The Crossroads of Time (Crosstime



❰Reading❯ ➷ The Crossroads of Time (Crosstime Author Andre Norton – E17streets4all.co.uk When Blake Walker foiled a murder attempt on one of his neighbors he somehow found himself drafted into a frantic chase for a dangerous criminal through the almost infinite levels of alternate EarthsI When Blake Walker foiled a murder attempt on one of his neighbors he somehow found himself drafted into a frantic chase for a dangerous criminal through the almost infinite levels of alternate EarthsIt was a chase that would The Crossroads Kindle - take him through level upon level of unknown dangers in search of a ruthless genius who had found our Earth the perfect place to begin his series of conquestsIf Walker succeeded, he would save Earth If he failed, his homeworld could be enslaved, and he could be trapped on an alien Earth.The Crossroads of Time (Crosstime

Alice Mary Norton always had an affinity to the humanities She started writing in her teens, inspired by a charismatic high school teacher First contacts with the publishing world led her, as many other contemporary female writers targeting The Crossroads Kindle - a male dominated market, to choose a literary pseudonym In she legally changed her name to Andre Alice She also used the names Andrew North and Allen Weston as pseudonymsAndre Norton published her first novel in , and was the first woman to receive the Gandalf Grand Master Award from the World Science Fiction Society in , and won the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America SFWA association in Norton was twice nominated for the Hugo Award, in for the novel Witch World and in for the novelette Wizard s World She was nominated three times for the World Fantasy Award for lifetime achievement, winning the award in Norton won a number of other genre awards, and regularly had works appear in the Locus annual best of year pollsOn February , , the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, which had earlier honored her with its Grand Master Award in , announced the creation of the Andre Norton Award, to be given each year for an outstanding work of fantasy or science fiction for the young adult literature market, beginning in Often called the Grande Dame of Science Fiction and Fantasy by biographers such as J M Cornwell and organizations such as Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Publishers Weekly, and Time, Andre Norton wrote novels for over years She had a profound influence on the entire genre, having over published titles read by at least four generations of science fiction and fantasy readers and writers Notable authors who cite her influence include Greg Bear, Lois McMaster Bujold, C J Cherryh, Cecilia Dart Thornton, Tanya Huff, Mercedes Lackey, Charles de Lint, Joan D Vinge, David Weber, K D Wentworth, and Catherine Asaro.

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  • Paperback
  • 190 pages
  • The Crossroads of Time (Crosstime
  • Andre Norton
  • English
  • 03 June 2017
  • 0441123112

10 thoughts on “The Crossroads of Time (Crosstime

  1. says:

    It turns out this book was published in 1956 when I was a 1 year old, but I don t think I have read it before However, most likely I did read its one sequel when I was a teenager.The cover blurbs led me to expect parallel world concepts, and the setting is indeed in a universe with parallel worlds But with the exception of one post atomic war America, there is very little exploration of alternate history The parallel Earths are vastly different and essentially just Andre Norton style alien pl It turns out this book was published in 1956 when I was a 1 year old, but I don t think I have read it before However, most likely I did read its one sequel when I was a teenager.The cover blurbs led me to expect parallel world concepts, and the setting is indeed in a universe with parallel worlds But with the exception of one post atomic war America, there is very little exploration of alternate history The parallel Earths are vastly different and essentially just Andre Norton style alien planets Blake Walker is the main character, and he haplessly stumbles upon a group of mysterious agents who operate throughout the multiverse, recruited for their psi powers, and resisting bad guys to the extent their non interference doctrine allows Of course, Blake himself has some latent psi powers, and he needs them to survive during his escape across a several worlds To be honest, I m not sure I really understood the moral distinction between the good guys and the bad guys here, except that the ones Blake happens upon are the good ones.The ending is clearly a set up for a series to come, perhaps akin to Andre Norton s Time Traders, but there is only the one sequel Quest Crosstime 1965

  2. says:

    150917 continuing my reading of woman authored pulp golden age sff this is another weird book at first it seems kind of a secret temporal agents hardboiled adventure rather too easily slipped into, then introduction of many worlds as real, then chasing temporal criminal but for most of the middle we are given exactly those other worlds, particularly where hitler won the battle of britain and all hell broke loose then the time cops show up again short book, easy read, fast, goofy 150917 continuing my reading of woman authored pulp golden age sff this is another weird book at first it seems kind of a secret temporal agents hardboiled adventure rather too easily slipped into, then introduction of many worlds as real, then chasing temporal criminal but for most of the middle we are given exactly those other worlds, particularly where hitler won the battle of britain and all hell broke loose then the time cops show up again short book, easy read, fast, goofy fun

  3. says:

    This is a quick moving, typical 1950 s Norton sci fi novel It features an interesting view on time travel, and some strong adventure scenes As usual, the protagonist is capable and quick witted, and the narrative moves along at a lightning pace Interestingly, Norton shows how progressive she was by having several members of the cast be non caucasian, putting her miles ahead of many of her contemporaries in terms of having a diverse cast, although there aren t many women characters.Good escapi This is a quick moving, typical 1950 s Norton sci fi novel It features an interesting view on time travel, and some strong adventure scenes As usual, the protagonist is capable and quick witted, and the narrative moves along at a lightning pace Interestingly, Norton shows how progressive she was by having several members of the cast be non caucasian, putting her miles ahead of many of her contemporaries in terms of having a diverse cast, although there aren t many women characters.Good escapist fun

  4. says:

    Four stars because this book basically invented the concept alternate realities Unfortunately, it reads as very straight forward young adult science fiction now.

