Toward the End of Time

Toward the End of Time

Book - 1998 | First Ballantine Books edition --.
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Set in the near future of 2020, this disconcerting philosophical fantasy depicts an America devastated by a war with China that has left its populace decimated, its government a shambles, and its natural resources tainted. The hero is Ben Turnbull, a sixty-six-year-old retired investment counselor, who, like Thoreau, sticks close to home and traces the course of one Massachusetts year in his journal. Something of a science buff, he finds that his disrupted personal history has been warped by the disjunctions and vagaries of the "many-worlds" hypothesis derived from the indeterminacy of quantum theory. His identity branches into variants extending back through the past and forward into the evolution of the universe, as both it and his own mortal, nature-haunted existence move toward the end of time.
Publisher: New York : The Ballantine Publishing Group, 1998.
Edition: First Ballantine Books edition --.
Copyright Date: ©1997
ISBN: 9780449000410
Branch Call Number: UPD
Characteristics: 334 pages --


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Dec 09, 2014

rambling... not enough about the new order of things. All in his head.

WVMLStaffPicks Oct 26, 2014

A retired Boston investment counselor and his wife try to cope with the social chaos resulting from a U.S. war with China. The year is 2020 and protection money is paid instead of taxes!

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