Cover of first edition (hardcover)
|Genre||Science fiction novel|
|August 31, 2011|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover & Paperback)|
Palimpsest is a 2009 science fiction novella by Charles Stross, exploring the conjunction of time travel and deep time. Originally published in Stross's 2009 collection Wireless, it won the 2010 Hugo Award for best novella.
Pierce is a police officer with the Stasis, a special institution dedicated to the preservation of the humanity by its agents who are able to travel through time. Every time the humanity dies, the Stasis reseeds Earth with a new generation of humans to develop a civilization. However, the Opposition, an organization that seems to struggle against the Stasis, has been created over time, and it seems that Pierce is somehow tied to it.
- 2010 Hugo Award Winners at TheHugoAwards.org, published September 5, 2010, retrieved May 29, 2011
- Charles Stross --PALIMPSEST update Archived 2011-07-22 at the Wayback Machine., at Subterranean Press, posted May 11, 2011, retrieved May 28, 2011
- "Last time I did this, I Lied", at Stross's official blog; "If you could re-write one sci-fi (or fantasy) classic, which one would you choose, and why?" "for what it's worth, I've already done it a couple of times, deliberately or accidentally. (I didn't re-read "The End of Eternity" before writing Palimpsest, for example)"; posted April 12, 2011; retrieved May 29, 2011
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