some overlap?


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Jun 23, 2014

In 1912, history was changed by the Miracle, when the old world of Europe was replaced by Darwinia, a strange land of nightmarish jungle and antediluvian monsters. To some, the Miracle was an act of divine retribution; to others, it is an opportunity to carve out a new empire.

Leaving an America now ruled by religious fundamentalists, young Guilford Law travels to Darwinia on a mission of discovery that will take him further than he can possibly imagine…to a shattering revelation about mankind's destiny in the universe.

Robert Charles Wilson has crafted a brilliant science fiction novel—a view of an utterly different 20th century.


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