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The Chronoliths by Robert Charles Wilson
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Really creative sci-fi is rare these days, and The Chronoliths is one of those rare pleasures. "Software designer Scott Warden is living with his family in early twenty-first century Thailand after his latest contract has ended. He and his friend Hitch Paley are among the first to find an enormous monolith which appears out of nowhere in the jungle. On closer examination, it is found to be a monument made of a mysterious, indestructible substance. It bears an inscription commemorating a military victory by someone named "Kuin", presumably an Asian warlord -- twenty years in the future."

The book goes on to chronicle the very personal changes in Scott Warden's life, as he lives through the tumult caused by these mysterious monoliths, and the unknown person responsible for them, and becomes part of a project to defeat Kuin, whoever he is. Wilson plays with themes of destiny, futurism, loyalty, love and loss. An inventive and profound book.
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February 11, 2011 – Shelved
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September 2, 2011 – Shelved as: 2011

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