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Krono
     

Krono

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by Charles L. Harness
 

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On an ecologically seared Earth, James Konteau is a veteran krono, a professional time traveler. His job is to ease the overpopulation crisis by establishing new colonies in Earth's prehistory, long before human beings evolved. But his job has lost all meaning, for Konteau is a lone and troubled man haunted by his own past.

Now, suddenly, his future is also

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On an ecologically seared Earth, James Konteau is a veteran krono, a professional time traveler. His job is to ease the overpopulation crisis by establishing new colonies in Earth's prehistory, long before human beings evolved. But his job has lost all meaning, for Konteau is a lone and troubled man haunted by his own past.

Now, suddenly, his future is also in turmoil: a timequake has reportedly ripped through distant eons, destroying one of Konteau's colonies. Framed for the disaster, Konteau is hunted by authorities, defying all the powers of technology and politics to escape back through the misty ages on a complex mission of death, justice, love - and incredible destiny . . .

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Although he is not prolific, Harness has earned a reputation in SF as a writer's writer for such intricate melodramas as The Paradox Men and The Rose. His new adventure takes place in a post-holocaust future sophisticated enough to relieve its population pressures with time travel but still full of atavistic cults. While the political scene rumbles with the contested selection of a new overlord, the loss of 5000 people in a timequake puts that time-site's original surveyor, Kron-Corps agent James Konteau, on the spot. It is typical of Harness's approach and sense of drama that Konteau's private memories and personal history get mixed up with his professional work in time and the ethical choices he must make against political leverage. (Nov.)
Library Journal
The colonization of Earth's prehistoric past offers an ideal solution to humanity's population problem until a timequake sends a veteran time surveyor on a quest that violates the laws of time and Earth's Overlord. Theories of time and space interweave flawlessly with the personal story of a man's love for his estranged family in this intricate and elegant novel. Highly recommended. JC

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780575124929
Publisher:
Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date:
09/24/2013
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
298 KB

Meet the Author

Charles L. Harness (1915-2005)
Charles Leonard Harness was an American science fiction writer born in Colorado City, Texas. He earned degrees in chemistry and law from George Washington University and worked as a patent attorney from 1947 to 1981. Harness' background as a lawyer influenced several of his works. His first story, "Time Trap" was published in 1948 and drew on many themes that would recur in later stories: art, time travel and a hero undergoing a quasi-transcendental experience. Harness' most famous single novel was his first, Flight into Yesterday, which was published first as a novella in the May 1949 issue of Startling Stories and was later republished as The Paradox Men in 1953. A great influence on many writers, Harness continued to publish until 2001 and was nominated for multiple Hugo and Nebula awards. In 2004 he was named Author Emeritus by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Harness died in 2005, aged 89.

For more information see www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/harness_charles_l

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Krono 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
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I killed seth and spied. He knew you would attack. He destroyed 1 fort. Alliance with Camp Eagle? Go to enders game res two to reply. Join Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Came in hissing and said "what we do to u?,oh and i dont mind clawing up demigods!!!!". She lunged at the nearest person there turning into wolf form
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He came in prepared to fight for (frankenstein as u call it)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
( a baby with big blue eyes with flecks of gold in them nd bleached blonde hair and creamy skin appears in a box with a note saying - Musa Storm , daughter of Amorette Storm good luck finding her )
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AT glory RESULT ONE!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looks at Clyde"I will make a bio later if you don't mind."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Snores loudly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You got a bae or not? You trying to date or not?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Idk y shes mad at me looks at her linx
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*she walks in
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sits alone lisining to hunter hayse
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She sighs shaking her head.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walked in
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*dissolves into mist*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Nothing. Thanks." Leaves.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Crawls around
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
May i join
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He swims
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Horrible. I mean... ig was out of know wher. Sure se was born not breathing. But ahe has been fine.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*hands Jacob to bats*