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End of an Era

Postby Alaskamatt17 » Mon Apr 11, 2005 9:33 pm

End of an Era by Robert J. Sawyer is one of the best sci-fi adventures I have ever read. It's about a paleontologist who gets a chance to go back in time and witness the extinction of the dinosaurs firsthand. But when he arrives, things are not how he expected they would be.

The writing is superb, and the characters amazingly complex. The science was also incorporated into the novel extremely well.
After a certain high level of technical skill is achieved, science and art tend to coalesce in esthetics, plasticity, and form. The greatest scientists are always artists as well.
-Albert Einstein
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Postby Ariel » Tue Apr 12, 2005 6:07 pm

Sounds like a great book!! :thumright:
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Postby Anthentar » Sun Apr 17, 2005 9:40 am

I will try to find it for myself.
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Postby LightBrigade » Tue Apr 19, 2005 3:15 pm

Alaskamatt17, how has the author established the ability of the protagonist to travel to the past?

I am asking because I read that you named the book as science fiction, so I thought that if the classification of the work is science and fiction, the author must have expressed or adopted a theory about travelling in the past.

If the author has not, could I consider the book as only fiction?
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