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Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Charles Sheffield

Tomorrow and Tomorrow (edition 1998)

by Charles Sheffield (Author)

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Title:Tomorrow and Tomorrow
Authors:Charles Sheffield (Author)
Info:Spectra (1998), Edition: First Thus, 432 pages
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An ambitious book that begins in the present day and ends billions of years later at the end of the Universe. Considering the time span, it's quite a short book. Sheffeld takes the reader on a grand tour of how humanity and human society might change and be changed by technology as ages pass. The plot is a little lack luster at times, but the hard science edged world building is a wonder to behold. Reads in many ways like a travelogue through Future Time. ( )
  dgmillo | Jun 2, 2013 |
A man obsession to find a cure for his wife become a journey through time and space.

This book is well written. As I'm not a native English speaker, I don't find the English too difficult to read. Although this is a hard-sf novel, the science jargon is not too hard and not too many, with help from appendices of this book.

The time span, the culture, the technologies are 'believable'. The writer's imagination overwhelmed me. ( )
  waro | Jun 22, 2010 |
This was such a WEIRD book. I loved it at first, but then it seemed to drag on. "100 years later," "800 years later," that is fine. But when it gets to "30,000 years later," and "one million years later..." "...five million years later" "two billion years later" and so on...yeah, that gets tiring. I really, truly enjoyed hearing about the different progressions of "humankind" throughout the eons, though. I could have done without the weak arc of the male protagonist's love for his wife driving him through billions of years. ( )
  amandacb | Mar 18, 2010 |
Of all the books I have read out of the library, this one sticks long in my mind. It is the story of a husband with a terminally ill wife who suspends them both in frozen animation in the hopes of finding a cure in the future. As he awakens in times further and further into the future, hope dims but knowledge increases.

The most important part of the book, in my opinion, is the extensive appendix at the back that explains the science behind all the fiction. For it turns out that the author is a real-life physicist and no where else did I learn so much about the latest theories in beginning and ending the universe. ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0553578898, Mass Market Paperback)

A man from Earth's distant past is humanity's only hope for a future...

Drake Merlin's wife, the love of his life, is dying of a rare, fatal disease for which there is no cure. Not now, in the 21st century. But surely in the future...

For Drake there is only one solution: have Ana's body frozen until she can be cured. And he will go with her into the cryowomb. It is a desperate gamble born of folly, obsession...and love.

Thus begins an epic journey across eons, as Drake is revived again and again, only to find that Ana is beyond help. Millions of years past his first sleep, he learns there is hope for her restoration--at the Omega Point, where the universe collapses, merging past and present. But first he will be awakened to become humanity's unwilling savior. For an alien menace is laying the solar system to waste, and only an anachronism from the days of human barbarism can save an enlightened race....

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A woman suffering from an incurable illness is frozen in the hope that one day a cure will be found. Several centuries later her boyfriend revives her, only to discover that she still cannot be cured. In the end, it will be many, many years before she can. By the author of The Ganymede Club.

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