A world out of time

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Ballantine Books, Jun 12, 1977 - Fiction - 246 pages
26 Reviews
Jaybee Corbell awoke after more than 200 years as a corpsicle -- in someone else's body, and under sentence of instant annihilation if he made a wrong move while they were training him for a one-way mission to the stars.But Corbell picked his time and made his own move. Once he was outbound, where the Society that ruled Earth could not reach him, he headed his starship toward the galactic core, where the unimaginable energies of the Universe wrenched the fabric of time and space and promised final escape from his captors.Then he returned to an Earth eons older than the one he'd left...a planet that had had 3,000,000 years to develop perils he had never dreamed of -- perils that became nightmares that he had to escape...somehow!

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Review: A World Out of Time (The State #1)

User Review  - Ashley Russell - Goodreads

The beginning is fantastic, and it's no surprise it started life as a short story. It started to lose my interest after that which was a real disappointment. Still, it's worth a read for sci-fi & Niven fans if only for the opening. Read full review

Review: A World Out of Time (The State #1)

User Review  - Brad - Goodreads

Okay boys and girls, are you ready for the ultimate water-controlling state? No? Well tough, because other boys and girls have become immortal and have misplaced the Earth next to Jupiter and you're a ... Read full review

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Section 2
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Section 3
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Larry Niven received his B.A. in mathematics in 1962. During his first year of writing, all he received were rejection slips, but his first novel, World of Ptavvs (1966), was a success and launched his career. Niven has won five Hugos and one Nebula award, testimony that his colleagues in the science fiction world respect his work. Perhaps Niven's most well-known creation is Ringworld, a distant planet that may be taken as a metaphor for Earth, as it was once great but has since fallen into decay.

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