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The Arrows of Time

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

 
Hard science fiction's grand master delivers the stunning conclusion to his Orthogonal trilogy.

In a universe where the laws of physics and the speed of light are completely alien to our own, the travelers on the ship Peerless have completed a generations-long struggle to develop advanced technology in a desperate attempt to save their home world. But 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 see this as a guarantee of safety and a chance to learn of their mission's ultimate success, others are convinced that the knowledge will be oppressive or worse that the system could be abused. The conflict over this proposed communication system tears the travelers' society apart, culminating in terrible violence. To save the Peerless and its mission, its leaders must travel to a world where time runs in reverse.

Continuing in the tradition of The Clockwork Rocket and The Eternal Flame, Greg Egan's Orthogonal trilogy has continuously pushed the boundaries of science fiction, without ever losing track of the lives of the individuals carrying out this grand mission.

The Arrows of Time brings this fascinating space opera to a close while offering insight into human nature and the struggles we face, both as individuals and as a species.

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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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Paperback Editions

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)
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


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)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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November 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Arrows of Time
Author(s): Greg Egan
Publisher: Audible Studios
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November 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Arrows of Time
Author(s): Greg Egan
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


November 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Arrows of Time
Author(s): Greg Egan
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


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
Availability: Amazon   


November 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Arrows of Time: Orthogonal Book Three
Author(s): Greg Egan
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon CA   


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   



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