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Wonderful story, wonderful storytelling...
In transcending the divisions between past, present, and future, Anderson endows the reader with a feel for the continuity and dynamism of humanity.
The last chapter is almost novella length and is probably the strongest part of the book -- but it also has a bit of a dull edge.
I've never heard of Poul Anderson, but purchased this based on a recommendation in a magazine. After the first chapter, I wasn't sure, but after the second or third chapter I was... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Iron Horse
The Boat of a Million years has powerful storytelling, well-developed characters and ingeniously well designed twists among the storyline. It is a read I truly enjoyed. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Herr Kommandant
I had read this book years back, loaned it to someone; they never returned it. So glad it is still available!Published 11 months ago by Debbie Rogers
Good idea - bad execution - too much historical filler - too many short stories with just a slender common thread - like another 1 star review - I gave up after 110 pages - and I... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Bluewater cruiser
I read lots of Poul Anderson back in the day but somehow missed this one till someone told me about it. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Michael Mccormick
"The Boat of a Million Years" is one of the best novels written by Poul Anderson (1926-2001).
It is constructed as a series of short stories telling about immortal people (or... Read more
The plot is quite interesting but only for the first 100 pages or so, then it becomes somewhat repetitive and the final part shows a twist that doesn't fit with the rest of the... Read morePublished on August 24, 2012 by Victor Chaves