The Pillars of Eternity
|Author||Barrington J. Bayley|
|Cover artist||Wayne D. Barlowe|
|Media type||Print (Paperback)|
The Pillars of Eternity is the tenth novel by the science fiction author Barrington J. Bayley.
The protagonist is deformed space pilot Joachim Boaz, rescued from his homeworld by the Collonadist philosophers who replace his skeleton with a regenerating artificial endoskeleton and teach that all events are destined to repeat themselves throughout time. After suffering a major accident, kept alive by the endoskeleton, he has become confined to a spacesuit and seeks vengeance on the collonadists by attempting to alter the future, disproving their philosophy. His chance is granted when the Meirjain the Wanderer is rediscovered, a lost planet where gemstones capable of altering the flow of time can be found.
Literary significance and reception
- "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 2012-11-15.
- "Bayley, Barrington J." SF Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition. Retrieved 2012-11-15.