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The Chronoliths

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2011

    Left me very disappointed

    It's a good read, BUT there was no ending. It left quite a few things hanging and no sequel.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2003

    Blase' content

    Overall this book was decent, but I don't think it was completed. There was too many questions left unanswered and some details were just a little too vague for me. A good read if you're bored.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2003

    Stunningly Brilliant

    When I rented this from the library a year or so ago, I never expected to actually read it. However, I was glad I did! It would make an excellent sci-fi film! This story is so mysterious throughout itself, and the best in it's class that I've read in years. It doesn't end in an obvious cliffhanger, although you can tell a second book is very possible. All I can say is read it! If you'll excuse me, I'm going to be on my way and buy The Chronoliths for my permanent collection.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    strong story focusing on the time-space continuum

    In the twenty-first century, American expatriate Scott Warden wastes his life enjoying the pleasures of a Thailand beach community while ignoring the needs of his wife and daughter. However, his wastrel life abruptly ends when the monolith suddenly appears in the nearby forest, destroying trees and dispensing high levels of radiation. On the artifact is an inscription celebrating a military victory that happened sixteen years into the future. <P>A second pillar lands in downtown Bangkok, destroying the city and killing many of its residents. Once again a military victory that occurred in the future is commemorated with a plaque. Other Chronoliths land all over Southeast Asia, causing havoc and sending Scott and his peers fleeing across the Pacific back to America. In Baltimore, Scott meets physicist Dr. Sue Chopra, who is studying the Chronoliths. She believes that the future is reaching back through time to create its past. Scott, now working for Sue, wonders whether the linear inevitability of the future with its conquering warlord Kuin can be stopped by the present choosing the path to the future? <P> When it comes to a thinking person¿s science fiction novel, genre fans know Robert Charles Wilson is one of the best. His latest tale, THE CHRONOLITHS, is a strong story focusing on the time-space continuum with the future seemingly stretching its hand into the present. Mindful in many ways of the basic theme behind The Terminator, readers will accept the time travel premise and not care that it appears conceptually flawed. Mr. Wilson provides a powerful appealing story line that hypnotizes the audience into a one sitting read. <P>Harriet Klausner

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