  5. says:

    La verad no era lo que esperaba.La idea era buena, el concepto e viajar entre dimensiones es genial, nos brinda posibilidades ilimitadas pero siento que el autor no aprovecho eso y nos presenta una historia muy limitada, al menos a mi parecer.Otra cosa que no me gusto fue la narrativa, era a momentos aburrida y se tornaba muy pesado continuar leyendo, aunque no se si de eso tendr la culpa el autor o el traductor.

  6. says:

    Eh I picked up this book from a local second hand shop and chose to read it after being utterly floored by Native Son I was hoping it was gonna be fluffy and so it was It really lacked defining characters though and sometimes the story felt like a wild goose chase until the final fourty pages Alot of things weren t explained or much less cared to have logical reasoning Still, it was fun and I guess it was what I expected.

  7. says:

    Next on my Norton reread are the two Blake Walker time travel novels In this the first, Walker gets involved by accident with a team of agents from a parallel world tracing a renegade who plans to use advanced weapons from their world to establish an empire on a less developed one Great adventure story.

  8. says:

    Norton once again explores the parallel universe concept This one involves bad guys who go from one universe to another and act as criminals It is a young adult adventure story and her excellent imagination is on full display Highly recommended to fans of 50 s sci fi.

  9. says:

    This is an early time traveler book Because he can tell when there are troubles coming, he saves the life of a time agent and gets brought into his world He participates in helping bring the rogue traveler to justice and sees several levels of time Nice adventure story

  10. says:

    My first ever Andre Norton I know, I know, but it won t be my last is an interesting time dimensional travel romp with some psychic power tropes thrown in And a bit of a manhunt storyline.Blake Walker, student, has always known he was a little bit different from other people, in that his little premonitions of danger are always correct What he doesn t know is that he s a latent psychic, and that in the universe next door his ability would make him as common as he is unusual here Hell, h My first ever Andre Norton I know, I know, but it won t be my last is an interesting time dimensional travel romp with some psychic power tropes thrown in And a bit of a manhunt storyline.Blake Walker, student, has always known he was a little bit different from other people, in that his little premonitions of danger are always correct What he doesn t know is that he s a latent psychic, and that in the universe next door his ability would make him as common as he is unusual here Hell, he doesn t know there are universe s next door, until his unique ability lands him in a heap of trouble with some agents from that universe, who tell him not only that time travel is possible, but that it is also possible, within a time or level , to visit all the alternate versions of that time One where, say, Napoleon won at Waterloo, or one where the petroleum economy got started a few hundred years earlier, or where Abed was the one who had to go downstairs to pay the pizza man basically, the many worlds theory with which any science fiction or comic book reader is pretty familiar.The agents, several men about Blake s own age, are in pursuit of the worst kind of time traveler, one whose psychic abilities are developed to the highest possible degree, but who seems to be a stone cold psychotic megalomaniac, who is shopping for just the right world in which he can exploit his powers, knowledge and lack of scruples to become World Dictator Hey This could explain how Arslan got to be Arslan, am I right So this is all very well and good but since it s played straight i.e no Epicene Mary Margaret Wildeblood types here it would all be a bit ho hum for the modern reader, except for two things the chase and escape plot, and the protagonist O, Blake, you orphan with latent powers, you should be dull as ditchwater, but you re just the right combination of intrepid and resourceful without being a complete over the top can do Boy Scout, and I ve grown fond of you in that kid brother kind of way.The chase escape plot is nicely taut while still giving us a chance to explore some of the radically different worlds two words robot dragons in just enough detail Norton really let herself go nuts there, with enjoyable results.Ultimately, though, there isn t quite enough book here The novel dates from a period when a lot of science fiction fantasy authors, Norton included, were churning out stories at a fantastic rate The deadline pressure and the need to keep it short and sweet are both palpable throughout this quick little read With the luxury of conducting my reading life decades later than this period, I can t help but wonder what might have been if this had been the universe in which Norton got to take her time and spin this out into the epic it clearly wanted to be And I wonder if that universe might not also have been the one in which Jorge Luis Borges spun out whole novels instead of just his weird little gemlike short stories But I ll never know, at least until someone invents or discovers the Carrier and lets me visit and see for myself, right Until then, I must content myself with its sole sequel, Quest Crosstime, soon Fortunately, this was an omnibus edition of the pair of them Thank you, Baen Books

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