No solution saves everyone. Only one keeps us human.
The hope of a dying Earth rests on a crew of astronauts. Their mission: find a new home. But when they touch down on a distant planet, a time-bending anomaly traps them in a situation that no one could’ve predicted, causing them to question the nature of humanity, the snare of destiny, and the shape of time itself.
Time’s Ellipse spans generations, orbiting the lives of the scientists and astronauts involved in this historic mission as they discover that escaping the planet is simpler than evading its legacy.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I’m going to start off by saying you really need to read Time’s Ellipse to experience what Frasier has created here. Where this book begins and where it ends both feels completely different but yet it also comes in a full circle. Trust me, that statement will make sense once you read the book.
Frasier has created a slew of characters as Time’s Ellipse spans multiple generations, and it becomes a fascinating exploration of how civilisation evolves, and how myths and religion evolve with it. Time’s Ellipse has multiple time skips but Frasier has cleverly weaved in connections between each skip so you never feel lost, and even when names alter you have enough context to figure out who they were originally.
Coming in at just over 300 pages Frasier has packed so much into each and every page of this book. Nothing is wasted and everything is moving forward, and with such a potentially complicated topic as orbital locking it’s great that the story keeps moving forward constantly.
Orbital Locking is quite the concept. Don’t be worried if you’re not sure what it means when you’re first introduced to it. It won’t take long for the pieces to fall into place and for the real meaning to reveal itself. It’s such a clever idea and I’ve never come across anything like it before.
Pick up Time’s Ellipse when you want an addictive read. I read this late into the night and couldn’t wait to pick it up the next day. Filled with clever concepts and a fascinating look into human civilisation, you’ll be hooked.