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The Bird Of Time

Effinger, George Alec

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ISBN 10: 0385192320 / ISBN 13: 9780385192323
Published by Doubleday, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1986
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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The dust jacket is unclipped ($12.95). First Edition stated. Signed by the author on the title page. Bookseller Inventory # 000164

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Title: The Bird Of Time

Publisher: Doubleday, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: William Naegels dj art

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Far into the future, Hartstein's graduation present from his grandparents was a wonderful trip.into the past. He had a long future in the doughnut industry to look forward to but this trip was the icing on the cake. It had been a long time since that first experiment in time travel was successfully pulled off, although not without its flaws. Now, in the future, time travel was a lucrative tourist industry. But the time travel industry was keeping one little fact to itself: two percent never came back. This cover-up was the work of the Agency. The Agency knew what others did not: that the past wasn't really the past but a complicated dynamic of individual perceptions of what the past might have been. The past isn't real and reality becomes a state of mind. While selling their particular brand of escapist entertainment and vacation packages, the Agency didn't bother to tell its clients or the populace in general that a war was going on- a time war. The Agency was spending its time in a neck and neck battle with the Temporary Underground. The battlefield was none other than the space-time continuum, the weapons time shifts and theoretical mathematics. Hartstein had no idea what his trip would be or where it would take him.

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