No Enemy But Time

No Enemy But Time

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by Michael Bishop
     
 

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John Monegal, a.k.a. Joshua Kampa, is torn between two worlds — the Early Pleistocene Africa of his dreams and the twentieth-century reality of his waking life. These worlds are transposed when a government experiment sends him over a million years back in time. Here, John builds a new life as part of a tribe of protohumans. But the reality of early Africa is

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John Monegal, a.k.a. Joshua Kampa, is torn between two worlds — the Early Pleistocene Africa of his dreams and the twentieth-century reality of his waking life. These worlds are transposed when a government experiment sends him over a million years back in time. Here, John builds a new life as part of a tribe of protohumans. But the reality of early Africa is much more challenging than his fantasies. With the landscape, the species, and John himself evolving, he reaches a temporal crossroads where he must decide whether the past or the future will be his present.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597290906
Publisher:
Electricstory.com
Publication date:
01/01/1982
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
525,716
File size:
377 KB

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Roger Zelazny
Michael Bishop has a unique way of employing his talent in the satirizing of civilization's discontents while steering with a sure hand between the rocks of anarchy and the whirlpool of utopianism. He banks his verbal fires carefully, exercises a poet's control of his imagery and possesses an admirable sense of the grotesque. I recommend him without reservation.�
Philip Jose Farmer
When I was a youngster, I read London's Before Adam and Crump's "Og" books. I've been enthralled ever since by tales of pre-Homo sapiens. No Enemy But Time is the best fictional re-creation of these I've come across. It makes a glowing reality of the dry bones of this field.
Norman Spinrad
No Enemy But Time is a science fiction novel of rare maturity and perhaps even rarer wit. The combination of wit, erudition, serious literary intent, and successful execution that Michael Bishop displays here is rarer still in the genre. Unquestionably a major novel by an unquestionably major writer.

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No Enemy But Time is a vision quest, exploring the social difficulties that an explorer would encounter whether they were due to Pleistocene ecologies or modern cultural mysteries. Amid a glut of mediocre stories, this one was not only well worth the read, but also worth a second one.