The Light of Other Days tells the tale of what happens when a brilliant, driven industrialist harnesses the cutting edge of quantum physics to enable people everywhere, at trivial cost, to see one another at all times: around every corner, through every wall, into everyone's most private, hidden, and even intimate moments. It amounts to the sudden and complete abolition of human privacy - forever.Then, as society reels, the same technology proves able to look backwards in time as well. Nothing can prepare us for what this means. It is a fundamental change in the terms of the human condition.More
"Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov and Robert Heinlein succeeded. . .and now Stephen Baxter joins their exclusive ranks, writing science fiction in which the science is right. A sheer pleasure to read." (New Scientist)
"Extraordinarily rich in ideas." (Los Angeles Times)
"A sweeping, mind-boggling read!" (Booklist)
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When Seeing All is not Understanding All
- Lisa "Huntsville, Alabama. Language and Literature College Faculty."
boring & self indulgent
- The Reader "Red"