2017-04-05 19:27:47 UTC
_A World Out Of Time_ by Larry Niven
A singular book, no prequel or sequel that I know of, published in 1976. This is a hard SF book with somewhat feasible way future
technology. I read the trade paperback version with the nice paper and nice fonts.
A corpsicle from the late 1900s is revived by the State and used to imprint the mind of a brain-wiped criminal in 2190. The
corpsicle is then used as a pilot for a exploration starship with ten autonomic seed pods for appropriate earth-like planets. The
corpsicle instead heads for a sightseeing tour of the galactic core and returns to Earth three million years later as a very old man.
Things are very different now as the Earth rotates around Jupiter, the sun is a large red dwarf, and there are very few inhabitants.
This book may have been the inspiration for the _We Are Legion_ book by Dennis Taylor, but I do not know.
My rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars
Amazon rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (148 reviews)