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The End of Eternity by Isaac Asimov
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bookshelves: fiction, science, time, travel, may, 2011, 75, book, challenge

19. The End of Eternity by Issac Asimov is set in a future where time travel between centuries is common place for a group of people called Eternals. They travel back and forth through time making adjustments so that humanity will be happier. Other than the Eternals, no one else knows of the alterations that are made in their lives. The main character, Harlan, is an Eternal; his job as a technician allows him to analyze what is the smallest change for the greatest maximum benefit. Harlen then travels back or forward in time to create the change needed. Harlen meets a woman (the only one mentioned in the entire book) and begins to question the Eternals and their purpose.[return][return]It was interesting to follow Harlan and his changing attitudes and opinions. He is praised for his logical thought process, and his ability to make the desired changes occur with minimal interference. However, as he begins to question what he does, he loses faith in himself, other Eternals, and much of humanity. Through his own actions, Harlan is faced with having to decide between the current Eternity or the end of Eternity.

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Frank Friesacher Arthur C. Clarke???

Cindy Griffin Frank wrote: "Arthur C. Clarke???"

Oh, my! Asimov! I have no idea how I let that one slip! Thank you.

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