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"Charles L. Harness's new novel is interesting and original, but incoherant. This highly unusual treatment of time travel is often poetic, but just as often confusing."
"The plot is complex, and it has major weaknesses. Two important events near the end smack of dues ex machina."
"Harness does so many things right, and so many things wrong, that it's hard to know what to think about this book."
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The flight steward (young enough to be his son?) nods respectfully, hands him his ten-kilo bag, and Konteau trudges off down the landing ramp.
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On an ecologically seared Earth, James Konteau is a veteran krono, a professional time traveler. His job is to ease the overpopulation crisis by establishing new colonies in Earth's prehistory, long before human beings evolved. But his job has lost all meaning, for Konteau is a lone and troubled man haunted by his own past. - Now suddenly, his future is also in turmoil; a timequake has reportedly ripped through distant eons, destroying one of Konteau's colonies. Framed for the disaster, Konteau is hunted by authorities, defying all the powers of technology and politics to escape back through the misty ages on a complex mission of death, justice, love -- and incredible destiny...

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