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!Download ♹ Quest For The Future ☾ Worlds of differing probabilities and the constant search for immortality are the twin themes of this mind toppling story Expanding the enigmas of time, van Vogt carries the reader to the furthermost edges of past and future and outwards to a place where time loses all meaning Fun light novel to read before bed Lots of time travel to the point that it can be hard to follow, but I think I pieced it together at the end. This is the most chauvinistic piece of crap story Especially the ending Yeah I get that the concept is cool But come on Did not age well at all. This is perhaps the most intricately plotted time travel story I have ever read, but that intricacy comes at a cost Its complexity makes it hard to follow by the end, and and a couple of the devices to advance the plot are pretty obviously deus ex machina Van Vogt designed the lead character to be not very likable which is essential to the plot , but he does not change enough over the course of the book that I ever came to be sympathetic towards him Finally, there are loose ends An atomic b This is perhaps the most intricately plotted time travel story I have ever read, but that intricacy comes at a cost Its complexity makes it hard to follow by the end, and and a couple of the devices to advance the plot are pretty obviously deus ex machina Van Vogt designed the lead character to be not very likable which is essential to the plot , but he does not change enough over the course of the book that I ever came to be sympathetic towards him Finally, there are loose ends An atomic bomb threat is mentioned, but the bomb is apparently forgotten after it was put in place And it is never explained how a man who was feeling virtually powerless for most of the book was able to accomplish one of the greatest feats of all time This book was quite a surprise package I thought that it would be a simple tale of travel between the stars, but it ends up as a story about a man who attempts to cross the themes of the multiverse There is so much in the book that it is quite a feat to unpack it The core idea revolves around a central clearing house from which the strands of time emanate Within this, travellers can move across timescapes to see how any one particular timeline plays out If it doesn t have a satisfactory end This book was quite a surprise package I thought that it would be a simple tale of travel between the stars, but it ends up as a story about a man who attempts to cross the themes of the multiverse There is so much in the book that it is quite a feat to unpack it The core idea revolves around a central clearing house from which the strands of time emanate Within this, travellers can move across timescapes to see how any one particular timeline plays out If it doesn t have a satisfactory ending, the travellers can replicate themselves, go back to the clearing house, and start again The whole idea is based upon the notion that there is no single timeline, but numerous timelines of multiple possibilities This notion sits quite well with contemporary futurist thinking.Into this framework falls the hero of the story He first becomes aware of this possibility when hiring films for a science class It sounds a bit dated, but the book was published in 1971, slightly before the onset of the videotape Anyway, some of the tapes have been swapped around so that he receives a batch of films from the future Those around him treat it as a novelty He decided to follow the scent.It is while he was following this trail that he stumbles upon the clearing house One of the interesting properties of the clearing house is that it allows time to flow backwards, thus rejuvenating him We later learn that, in the clearing house, time runs in a loop between 1977 AD and 9812 AD It is the backstroke of the loop that allows travel back in time This is a really clever plot device.Within the clearing house, there are factions and divisions This provides the dramatic tension within the book I wasn t much taken by that because I wanted to focus on the underlying ideas of an explorer travelling across a vast timescape This, combined with the possibility of being able to produce a duplicate person, gave me a lot to think about.On the whole, I rather enjoyed the book I have in idea if it is still in print I bought mine second hand in a charity shop If you ever see a copy, buy it It s well written, well paced, and absolutely jam packed with ideas about science that have only started to be explored Dated style, but still fun. Rattled through multiple twists and plot explorations Highly entertaining. Interesting time travel novel It was first published in 1970 but I had the nagging feeling that I had read parts of this story before And I was right, for Van Vogt stitched some old stories together to create this novel It really hasof a 1950 s felling to it than 1970 Interesting anachronisms such as mechanical postal delivery systems for transporting films in the late 21st century No thought whatsoever of digital media, no computers The story I remember is that of the first space vo Interesting time travel novel It was first published in 1970 but I had the nagging feeling that I had read parts of this story before And I was right, for Van Vogt stitched some old stories together to create this novel It really hasof a 1950 s felling to it than 1970 Interesting anachronisms such as mechanical postal delivery systems for transporting films in the late 21st century No thought whatsoever of digital media, no computers The story I remember is that of the first space voyage to Alpha Centauri using suspended animation and then arriving five hundred years later to an established human colony And the psychological consequences to the voyagers Can you say culture shock But this novel takes an entirely different twist to that earlier story Another gem from the golden age.I first read the short story that started this novel going The short story, about a man on a trip to Alpha Centauri who wakes up centuries later to find it already colonized, captivated me Van Vogt added a lotmaterial and turned it into a novel about a man trying to track down a woman through time after discovering a film showing future tech in operation About every type of time travel back and forth are shown, until a time traveling organization is uncov Another gem from the golden age.I first read the short story that started this novel going The short story, about a man on a trip to Alpha Centauri who wakes up centuries later to find it already colonized, captivated me Van Vogt added a lotmaterial and turned it into a novel about a man trying to track down a woman through time after discovering a film showing future tech in operation About every type of time travel back and forth are shown, until a time traveling organization is uncovered Like most works of this time period the style is somewhat difficult for modern readers, but the idea is wonderful and the story great, which is all I can ask Well, no doubt only Van Vogt would think of doing this ie, tying a bunch of his seemingly unrelated stories together to concoct a novel , and only A E would be able to pull it off As mind boggling as any of his other stuffand I suppose at the end it all hung together the same way he usually gets me feeling toward the finish The first time I read this I was a kid it was one of the first things I ever ordered up from the Science Fiction Book Club and I don t suppose I understand it a Well, no doubt only Van Vogt would think of doing this ie, tying a bunch of his seemingly unrelated stories together to concoct a novel , and only A E would be able to pull it off As mind boggling as any of his other stuffand I suppose at the end it all hung together the same way he usually gets me feeling toward the finish The first time I read this I was a kid it was one of the first things I ever ordered up from the Science Fiction Book Club and I don t suppose I understand it all now much better than I did then