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Einstein's Dreams (1993) [Collection]
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Summary (From the publisher):

It is 1905 in Berne, Switzerland. A young patent clerk has been dreaming marvelous dreams about the nature of time. He is Albert Einstein and he has almost finished his special theory of relativity. What were his dreams like those last pivotal few months? Here, in this extraordinary and highly acclaimed work by physicist Alan Lightman, thirty fables conjure up as many theoretical realms of time, dreamt in as many nights.

In one world time is circular, its people fated to repeat triumph and trial over and over and over again… in another, men and women try to capture time—which appears as a nightingale—in a bell jar… in yet another, there is no time, only frozen moments.

All are visions that gently probe the essence of time, the adventure of creativity, the glory of possibility and the beauty of Einstein's Dreams.

Original title: Einstein's Dreams
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience FictionHard SciencePhysics
FictionGeneral Fiction
FictionFantasyLiterary Fantasy

This work is excerpted in the following works :
     Imaginary Numbers (1999) [Anthology]
      Authors: Lewis Carroll , Philip K. Dick , Wislawa Szymborska , William Gibson , Stanislaw Lem , Edwin A. Abbott , Rudy Rucker , Joe Haldeman , Fritz Leiber , J. G. Ballard , Connie Willis , Alan Lightman , Italo Calvino , Yevgeny Zamyatin , Jorge Luis Borges , Douglas R. Hofstadter , A.K. Dewdney , Martin Gardner , Hilbert Schenck , Tommaso Landolfi , Raymond Smullyan , Andrew Marvell , Siv Cedering , J.A. Lindon , Roald Hoffman , Abner Shimony , Piet Hein , Christian Bök

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Einstein's Dreams (1993)
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Language: English

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Einstein's Dreams (1994)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Warner Books
ISBN: 0446670111
Dimensions: x x
Pages: 179

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