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The Seeds of Time

3.81 of 5 stars 3.81  ·  rating details  ·  161 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Clio Finn is a Dive pilot, one of the few humans able to guide a spacecraft back through time. In a 2019 that has seen Earth lose most of its plant life, Dives are the last hope humanity has for finding new seeds to replenish the planet. But Clio is strung out on drugs, one step away from a court-martial, and carrying a terrible secret about her past. When events force her ...more
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Published (first published May 5th 1997)
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Clio Finn is the best Dive Pilot there is, and she's having trouble getting her job done lately. She might finally be over the hill. But one last mission to save a dying earth beckons, and she jumps on the chance. This mission, to Niana, is one that will change everything...or will it?

I rather liked this book, but I have a penchant for lady badasses in space settings (there's a reason Kira Nerys is my fav Star Trek character bar none). I would say that the development of the world is a bit limit
Kristin Lundgren
Seeds of Time is a terrific SF novel for those who are not as concerned with techno-wizardry, but more on sociological, and even ecological concerns. Set in the future on Earth, a break-through has been made in the ability not to do FTL (fast than light) travel, but in time travel. They can go back, but not forward. Th earth is dying. And so dive pilots, as the heroine CLio is, are used to take a ship back in time, away from the earth and any paradoxes that may occur, to a likely planet that wou ...more
Jun 11, 2013 Jessica rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: feminists/fans of time travel fiction
This engrossing, engaging time travel novel features a gifted, principled, self-named female protagonist, Clio Finn – her birth name is never stated throughout the book – who cares deeply for the welfare of others. Moreover, in line with the spirit of choosing her own name, she strives to govern her actions freely, rather than simply according with the attitudes expected and enforced by those in power around her. The book also offers a complex but fully realized and ultimately completely consist ...more
I like this book, but I don't love it. The main character is in turns admirable and frustrating. But that's the realism - you don't typically love people when their bad sides come out.

I enjoyed the first half quite a lot, the second half a lot less, and the end made me want to strangle someone.

As far as dystopian futures go, this one is interesting and believable. The part where I get stuck is that apparently this all happens in 2019, which seems so unrealistic now that it brought me out of the
I've spent the whole morning reviewing books I've read in the last year and finding in all cases that others have already expressed opinions similar to mine better than I could have said it. I got to Seeds of Time and saw only a few reviews, all short, and thought, "Hey, here's my chance to write a review that might actually be helpful to someone."

But now I'm thinking about it, and I'm not sure what I'd say in addition to even the small handful of reviews already here. The book is fast-paced and
A space adventure set in the near future with a strong female protagonist. Though it is a decade olde, it includes many contemporary themes, including repercussions of the rise in conservatism and intolerance. I especially liked the idea of "evolved" humans and the nostalgic longing for raspberries. Imagine a world without them and you are in the zone in which this book takes place. Likely interesting only to science fiction fans, but a very good read for them.
Scott Armitage
I didn't find the world believable, or the mechanics self-consistent. It was unfortunate the author felt the need to dwell on mysticism and an utterly made-up view of how a multi-dimensional universe may work. For the most part I found the characters disinteresting and the settings mundane.
Surprisingly engaging and has a unique spirit, if at times it reads like an action movie cliche. I hadn't noticed I'd already given up on one of the writers other books when I started this, but I'm glad I didn't because I might have missed this entertaining read.
A good action/adventure SF. It started on the first page and never let up. I kept thinking that this would make a great movie. There are great plot twists and the plot didn't get predictable till near the end. Once i stated reading I couldn't stop.
This was a good read that I stumbled upon by accident. There are a few jumps in the timeline, but it is a great idea, and enjoyable to read.
This is my favorite Sci-Fi book and it would appeal to all readers. I will review this book more thoroughly this weekend.
Nick Von Hoene
Again, one of the few books that I have read multiple times... excellent idea, well done, amazing first work.
Like reading an action movie. Dark, unpredictable, compelling.
Oct 15, 2008 Michelle rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Michelle by: Sarah
A good book marred by a poor ending.
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Kay Kenyon is a fantasy and science fiction author living in the Pacific Northwest. Her latest novel is an historical fantasy, A Thousand Perfect Things, about a Victorian woman's bid for forbidden powers in an altered India of magic.

She is also the author of ten science fiction novels, including the series, The Entire and The Rose (a quartet.) Book One is titled Bright of the Sky. You can visit h
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