The Fall of Chronopolis

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The Fall of Chronopolis
First edition
AuthorBarrington J. Bayley
Cover artistKelly Freas
CountryUnited Kingdom
GenreScience fiction
PublisherDAW Books
Publication date
June 1974
Media typePrint (Hardcover, Paperback)

The Fall of Chronopolis (ISBN 0-87997-043-X) is the fifth novel by the science fiction author Barrington J. Bayley. It details the eternal conflict through time between the Chronostatic Empire and its enemy, the Hegemony.

Literary significance and reception[edit]

Rhys Hughes, in his survey of Bayley's output, described the novel as "possibly the ultimate time-travel story," noting that, unlike Collision Course, Bayley stuck to his main theme throughout.[1]

John Clute, in the SF Encyclopedia, reviewed The Fall of Chronopolis as Bayley's most successful use of the theme of time travel.[2]

David Pringle's review described the book as "enjoyable" and made note of the philosophy behind Bayley's intricate time paradox.


  1. ^ "Annihilation Factotum: The work of Barrington J. Bayley". The Council for the Literature of the Fantastic. Archived from the original on 2012-10-04. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
  2. ^ "Bayley, Barrington J." SF Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition. Retrieved 2012-10-27.