The Fall of Chronopolis / Collision with Chronos

The Fall of Chronopolis Collision with Chronos The mighty ships of the Third Time Fleet relentlessly patrolled the Chronotic Empire s thousand year frontier blotting out an error of history here or there before swooping back to challenge other ti

  • Title: The Fall of Chronopolis / Collision with Chronos
  • Author: Barrington J. Bayley
  • ISBN: 9780330308342
  • Page: 287
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • The mighty ships of the Third Time Fleet relentlessly patrolled the Chronotic Empire s thousand year frontier, blotting out an error of history here or there before swooping back to challenge other time travelling civilisations far into the future Captain Mond Aton had been proud to serve in such a fleet But now, falsely convicted of cowardice and dereliction of duty, heThe mighty ships of the Third Time Fleet relentlessly patrolled the Chronotic Empire s thousand year frontier, blotting out an error of history here or there before swooping back to challenge other time travelling civilisations far into the future Captain Mond Aton had been proud to serve in such a fleet But now, falsely convicted of cowardice and dereliction of duty, he had been given the cruellest of sentences to be sent unprotected into time as a lone messenger between the cruising timeships After such an inconceivable experience in the endless voids there was only one option left to him To be allowed to die.

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  • Barrington J. Bayley

    From , the free encyclopediaBarrington J BayleyBorn April 9, 1937 1937 04 09 in Birmingham, England Died October 14, 2008 aged 71.Pen names Alan Aumbry, Michael Barrington with Michael Moorcock , John Diamond, P F Woods.Occupation Novelist, short story writerNationality BritishGenres Science fictionLiterary movement New WaveBayley was born in Birmingham and educated in Newport, Shropshire He worked a number of jobs before joining the Royal Air Force in 1955 his first published story, Combat s End , had seen print the year before in Vargo Statten Magazine.In the 1960s, Bayley s short stories featured regularly in New Worlds magazine and then later in various New Worlds paperback anthologies, becoming friends with New Worlds editor Michael Moorcock and joining science fiction s New Wave movement His first book, Star Virus, was followed by than a dozen other novels his downbeat, gloomy approach to novel writing has been cited as influential on the likes of M John Harrison, Brian Stableford and Bruce Sterling.Bayley died of complications from bowel cancer on October 14, 2008.

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  • I don't think Bayley even understood what he was writing. Possibly, he didn't even care. It doesn't matter. The ideas are big, conflicting, paradoxical, and sort of hammer the reader into submission. It's weird and brain-warping and plays with the nature of existence and the meaning of existence, merging science and religion and resurrection and past lives and potential time and deep, dark entities lurking on the verge of quasi-existence, looking for a way into normal space-time.Bayley may be bu [...]


  • The Fall of Chronopolis (1974) in which the Chronotic Empire jousts against a terrifying adversary in doomed attempts to maintain a stable reality; at the crux of the book it becomes evident that the conflict is eternal and that the same forces will oppose one another through time forever.


  • I found this interesting when younger - I like time travel books - but this one didn't quite do it for me despite an interesting idea


  • Bayley's most inventive book, and that's saying something. Ridiculously imaginative cosmology, seriously strange meditations on the nature of time, and a plot that mostly sticks together.



  • The Chronotic Empire spans centuries, creating a utopian world of seemingly limitless potential, but there are cracks growing in the utopia; dissident heretics and a war with another time travelling civilisation from the future. Both are coming to a head and threaten not just the empire but all humanity.Written, I believe, some eighteen months after Collision with Chronos, the Fall of Chronopolis is another time travel story from innovative, SF classic writer Barrington J Bayley and, though the [...]


  • Apparently Bayley worked with the bbc on some of the Doctor who stories back in the day, and the launch into time travel in this story seems to capture some his deeper thinking about how it might work. Unsurprisingly, it is hard to conceptualize what is being conveyed - time is depicted as having multiple dimensions of both parallel streams and depth of some sort, for example - but this is as it should be. We exist in linear time and whether time travel is even remotely possible, our experience [...]


  • romanzo breve sul viaggio nel tempo, originale e avvincente, i nodi temporali che differenziano le varie epoche storiche dello stesso mondo sono una genialata


  • I first read this book in 1977 when I was twelve years old, and I loved it. So now I just re-read it in 2009 and of course, as an adult I can see what a silly book it really is. But my childhood self still has very fond memories of it :-)


  • four stars for the conceit, and where he takes it. an important book, in fact, in sf time travel studies. 3 stars for the actual writing, which is fusty, heavy, and not really equipped to make the sharp sudden turns his plotting requires. but never mind all that, go for it anyway.


  • The version I own is a DAW paperback (noted for the yellow spine)oivas/bjb/fallml (leftmost edition)Cover artwork was by Kelly Freas.


  • Very interesting story, twisting time, but not human behaviors. Mayhap a hopeful warning of sorts. The last 6th of the book fit rather oddly with the rest, still, unique, a fast read, worth the time.


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