I read this book in Jr. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. But, even that contributes to the larger than life persona that I love about the Orion books. May 28, Tori rated it really liked it. Bova was the science advisor for the failed television series The Starlost, leaving in disgust after the airing of the first episode. Ryan soon realizes that the dark figure i If you are a fan of science fiction that explains mythology, there are few books better than this.

This had an interesting premise but it ultimately didn’t really work well for me. Don’t generally like Sci-Fi but this was pretty gripping. I think that I had read this previously. Pretty sure they are human but not homo sapien sapiens such as us. The characters weren’t particularly well done. The plot was like the SF-nothing really original or interesting.

The outcome bbova be guessed by chapter 2. The idea is so neat, that this easily could have been one of my all time favourites. Refresh and try again. The opening line is something like “I am not superhuman”. Its’ really good SF; higholy recommmended. The Trikon Deception is co-authored with Bill Pogue.

The To Save the Sun series is co-authored by A. Since then, he has written well over books.

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These jumps are more or less out of his control. Orion travels backwards and tries to stop Ahriman. I will not be reading others orionn the series.

As it spends most of its time stating facts and then denying that those facts are true until you almost seem to forget what was the plot of the book in the first place. I read it because my boss had suggested it to me. I wonder if the plot was actually several short stories rewritten as a novel.


He is an environmentalist, but rejects Luddism. The story never really goes anywhere I did not like the premise much, the huge jumps in time did not feel right and overall not much point to the book.

Interesting book, but I definitely do not prion with his views on theology and the origin of things. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The story itself is pretty good, but the concepts are what really sold me.

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The fact that they travel in different directions is a great idea — the first time Orion meets Ahriman a bit into our futureAhriman already knows Orion and has met him several times before and vice versa. Nov 16, Jeff Stockett rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Bova is an avid fencer and organized Avco Everett’s fencing club. We will send you one e-mail a month notifying you of any hot new books announced or coming out, as well as any new additions to the site.

The cyclic nature of Orions travels and his musings over his own existence become rather repetitive after a while and the origin of Ahriman was far to easy to orioj.

Following that run, he went on to work as the editor for Omni magazine for four years. I’m also not fond of historical fiction, but hova tale of time travel into Earth’s distant past was far less of ebn history lesson than an exploration of practical applications in historical settings. During his travels Orion not only get different chances at stopping and ultimately killing Ahriman, he also gets some insights into his own existence and the history of mankind.


It has commentary about how human beings are bloodthirsty and violent, and that is our natural state. At the beginning, I thought the setup was interesting, but Bova never hen did anything intere Ugh. Published December 15th by Tor Science Fiction first published Here is a story in today’s Punjabi Tribune: Feb 14, Regan Ware rated it it was amazing.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Inhe took over for John W. And one book of that was enough for me. Orion is amazing, he is very human, yet he is also more. Oct 20, Joe rated it liked it.

The plot was like the SF-nothing really original or interesting. Open Preview See a Problem? This book is why all my friends consider me an expert in Zoroastrianism.

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It’s not, but I’ll get back to that. I now plan to read the whole series. His novel The Starcrossed was loosely based on his experiences and featured a thinly veiled characterization of his friend and colleague Harlan Ellison. Or that I may have read this in the future.

Bova went beb to school in the s, earning an M.

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