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Manifold: Time

Authors: Baxter, Stephen
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC028020, FIC028010, FIC028030
ISBN: 9780345475572, Related ISBNs: 0345430751, 034543076X, 0345475577, 9780345430755, 9780345430762
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 480,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: “Reading Manifold: Time is like sending your mind to the gym for a brisk workout. If you don’t feel both exhausted and exhilirated when you’re done, you haven’t been working hard enough.”—The New York Times Book Review

The year is 2010. More than a century of ecological damage, industrial and technological expansion, and unchecked population growth has left the Earth on the brink of devastation. As the world’s governments turn inward, one man dares to envision a bolder, brighter future. That man, Reid Malenfant, has a very different solution to the problems plaguing the planet: the exploration and colonization of space. Now Malenfant gambles the very existence of time on a single desperate throw of the dice. Battling national sabotage and international outcry, as apocalyptic riots sweep the globe, he builds a spacecraft and launches it into deep space. The odds are a trillion to one against him. Or are they?

“A staggering novel! If you ever thought you understood time, you’ll be quickly disillusioned when you read Manifold: Time.”—Sir Arthur C. Clarke
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