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The Arrows of Time

(2013)
(The third book in the Orthogonal series)
A novel by

 
 
In an alien universe where space and time play by different rules, interstellar voyages last longer for the travellers than for those they left behind. After six generations in flight, the inhabitants of the mountain-sized spacecraft the Peerless have used their borrowed time to develop advanced technology that could save their home world from annihilation. But not every traveller feels allegiance to a world they have never seen, and as tensions mount over the risks of turning the ship around and starting the long voyage home, a new complication arises: the prospect of constructing a messaging system that will give the Peerless news of its own future. While some of the crew welcome the opportunity to be warned of impending dangers - and perhaps even hear reports of the ship's triumphant return - others are convinced that knowing what lies ahead will be oppressive, and that the system will be abused. Agata longs for a chance to hear a message from the ancestors back on the home world, proving that the sacrifices of the travellers have not been in vain, but her most outspoken rival, Ramiro, fears that the system will undermine every decision the travellers make. When a vote fails to settle the matter and dissent erupts into violence, Ramiro, Agata and their allies must seek a new way to bring peace to the Peerless - by traveling to a world where time runs in reverse. The Arrows of Time is the final volume of the Orthogonal trilogy, bringing a powerful and surprising conclusion to the epic story of the Peerless that began with The Clockwork Rocket and The Eternal Flame.

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Hardback Editions

August 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Arrows of Time: Orthogonal Book Three
Author(s): Greg Egan
ISBN: 1-59780-487-8 / 978-1-59780-487-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Night Shade Books
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July 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Arrows of Time: Orthogonal Book Three
Author(s): Greg Egan
ISBN: 1-59780-816-4 / 978-1-59780-816-3 (USA edition)
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July 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Arrows of Time: Orthogonal Book Three
Author(s): Greg Egan
ISBN: 0-575-10577-1 / 978-0-575-10577-5 (UK edition)
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November 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Arrows of Time: Orthogonal Book Three
Author(s): Greg Egan
ISBN: 0-575-10576-3 / 978-0-575-10576-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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Audio Editions

June 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Arrows of Time
Author(s): Greg Egan
ISBN: 1-5226-7427-6 / 978-1-5226-7427-6
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November 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Arrows of Time
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November 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Arrows of Time
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November 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Arrows of Time
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Kindle Editions

July 2014 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Arrows of Time (Orthogonal Book 3)
Author(s): Greg Egan
Publisher: Night Shade Books
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November 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Arrows of Time: Orthogonal Book Three
Author(s): Greg Egan
Publisher: Gollancz
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November 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Arrows of Time: Orthogonal Book Three
Author(s): Greg Egan
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon UK