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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,138 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Larry Niven Narrator: Tom Weiner Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The State Series Release Date:
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After more than two hundred years as a corpsicle, Jaybee Corbell awoke in someone else’s body and under threat of instant annihilation if he made a wrong move while they were training him for a one-way mission to the stars.

But Corbell bided his time and made his own move. Once he was outbound, where the society that ruled Earth could not reach him, he headed his starship toward the galactic core, where the unimaginable energies of the universe wrenched the fabric of time and space and promised final escape from his captors.

Then he returned to an Earth eons older than the one he’d left, a planet that had had three million years to develop perils he had never dreamed of—perils that became nightmares that he had to escape…somehow.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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.”

    A. E. van Vogt, winner of the SFWA Grand Master Award

  • “Niven rams this fantastic tale at the reader with taut authority, mixing hard science with mind-boggling concepts of time and space to give us a whole new kind of trip.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Niven’s intoxicating concepts, ideas, scientific extrapolations, and exotic hardware bubble up from every page. Rich in imagination and astonishing in breadth…Will challenge the most sophisticated readers.”


  • “Terrific fun!”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Craig | 2/4/2014

    " Reading Joe Haldeman's latest, slightly disappointing, book reminded me of this one. Now this here is a time travel novel! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rob | 1/31/2014

    " I like the hard science; especially the bit about moving a planet and the ram-scoop ships. But, the plot is a little far reaching for less than 300 pages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Justin | 1/9/2014

    " Most of the plot of this book takes place 3,000,000 years in the future in Antarctica. The main character, however, lived most of his life before 1970. Very creative. Silly in parts, but fascinating and well described as well. Includes some very colorful description of a journey to the center of the galaxy and close orbit around a supermassive black hole. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jake | 1/6/2014

    " Niven is always good at the Hard science fiction. Very cool far future stuff with an enormous scale. Charactors are not the strongest, but compelling enough to get you through to the good bits. "

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