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Book Information: Chronoliths, the

Chronoliths, the (2001) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Scott Warden is a man haunted by the past-and soon to be haunted by the future.

In early twenty-first-century Thailand, Scott is an expatriate slacker. Then, one day, he inadvertently witnesses an impossible event: the violent appearance of a 200-foot stone pillar in the forested interior. Its arrival collapses trees for a quarter mile around the base, freezing ice out of the air and emitting a burst of ionizing radiation. It appears to be composed of an exotic form of matter. And the inscription chiseled into it commemorates a military victory...sixteen years in the future.

Shortly afterwards, another, larger pillar arrives in the center of Bangkok-obliterating the city and killing thousands. Over the next several years, human society is transformed by these mysterious arrivals from, seemingly, our own near future. Who is the warlord "Kuin" whose victories they note?

Scott wants only to rebuild his life. But some strange loop of causality keeps drawing him in, to the central mystery and a final battle with the future.

Original title: The Chronoliths
Original languages: English

Quotes: 1 (show them)

Genre: FictionScience FictionWorld VersionsTime Travel

Edition #1: Chronoliths, the

Chronoliths, the (2001)
Awards: New York Times Notable Book of the Year (2001)
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Language: English

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Chronoliths, the (2001)


ISBN: 0812545249

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