This is the first E-book edition of a now classic SF novel. The first print edition appeared in 1996.
Set in Hawaii and the Far East, The Bones of Time revolves around the secret of the preserved bones of the greatest of the old Hawaiian kings, Kamehameha.
Goonan interweaves two story lines. Cen, a mathematician who falls in love with Princess Kaiulani, the last Hawaiian princess, works desperately to join her by solving the riddle of time travel; and Lynn, a young woman who rescues the only surviving clone of Kamehameha.
Praise for THE BONES OF TIME:
."Time travel, Kamehameha's clone and electric Tibet are all conjoined in this marvelous novel. With THE BONES OF TIME, Kathleen Ann Goonan clearly establishes herself as the best writer to enter the field in the 1990's."
- Lucious Sheppard.
"This is science fiction being the best it can possibly be."
- Karen Joy Fowler
". . . a satisfying and richly speculative novel"
- Publisher's Weekly
Kathleen Ann Goonan is an award winning writer and teacher. Her novels include QUEEN CITY JAZZ (a New York Times Notable Book), THE BONES OF TIME (Arthur C. Clarke Award finalist), MISSISSIPPI BLUES (Darrell Lifetime Achievement Award), CRESCENT CITY RHAPSODY (Nebula finalist), LIGHT MUSIC (Nebula finalist), IN WAR TIMES (Campbell Award Winner, and ALA's Best Adult Genre Novel of 2007), and THIS SHARED DREAM. The first six each received starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, Kirkus, and Library Journal. She has also published about thirty short stories and many travel articles. A bibliography, travel pieces, and dedicated pages for each novel are at www.goonan.com.
She is currently a visiting professor at Georgia Tech in Altanta, Georgia.