By Robert Charles Wilson
Tom iciness inspiration the secluded cottage within the Pacific Northwest stands out as the ideal refuge—a position to nurse the injuries of misplaced love and happiness. yet Tom quickly discovers that his shelter is the portal of a tunnel via time. At one finish is the current. on the different end—New York urban, 1963.
His trip again to the early Sixties turns out to provide him the opportunity to begin over in a less complicated, more secure international. yet he unearths that the tunnel holds a probability a ways more than something he left in the back of: a human killing computer escaped from a bleak and brutal destiny, who will do something to guard the key passage that he suggestion used to be his by myself. to maintain his worlds, previous and current, Tom iciness needs to face the terrors of an unknown global to come.
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He had memorised the traceries of the quantum alarms, and the lumin sensors simply disdained to read his falsehood. He gripped the blade in his left hand. The light in the outer portico seemed opaque, as if stained brown by smoke. He padded forwards across black tiles that had been worn dull by centuries of visitors. Pure meltwater dripped into a stone basin beside the inner doors. Above the doorframe, in bas relief, the architrave showed the tribulations of the first pilgrims to visit Leng. The inner doors were heavy and older than the Palace, framed panels of ancient mountain oak, half a metre thick, worn and handmade, none of the angles quite true.
The blade was laced in catastrophically lethal nematode venom distilled and refined from qash resin. Enough to slay a demigod? He believed so. Enough to finish a blood game, certainly. THERE WERE NO locks. He had memorised the traceries of the quantum alarms, and the lumin sensors simply disdained to read his falsehood. He gripped the blade in his left hand. The light in the outer portico seemed opaque, as if stained brown by smoke. He padded forwards across black tiles that had been worn dull by centuries of visitors.
Servitors brought them refreshments. The fashion in Hy Brasil seemed to be for mannequins finished in varnished dark wood with brass articulation. They looked like naked nursery dolls: dolls with porcelain faces and hands rendered to seem utterly lifelike, yet whose bodies, beneath their clothes, were crude wood with no effort of realism at all. The servitors whirred around the stateroom, offering infusions of mint and green tea. The stateroom, high in a tower in the Sao Paol division of the Planalto, overlooked the vast and luminous landscape of the Winter Fields.
A Bridge of Years by Robert Charles Wilson