Excerpt from The End of Eternity

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, read the rules at A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along!

I am currently embroiled in Isaac Asimov’s The End of Eternity. Do I have to say it’s science fiction? This is a time travel tale that will challenge many of your ideas of time travel and paradoxes.

“If some lives were shortened, more were lengthened and made happier. A great work of literature, a monument of Man’s intellect and feeling, was never written in the new Reality, but several copies were preserved in Eternity’s libraries, were they not? And new creative works had come into existence, had they not?”

Isaac Asimov, The End of Eternity



Ackk! Amazon’s description included a spoiler! Now I’m ticked off!

Here is the portion of Amazon’s description which is not a spoiler. Don’t read the rest of Amazon’s description before reading the book!

Andrew Harlan is an Eternal, a member of the elite of the future. One of the few who live in Eternity, a location outside of place and time, Harlan’s job is to create carefully controlled and enacted Reality Changes. These Changes are small, exactingly calculated shifts in the course of history, made for the benefit of humankind. Though each Change has been made for the greater good, there are also always costs.



  1. Ohh. I’m so curious! I haven’t heard of that book yet.

  2. That’s deep. I like it!

    Thanks for having dropped by my blog!

  3. I’m not a sci-fi fan so I probably wouldn’t go for this. However, I agree – so annoying when reviews/blurbs give away spoilers.

  4. What an intriguing teaser, I would want to keep reading for sure! Great post 🙂

  5. Literary Feline says

    I hate it when book synopses give away too much. Thank you for sparing us. 🙂 This does sound like it would be an interesting read. I don’t often read books with time travel themes, but I do enjoy them when I do.

  6. I too like time travel stories I haven’t read this one, though I’ve read others he wrote.

  7. I have read a lot of his works but not that one. Sounds like a really interesting story line.

  8. Interesting teaser but I don’t this one is for me. Hope you are enjoying it. Happy Reading. Here is mine

  9. I hate when the synopsis includes spoilers! Thanks for the warning. Hope you can enjoy the book anyway.

  10. I thought I’d read all of Asimov’s science fiction but I don’t think I’ve read this one. I’m teasing Ever After by Jude Deveraux on my adult blog this week. It’s a romance with ghosts. Happy reading!

  11. Hard to go wrong with Asimov!

    Mine this week is from The Assassin in the Marais (Victor Legris #4) at http://wp.me/pZnGI-nB

  12. Sounds intriguing! I haven’t read that one yet.

    Here’s my TT: http://justasecondblog.blogspot.com/2015/06/teaser-tuesdays-june-16-2015.html

  13. I love time travel stories and I wonder what would happen if I met myself. LOL
    sherry @ fundinmental My TT

  14. I love time travel stories, especially ones that deal with paradoxes and changes to history. This sounds really interesting!

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