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To Sail the Century Sea

(Time Stream #2)

3.19  ·  Rating details ·  26 ratings  ·  4 reviews
"All hands--abandon present!"

The Navy hadn't believed Leutenant Commander Joseph Rate and the crew of the yawl Alice when they had tried to explain their absence-without-leave as a freak display of time travel--and they hadn't believed Rate's warnings about how dangerous such travel could be. Instead, they had crippled the careers of good men for almost ten years, just lon
Mass Market Paperback, 194 pages
Published July 1981 by Ace
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Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was ok
This book serves as a sequel to The Ship That Sailed the Time Stream, but is, alas, nowhere near as good. Both books move about in history — in the “time stream” — but the first one seems less scattershot. This second novel needed another draft. The action got confusing in Byzantium. The goings-on there — with the Council of Nicea, of all things —were not described well. There is cleverness towards the very end, but it seemed rushed, ill thought-out. Some elements were not properly prepared.

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Mar 03, 2018 rated it did not like it
would have given 3 stars with a decent review, but epilogue contained a slur so thats not happening.
Feb 03, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: science-fiction
The book brings some closure to some plot threads started in Edmondson's more well-known 1965 novel The Ship That Sailed the Time Stream, but without as much humor. It is thus a good follow-up, but barely stands on its own. I didn't realize I would be counting this in the religion category when I started it, but I should mention now that I am married to a Unitarian Universalist minister, and am myself a UU ( The Council of Nicea (4th century common era), is the time at which C ...more
Apr 12, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: sf
This is, apparently, the sequel to "The Ship that Sailed the Time Stream" - wch I haven't read but I suspect I wd've enjoyed this more if I had. I don't think I've enjoyed any of Edmondson's solo bks as much as the 2 I've read that he coauthored w/ C. M. Kotlan ("The Cunningham Equations" & "The Black Magician") so maybe I shd seek out more by Kotlan to read.

"To Sail the Century Sea" has its time travel centered story as an excuse to make the plot somewhat hodge-podged & I reckon it works but I
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Garry Edmondson (full name "José Mario Garry Ordoñez Edmondson y Cotton").

He also wrote Westerns under the names Kelly P. Gast, J. B. Masterson, and Jack Logan.

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Time Stream (2 books)
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