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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, two rivals 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 scientific 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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Genre: Science Fiction

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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
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October 2013 : UK Hardback

Title: The Arrows of Time: Orthogonal Book Three
Author(s): Greg Egan
ISBN: 0-575-10575-5 / 978-0-575-10575-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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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
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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)
Publisher: Gollancz
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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 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Arrows of Time, The (Orthogonal Trilogy)
Author(s): Greg Egan
ISBN: 1-5226-7427-6 / 978-1-5226-7427-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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November 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Arrows of Time
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November 2013 : Australia 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
Author(s): Greg Egan
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November 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Arrows of Time
Author(s): Greg Egan
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

November 2013 : Australia, UK 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 : 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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