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The Time Wanderers (The Noon Universe #10)

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Mankind knows contentment until the Earth is besieged by a wave of unexplained phenomena. First come the mass phobias. Then, the creatures. Finally, the transformations.

Is this the work of the mysterious Wanderers? Could they be manipulating humanity - and to what end? When agent Toivo Glumov is sent to investigate, he's in for some superhuman surprises
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Published April 1st 1988 by St. Martin's Press (first published 1984)
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Peter Nagels
I found this book in my favourite Gold Coast bookstore and bought it immediately even though it was yellowing and smelt of an old paperback (which it was, having been published 1987). Years ago I had read the Strugatsky's Roadside Picnic, mainly because of Tarkovsky's Stalker and now I had another book that would serve me well on those quiet afternoons by the pool.

This is an intelligent book, which requires plenty of thought for you to understand what it is getting at. It consists of documents a
Katherine Hurinovich
Но почему молчите Вы? - спрашивает Майя Глумова у Максима Каммерера.
И Каммерер решил ответить: всё, что мог, и всё, что сумел сказать. Так и появилась эта заключительная часть - его мемуары, написанная с добротной английской точностью и краткостью: рапорты-документы агентов, личные письма, инструкции, скреплённые воспоминаниями и размышлениями самого Каммерера. В отличии от второй части, Каммерер изрядно постарел-поматерел (хотя 89 лет в том мире не такая уж и большая цифра, раз и в 150 шикарно
Despite this book being chosen New York Times one of the best of 1987. I found it extremely hard to get into. It was laborious, it seemed to go round in circles. It wasn't fun! Not worth the effort, don't bother.
Max Nemtsov
это уже как-то сильно конспективно по сравнению с предыдущими. видимо, человечество в лице Каммерера параноидально торопится выжить и высказаться
Tim Williams
I'm a big fan of the Strugatsky brothers but not this particular work. It is made up of many 'documents' and 'accounts' and pretty light on story. The format just didn't do it for me. Which is a shame because I went to a lot of effort to add this to my collection, so I really did want it to be good. This edition has a couple techincal problems as well - not sure if it is the translation or the proofreading but I ran across a couple of misplelled words and a couple of improper word usages. Not en ...more
Jim Phillips
Interesting, but not their best work. Told as a memoir, with included "official documentation", which makes for an interesting read. In typical Strugatsky fashion, however, the POV is of a writer in a distant future to people in the writer's near future - with all the concomitant assumptions and knowledge of people and events and so very little explanation or exposition. Works better in some of their other books though.

Worth reading, but would not recommend it as your first Strugatsky novel.
Don't think the one I read was the greatest of translations.
The Strugatsky brothers have no problem keeping the reader guessing as to what the heck is going on, but they may have taken it a little to the extreme in this book. I still enjoyed it, but after such an excellent book as Roadside Picnic, it was a bit of a let down. Still, it's worth checking out.
Awesome book. One of my favourite books of Strugatskiy.
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The brothers Arkady (Russian: Аркадий; August 28, 1925 – October 12, 1991) and Boris (Russian: Борис; April 14, 1933 – November 19, 2012) Strugatsky (Russian: Стругацкий; alternate spellings: Strugatskiy, Strugatski, Strugatskii) were Soviet-Russian science fiction authors who collaborated on their fiction.
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