- Series: ISBN: 0441810039 / 9780441810031
- Mass Market Paperback: 303 pages
- Publisher: Ace (January 1, 1983)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0441810039
- ISBN-13: 978-0441810031
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,690,441 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Time And Again Mass Market Paperback – May 5, 1955
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As the book begins, twenty years have passed and, against all odds, Asher Sutton has returned. The mystery only deepens when it is discovered that Asher's ship was damaged many years ago in a crash that left it completely disabled and ought to have killed its sole passenger. The conclusion becomes inescapable; Asher Sutton died but now he's back. As the story develops, we discover Asher is not alone and it's not clear that he's even entirely human. But most importantly, Asher returns bearing an idea that will shake Mankind's beliefs to their foundations.
In Time and Again, Mankind is spread thin across the stars and to help hold the frontier he has created biological androids. Created in the lab by chemical means, androids are sterile and cannot reproduce but in all other respects are as human as their creators. None the less, androids are treated as property and bear a mark on their foreheads to distinguish them from "true" humans.
Androids dream of one day being acknowledged and treated as the equals of the "humans" and Asher's idea is the key for which they have been searching.Read more ›
On the surface, Time and Again is a thrilling story of time travel. Sutton is carrying a book which he has not yet actually written - a summary of his philosphies that, in a not too distant future, will result in the achievement of the dreams of the Android Equality League, their right to be recognized as sentient beings and a release from their treatment as mere property. But, before the book can even be actually written, Sutton must survive assassination attempts by revisionists - humans from the future who are using time travel as the means to prevent its publication.Read more ›
of religion and about the cost one can pay for the knowing
the truth. The book deals with the personal sacrifice,
loneliness and betrayal that important historical
figures, past, present and future, often endure. Asher Sutton is
the ultimate imperfect, reluctant hero.
Those of you who love Heinlein will undoubtedly enjoy
this book - I couldn't recommend it any more thoroughly.
I read City (Simak's most acclaimed book) and thought
that "Time and Again" was easily a superior work
This is a book to read and think about beyond its riveting plot and subplots. The principal questions raised by the book are "Who has the right to be human?" and "What is humanity?"
Simak's story is still fresh and relevant after all this time and I would love to see it reissued so that I can buy another copy and read it again.
And somewhere in there, he slyly comments on racial issues in America in the 1950s, to great effect.
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A well crafted story that follows the main character through thousands of years. An interesting and unusual story with well crafted and likable characters.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is one of Simak's great novels (the other is Time is the Simplest Thing.) If you like science fiction, you owe it to yourself to buy this. Read morePublished 16 months ago by James Kenney
Predating Philip K. Dick's "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" (1968) by eighteen years and Robert Silverberg's "The Glass Tower" (1970) by twenty, Simak touches... Read morePublished on April 17, 2014 by ectoflanger
Clifford D. Simak (1904-1988) wrote a masterpiece, "City" (1952) rewarded with International Fantasy Award, two remarkable sci-fi novels "Way Station" (1963) Hugo... Read morePublished on December 29, 2013 by Maximiliano F Yofre
Clifford D. Simak (1904-1988) wrote a masterpiece, "City" (1952) rewarded with International Fantasy Award, two remarkable sci-fi novels "Way Station" (1963) Hugo Award winner and... Read morePublished on October 18, 2013 by Maximiliano F Yofre
I READ THIS BOOK WHEN I WAS KID 59 YEARS AGO. BUT THEIR WAS A PROBLEM WITHE BOOK, IT HAD THREE TORN PAGES. SO I HAD TO PURCHAST ANOTHER BOOK.Published on July 28, 2013 by Mark W. Rowley
"I have no morbid fear of death, nor any sentimental wish to gain the brief immortality that a thought accorded me after I am dead may give me, for the thought itself will be a... Read morePublished on January 25, 2012 by Paul F. Brooks
SF is the fiction of ideas, and Time and Again is no exception. At the approach of the 8th millenium mankind has mastered most of the galaxy, a prominent exception being the... Read morePublished on June 26, 2011 by L. King