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For eons, Earth has been under observation by the Firstborn, beings almost as old as the universe itself. The Firstborn are unknown to humankind - until they act. In an instant, Earth is carved up and reassembled like a huge jigsaw puzzle. Suddenly the planet and every living thing on it no longer exist in a single timeline. Instead, the world becomes a patchwork of eras, from prehistory to 2037, each with its own indigenous inhabitants.

Scattered across the planet are floating silver orbs impervious to all weapons and impossible to communicate with. Are these technologically advanced devices responsible for creating and sustaining the rifts in time? Are they cameras through which inscrutable alien eyes are watching? Or are they something stranger and more terrifying still?

The answer may lie in the ancient city of Babylon, where two groups of refugees from 2037 - three cosmonauts returning to Earth from the International Space Station, and three United Nations peacekeepers on a mission in Afghanistan - have detected radio signals: the only such signals on the planet, apart from their own. The peacekeepers find allies in nineteenth-century British troops and in the armies of Alexander the Great. The astronauts, crash-landed in the steppes of Asia, join forces with the Mongol horde led by Genghis Khan. The two sides set out for Babylon, each determined to win the race for knowledge...and the power that lies within.

Yet the real power is beyond human control, perhaps even human understanding. As two great armies face off before the gates of Babylon, it watches, waiting.

©2005 Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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"An exciting tale full of high-tech physics, military tactics and larger-than-life characters in the first of two novels related to the bestselling senior author's Space Odyssey series." ( Publishers Weekly)

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Super spannende Trilogie

Ich kannte bisher wenig von Arthur C. Clarke, aber diese Trilogie hat's mir echt angetan.Der erste Teil ist unglaublich detailreich erzählt und man hat wirklich den Eindruck zusammen mit den 3 modernen Menschen auf "Mir" gestrandet zu sein und die Abenteuer mitzuerlebenUnd der 2. Teil ist perfekte klassische Science Fiction die aber nahtlos an der ersten anschließt.Zum 3. Teil kann ich nooooch nichts sagen...Zu allen 3 Teilen kann man sagen: Sie sind sehr sehr gut gelesen.Insgeamt also: SEHR empfehlenswert!Kurzer Tipp: Lohnenswert sind auch die Kurzgeschichten von Arthur C. Clarke, die es ebenfalls bei Audible gibt.

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