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The Corridors of Time

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A power struggle for time itself.
The corridors of time connect the ages to each other. Through them, one can travel backwards and forwards over the history of man. But rival factions have waged war for centuries.... Malcolm is an ordinary man of today, caught up in a time war beyond his comprehension....

Cover Illustration by Anthony Roberts
Mass Market Paperback, 222 pages
Published 1966 by Lancer Books (first published January 1st 1965)
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Jul 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
The Corridors of Time was first published by Poul Anderson in 1965. It concerns an imaginative approach to time travel and has as its central conflict an ageless battle between two forces: the Wardens, representing an Earth Mother set of values and mythos and the Rangers, a group who worship a mechanical ideal and through whom have influenced much of Western Civilization.

Time travel novels always leave me asking more questions about the details and what-ifs and sometimes just leave me guessing
May 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Corridors of Time is my second Poul Anderson. (My first was the very impressive The Broken Sword.) And like The Broken Sword, Anderson draws heavily on what must have been an extensive knowledge of ancient Denmark (before Beowulf), mythology in general, history, anthropology, and linguistics. Also, to keep thinks humming, science fiction. Whew! That’s a lot to cram into 186 page novel. With a lesser writer all of those would have probably sank such a short novel. But Anderson sprinkles (usua ...more
Stephen Gallup
Mar 26, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I went on a sci-fi binge in my early teens, and this is one of the few titles acquired then that have stuck with me through the years. I keep it on a shelf beside Chad Oliver's Winds of Time, not that the two stories have much in common beyond the similarity of their titles. It's about an ordinary guy being pulled out of recognizable circumstances and thrust into something very extraordinary, and in that regard is closer to the Edgar Rice Burroughs format. However, my recollection is that charac ...more
Mary Catelli
An old SF work involving an unusual sort of time travel.

Malcolm Lockridge is in jail when a strange woman, Storm Darroway, comes to him and offers a high-powered lawyer and private detectives to clear his name. All she wants in return is for him to take a job for her. Even at the time, he notices her unusual appearance -- unplaceable by ethnicitiy or race -- especially with the Anglo-Saxon name. His name cleared, he follows her directions to Denmark, where she spins him a story about retrieving
Ivan Lutz
Poprilična trashina u maniri pustolovnih SF-ova zlatnog doba, pa je i bez inovacije u svakom pogledu. Čak je i sama premisa izvučena iz Heinleinovog Glory Road-a (prezgodna žena novači muškarca za avanturu, a zašto to čini ostaje maglovito i polu nerazjašnjeno).
Radnja u svakom trenutku želi biti brza, akcijska, pa u nekim trenucima i je takva, ali više vremena je pokušaj i ostaje na pokušaju. I kao svaki dobar tresh na kraju ima zaokret pa tako i ovo - ko fol neočekivano, ali iz aviona se vidje
Tommy Verhaegen
Feb 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi, paper_nl
De eerste helft van dit boek verdient een dikke 5 sterren, gewoon subliem. Een originele benadering van het begrip tijdreizen. Voeg daarbij een onverwachte held uit onze tijd die gerecruteerd wordt door een bloedmooie vrouw met de bedoeling haar te helpen in de strijd tegen het kwaad. Technologie uit de toekomst, universele vertalen annex encycolpedie, reizen door de tijd en zijn konsekwenties. Gevangenschap, ontsnappen, zoeken in de tijd naar hulp. Alles samengevat in 1 woord: mooi.
Maar dan kom
Jan 09, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

One of the better SF love triangles: 20th century guy has to choose between a far-future goddess and Ms. Average Nice Bronze-Age Chick. Both women are sympathetically portrayed. I'd better not tell you what happens - it's fun, and there's a terrific ending!
Joshua Faber
Even accounting for the time period, this is kind of a middling SF work -- Jules Verne can claim he was inventing the genre of time travel fiction, Anderson had more to work with. The overall idea is solid - a time war between two sides fought over the landscape of the past, rather than a specific location, and the initial setup and plot twists work fine. In the end though, you have to make strides to either flesh out the characters or really tune the plot, and I think the book falls flat in bot ...more
James Rickett
Jun 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
More time travel stories, well written
Oct 07, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hodnici vremena je sasvim pristojan akcijski SF roman s putovanjem kroz vrijeme kao temom.

Glavni lik je tipičan akcijski SF junak, s borbenim vještinama koje je stekao u mornarici, pametan,obrazovan i moralan.
Iz zatvora u kojem se na neki način našao izvlači ga superiorna predivna i sexy ljepotica iz budućnosti imenom Storm, s ciljem da joj bude pomoćnik u sukobu dviju frakcija iz daleke budućnosti, koji ove dvije frakcije vode istovremeno u gotovo svim povijesnim razdobljima Zemlje, počevši od
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Goodreads Librari...: Please combine these editions 2 13 Apr 22, 2013 03:56AM  
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Pseudonym A. A. Craig, Michael Karageorge, Winston P. Sanders, P. A. Kingsley.

Poul William Anderson was an American science fiction author who began his career during one of the Golden Ages of the genre and continued to write and remain popular into the 21st century. Anderson also authored several works of fantasy, historical novels, and a prodigious number of short stories. He received numerous a
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