Time's Eye

by Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Baxter

Series: A Time Odyssey (No. 1)

“Wonderfully entertaining . . . a story that engrosses you with its dramatized ideas about the nature of existence . . . You won’t set the book down either to eat or sleep or work if you can help it.”—Chicago Tribune 

In an instant, Earth is carved up in time and reassembled like a huge jigsaw puzzle. Suddenly the world becomes a patchwork of eras, from prehistory to 2037, each with its own indigenous inhabitants. The explanation for this cataclysmic event may lie in the ancient city of Babylon, where two groups of refugees from 2037—three cosmonauts and three U.N. peacekeepers—have detected strange radio signals. The peacekeepers find allies in nineteenthcentury British troops and in the armies of Alexander the Great. The cosmonauts join forces with the Mongol horde led by Genghis Khan. Both sides set out for Babylon, vowing to win the race for knowledge—as a powerful and mysterious entity watches, waiting.

Praise for Time’s Eye

“A rousing adventure.”The New York Times Book Review

“By the end, when two of history’s most ambitious conquerors meet, we are so thoroughly invested in the characters, we can’t wait for the sequel.”Entertainment Weekly (Editor’s Choice)

“A fast and engaging read.”Rocky Mountain News

  • Random House Publishing Group; December 2003
  • ISBN: 9780345452498
  • Read online, or download in secure ePub format
  • Title: Time's Eye
  • Series: A Time Odyssey (No. 1)
  • Author: Arthur C. Clarke; Stephen Baxter
  • Imprint: Del Rey

In The Press

“Wonderfully entertaining . . . a story that engrosses you with its dramatized ideas about the nature of existence . . . You won’t set the book down either to eat or sleep or work if you can help it.”Chicago Tribune  

“A rousing adventure.”The New York Times Book Review

“By the end, when two of history’s most ambitious conquerors meet, we are so thoroughly invested in the characters, we can’t wait for the sequel.”Entertainment Weekly (Editor’s Choice) 

“A fast and engaging read.”Rocky Mountain News


About The Author

Arthur C. Clarke is considered the greatest science fiction writer of all time and is an international treasure in many other ways, including the fact that an article by him in 1945 led to the invention of satellite technology. Books by Clarke–both fiction and nonfiction–have sold more than one hundred million copies in print worldwide. He lives in Sri Lanka.

Stephen Baxter is a trained engineer with degrees from Cambridge and Southampton Universities. Baxter is the acclaimed author of the Manifold novels and Evolution. He is the winner of the British Science Fiction Award, the Locus Award, the John W. Campbell Award, and the Philip K. Dick Award, as well as being a nominee for an Arthur C. Clarke Award.