The Crucible of Time

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The Crucible of Time
The Crucible of Time - John Brunner 1983 cover.jpg
First edition
Author John Brunner
Cover artist Don Dixon
Language English
Series Time[1]
Genre Science fiction
Publisher Del Rey/Ballantine
Publication date
Sep 1983
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 288 pp
ISBN 0-345-31224-4
823' .914
LC Class PR6052.R8C78
Followed by The Tides of Time

The Crucible of Time is a fix-up science fiction novel by John Brunner. It was first published in 1983.

Serials[edit]

Parts 1 and 2 appeared in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine as "The Fire is Lit" (Sep 1982) and "Fusing and Refusing" (Jan 1983).

Plot[edit]

The novel deals with the efforts of an alien species to escape their homeworld, whose system is passing through a cloud of interstellar debris, resulting in a high rate of in-falling matter. The species' unique biology and their biological technology complicate matters.

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Time". Scifan.com. Retrieved 24 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "1984 Locus Poll Award". ISFDB Bibliographic database. Retrieved 21 September 2010. 

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