Thursday, 25 April 2013

Throwback Thursday #82 - The Light Of Other Days

This is a great feature that Melissa at My words and pictures has been doing for a while which looks at those wonderful books that are ALREADY on my shelves that we haven't got round to reading yet...

The Light of Other Days - Arthur C Clarke & Stephen Baxter
Publisher: Voyager
Ruthless Hiram Patterson, the self-styled "Bill Gates of the twenty-first century," brings about a communication revolution by using quantum wormholes to link distant points around Earth. Not content with his monopoly on the telecommunications industry, Patterson convinces his estranged son, David, a brilliant young physicist, to work for him. While humanity absorbs the depressing news that an enormous asteroid will hit Earth in 500 years, David develops the WormCam, which allows remote viewers to spy on anyone, anytime. The government steps in to direct WormCam use -- but before long, privacy becomes a distant memory. Then David and his half-brother, Bobby, discover a way to use the WormCam to view the past, and the search for truth leads to disillusionment as well as knowledge. Only by growing beyond the mores of the present can humanity hope to survive and to deal with the threats of the future, including that asteroid. 

I've not read much Science-Fiction for a while but my recent dips into the genre with The Time Machine and Doctor Who book have reminded me how amazing the ideas can be in this area, so why not pick up a book by two giants of the genre...? I don't know! Maybe I will...soon! :-)

What's you most recent science-fiction read...?


  1. I do not know if it has crossed my path before

  2. Hm... I have yet to read an Author C Clarke book. What is wrong with me?? :) Don't answer that. Oh I hope you get to it soon. Sounds like a good one.

    Most recent read? Icons by Margaret Stohl. :)

  3. Oh this one is new to me and does sound like a cool blend. You should give it a go, see what you thing. :)