A World Out Of Time

A World Out Of Time

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by Larry Niven
     
 

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After 200 years in cryosleep, Jaybee Corbell awakens to find that his mind has been downloaded to another body and he's in servitude to a harsh future State. After his escape via a spaceship, he traverses such vast distances--with accompanying time dilations--that he returns to Earth 3 million years later to discover a world wholly alien to the one he'd left. A.E.

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After 200 years in cryosleep, Jaybee Corbell awakens to find that his mind has been downloaded to another body and he's in servitude to a harsh future State. After his escape via a spaceship, he traverses such vast distances--with accompanying time dilations--that he returns to Earth 3 million years later to discover a world wholly alien to the one he'd left. A.E. van Vogt wrote, "This fantastic novel is a mix of Niven hard science and a time-travel concept to boggle the mind."

Editorial Reviews

Mike Resnick
"Larry Niven is one of the giants of modern science fiction."
Kirkus Reviews
"Terrific fun!"
Frederik Pohl
"His tales have grit, authenticity, colorful characters and pulse-pounding narrative drive. Niven is a true master!"
ALA Booklist
"Niven's intoxicating concepts, ideas, scientific extrapolations, and exotic hardware buffle up from every page. Rich in imagination and astonishing in breath ... will challenge the most sophisticated readers."
A.E. van Vogt
"This fantastic novel is a mix of Niven hard science and a time-travel concept to boggle the mind...even after the last line the feeling remains of the story still rushing on into the magic distance of the universe."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012755445
Publisher:
Spectrum Literary Agency, Inc.
Publication date:
07/19/2011
Series:
State Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
148,495
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Born April 30, 1938 in Los Angeles, California. Attended California Institute of Technology; flunked out after discovering a book store jammed with used science fiction magazines. Graduated Washburn University, Kansas, June 1962: BA in Mathematics with a Minor in Psychology, and later received an honorary doctorate in Letters from Washburn. Interests: Science fiction conventions, role playing games, AAAS meetings and other gatherings of people at the cutting edges of science. Comics. Filk singing. Yoga and other approaches to longevity. Moving mankind into space by any means, but particularly by making space endeavors attractive to commercial interests. Several times we’ve hosted The Citizens Advisory Council for a National Space Policy. I grew up with dogs. I live with a cat, and borrow dogs to hike with. I have passing acquaintance with raccoons and ferrets. Associating with nonhumans has certainly gained me insight into alien intelligences. www.larryniven.net

"Our premier hard SF writer."
- The Baltimore Sun

"Niven...lifts the reader far from the conventional world -- and does it with dash."
- The Los Angeles Times

"Niven...juggles huge concepts of time and space that no one else can lift."
- Charles Sheffield

"In creating a geologic world and in the interactions between humans and aliens, Niven is superb."
- Boston Sunday Globe

"One of the genre's most prolific and accessible talents."
- Library Journal

"The scope of Larry Niven's work is so vast that only a writer of supreme talent could disguise the fact as well as he can."
- Tom Clancy

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A World out of Time (State Series #1) 3.9 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This edition is so full of font changes and typos it is difficult to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The 4stars are for the material. Niven tells a good story and does not disappoint here. This ebook edition has some problems with the fonts for a paragrapg or so every few pages. Not that big a distraction for me but it eould be nice if BN could at least have some human look over the OCR scan job from paper. Clearly, that was not done. Still, a good read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Larry Niven has always been a author I have been a fan of eversince I picked up one of his earlier science fiction novels and began reading it I was immediatly captured from the first chapter of his novel, I couldn't help but wonder what was going to happen next in the novel? Would the Earth be changed? If so, what would happen to it? Those are the kinds of questions that keep me reading his novels because I want to know the answers to my own questions. Larry Niven and his novel, A World out of Time, is a very intergalactic adventure that involves very futuristic machines and methods of living, it is truly mind-boggling to any reader! This novel isn't your average science fiction novel, it is science fiction in all of it's glory!! I highly recommend this novel open your mind to the world of science fiction!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is one of Larry's best-- if not THE best. It's a great adventure from beginning to end. The plot is super, the characters are imaginative and vivid, the hard science is there... I didn't want it to end!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book! I recommend everyone to read it. I like to read books about time travel, future, etc and this book it's very well written. if you like all this it's gonna make you blew you away.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is still one of Niven's best stand-alone, non-Know-Space novels. Niven looks so far ahead, that his ideas are fresh enough to excite physics professors, their students, and all hard-SF fans. Yet you don't need a physics degree to read them: Above all else, Niven's stories are fun!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm 15 (obviously) and I recently read this book, and it just blew me away; it was very well-written, creative, and the guy actually sounded like he knew what he was talking about. I was so dissapointed when my library didn't have anymore of his books. I would love to read it again and again.
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In this early work, Larry Niven gave the world a glimpse of what he had to offer science fiction readers, and the phenomenal talent we would come to know. Niven had, by this time, already established 'Niven's law', that brilliant science, combined with great storytelling, produced great science fiction. One of the generation of writers known as 'Heinlein's kids', Larry Niven, along with writers such as Harlan Ellison, S.M. Stirling, Stephen Barnes, Harry Turtledove, Andre Norton, Phillip Jose Farmer, and Jerry Pournelle (Niven's long time collaberator) have consistently broken new ground, and streached the genre in surprising directions. Never boring, never predictable, Larry Niven has raised the bar for future generations of sci-Fi authors.
Tavar More than 1 year ago
I like this author but this book sucked asss.