|Walking to Babylon (1998) [Novel]|
by Kate Orman
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Series: Adventures of Bernice Summerfield, the
(From the publisher):
When Bernice Summerfield visits the People - an incredibly advanced civilisation living in a Dyson sphere - she discovers that even in utopia they still have their problems.
An illiegal time-travel experiment threatens a war that could destroy them all. Rather than risk it, the People and their ultra-powerful computer, God, are prepared to eradicate the source of the problem - the ancient city of Babylon. But such action would involve the death of a quarter of a million human beings, and do incalculable damage to Earth's history.
Babylon - and the human race - have one hope, Benny returns to the cradle of civilisation to try and stop the interference. She has just one week to prevent a catastrophe that could mean she will never be born. Her only assistance comes from a Victorian linquist who has stumbled across the experiment himself. But he's no help at all - even thought he has a power neither of them suspects.
Original title: Walking to Babylon
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ World Versions→ Time Travel
Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Shared Worlds