The End of Eternity

End_of_eternityI first read Isaac Asimov’s “The End of Eternity” when I was a teenager. Re-reading it now, I’m convinced it’s Asimov’s best, and maybe one of the greatest sci-fi novels of all time.

It’s not that the concept is so mind-blowing –it is – but that the writing itself is so damn good.

And the idea of time travel as a sci-fi plot device is older than, well, H.G. Wells, but Asimov turned it on its head here: In the far future, mankind has mastered time travel, and a benevolent organization outside of time controls the destinies and fates of trillions of people, by managing the flow of time and events throughout future centuries.

I hear they’re making a movie out of it – I don’t see how, but I suspect they’ll ruin it and try to turn it into an ‘action thriller.’ Ugh.

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