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e-Book Emperor: Time's Tapestry #1 download

by Stephen Baxter

ISBN: 0441014666
ISBN13: 978-0441014668
Language: English
Publisher: Ace Hardcover; First Edition edition (January 2, 2007)
Pages: 320
Category: Fantasy
Subategory: Science Fiction

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Rating: 4.3
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Time’s Tapestry Book One. Baxter produces something new and subtly different in the time-travel genre. A multigenerational story of how an idea can permeate time and change the parameters of human existenc. ith a large cast of Romans ancient Britons, and colorful settings.

Time’s Tapestry Book One. S. M. Stirling, author of The Scourge of God. Epic historical fiction laced with a science fiction premis. vividly convincing picture of a past world. Strong imagination and a capacity for awe abound in the work of Stephen Baxter. The Times Literary Supplement.

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Baxter produces something new and subtly different in the time travel genre

Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction. Baxter produces something new and subtly different in the time travel genre. A multi-generational story of how an idea can permeate time and change the parameters of human existence with a large cast of Romans, ancient Britons, and colorful settings.

Title: Emperor (GOLLANCZ . March 2009 : USA Mass Market Paperback.

Stephen Baxter Emperor TIME'S TAPESTRY: 1 oraculum nectovelinium (the prophecy of nectovelin, 4bc) aulaeum temporum te involvat, puer, at libertas habes: cano ad tibi de memoriam atque posteritam, omni gentum et omni deorum, imperatori tres erunt. nomabitur vir germanicus cum oculum hyalum; scandabit equos enormes quam domuum dentate quasi gladio. tremefacabit caelum, erit filius romulum potens atque graeculus parvus erit. nascitur deus iuvenus

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The first novel in Stephen Baxter's acclaimed Time's Tapestry series. a vividly convincing picture of a past world.

Stephen Baxter Emperor. ah child! bound in time's tapestry, and yet you are born free come, let me sing to you of what there is and what will be, of all men and all gods, and of the mighty emperors three

Stephen Baxter Emperor. Time's tapestry: 1. oraculum nectovelinium (the prophecy of nectovelin, 4bc). ah child! bound in time's tapestry, and yet you are born free come, let me sing to you of what there is and what will be, of all men and all gods, and of the mighty emperors three. named with a german name, a man will come with eyes of glass straddling horses large as houses bearing teeth like scimitars.

Includes all four novels: Emperor, Conqueror, Navigator, Weaver Collected for the first time in one complete volume. No commitment, cancel anytime.

Time's Tapestry Book 2. Gollancz February 2007. The Long Earth is the first novel in an exciting new collaboration between the creator of Discworld Terry Pratchett and the acclaimed SF writer Stephen Baxter. Transworld, June 21 2012

Time's Tapestry Book 2. Time's Tapestry Book 1. Gollancz July 2006. Transworld, June 21 2012. The Medusa Chronicles. By Stephen Baxter & Alastair Reynolds. Gollancz, 19 May 2016.

A first installment of a four-book alternate history epic traces the rise of a powerful family whose successes are linked to an ancient prophecy that guides their financial and political choices, in a tale that begins with a Celtic noble's betrayal and culminates in the fall of the Roman empire. 20,000 first printing.
Comments:
Kaghma
This is not Baxter's typical sci-fi work, which is not to say it's not interesting.
Baxter explores the idea of a strange prophecy being used by successive generations through time. Each generation looks for a special meaning on the prophecy and try to act upon it. Emperor starts before the Romans conquerd what is known now as Britain and finishes after the Roman Empire has dissolved (after Constantine's moving of the capital to old Istambul).
The concept is interesting, but after a while the story seems to lose its focus and its capacity to raise interest or excitement in the reader. The book is a good History refresher, but there's something missing in it. It's hard to find a good reason to go for the next page.
Maybe Book #2 is different, but I am not even inclined to try it. I am gonna pass on it.

Dugor
I have read all four books in the series, and I must say that it is not up to Baxter's previous high standard. I am an ENORMOUS fan of his work, and have read almost everything that he has written. Most of his previous fiction is very hard and set on epic timescales.

This is not.

*** SPOILER ***

Well, I guess you can argue that it is set on an epic timescale, but certainly not one as epic as "Ring."

I have to rate this series as an about average time travel story- though only information travels through time. Of course, as with all journeyman time travel novels, the Nazis are somehow involved. The series is interesting in its examination of how prophesy can influence history, but it is by no means as impressive as his other works. The historic times in which it is set are interesting, and the work is actually very informative about them, but it isn't inspired storytelling. Don't get me wrong, it is decent light reading, perhaps beach reading, but it isn't going to end up in any "Years Greatest Science Fiction" anthologies. I am a voracious reader, and have read works of similar length in under a week (no kidding), but it took me several months of walking away to read something else for a while and then returning over and over again to finish this series.

JUST DO IT
Great book!

virus
Very Interesting fictional novel of Britian during three different periods during Roman times.

Jogas
I have finally finished the Emperor, book 1. I really do not understand why this is called an "alternative" history book.
It seems that it follows history as we know it, except for the women who produces the first and then second prophecy.
It was a wonderful insight to Roman Britain, some interesting characters that are not totally developed, but that was all.
I was anxious to see if the second book would actually take us to a different history, but on reading the reviews, it seems not.
Now, I will not continue with the series. It just wasn't what I wanted or expected.

Pedora
For originality, Baxter's novel strikes well. A nice twist suggesting time travel and the possibility of multiple universes. With a very poetic prophecy as the core of the plot. The poem makes for compelling and repeated reading, harnessing a cadence echoing Shakespeare or Homer. I never knew that Baxter could write poetry, and here he does it well. While Steven Stirling's recommendation on the back cover certainly adds to the allure, as Stirling has made his name with alternate history, whereas this book seems to be Baxter's first try in this field.

Sadly, the actual implementation in the plot falls somewhat short of expectations. The centuries-long duration necessitates characters truncated to a few chapters each. An awkwardness also seen in the historical novels by Michener and Rutherfurd. You start getting interested in a character, and then it is a century later and that person is long dead.

Another problem is related to the Stirling endorsement. Stirling is also renowned for his skill in writing character dialog and military science fiction. People who pick up the book and see his endorsement might assume that this book also contains action scenes. Plus, the plot outline in the dustjacket also suggests this. But the action descriptions are very rudimentary, compared to Stirling's novels, or those of Pournelle, Drake or Weber. If you have read Baxter's earlier novels, this is also consistent. Baxter's forte [at this time] does not extend to action scenes.

Who gave the prophecy is unresolved. For example, is there something akin to the scenarios in Anderson's Time Patrol series, that is sitting uptime in the multiverse, attempting these changes? There will be a sequel to the book, which promises, maybe, to resolve this dangling thread. Or perhaps the intent is for this never to clarified? The latter is certainly fair enough, if done properly. As in Stirling's Nantucket series.

HyderCraft
What I like about this novel is the opportunity to experience a slice of history as the Romans conquer Britain and consolidate their presence, building Hadrian's wall, before the Empire recedes. The "prophecy" is simply a fictional device that threads together various generations of characters through the various novelletes of the book.

Which brings me to what I dislike about the book, it is a collection of shorter stories, with a new cast of characters in each. We become engaged with the characters, only to be with them a short while before their scenes end and we move to another century. And there are few happy endings for most of the characters, some of whom simply have their short hour upon the stage before slipping into the past tense of the next character's genealogy.

However, the book is a fast-paced read and I enjoy the tour through history. I will follow the series with interest.

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