The Chronoliths (Google eBook)
Scott Warden is a man haunted by the past--and soon to be haunted by the future.
In early-twenty-first-century Thailand, Scott is an expatriate slacker. Then, one day, he inadvertently witnesses an impossible event: the violent appearance of a 200-foot stone pillar in the forested interior. Its arrival collapses trees for a quarter mile around its base, freezing ice out of the air and emitting a burst of ionizing radiation. It appears to be composed of an exotic form of matter. And the inscription chiseled into it commemorates a military victory--sixteen years in the future.
Shortly afterwards, another, larger pillar arrives in the center of Bangkok--obliterating the city and killing thousands. Over the next several years, human society is transformed by these mysterious arrivals from, seemingly, our own near future. Who is the warlord "Kuin" whose victories they note?
Scott wants only to rebuild his life. But some strange loop of causality keeps drawing him in, to the central mystery and a final battle with the future. The Chronoliths by Robert Charles Wilson is a 2002 Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel and the winner of the 2002 John W. Campbell Memorial Award.
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Review: The ChronolithsUser Review - Zzyzx - Goodreads
**Spoilers** Maybe I missed it. I just did....not.....get...it. The premise is that multiple Chronoliths (think: Washington Monument, but larger and with a mysterious statue on top) just appear out of ... Read full review
Review: The ChronolithsUser Review - Bernard - Goodreads
I loves SPIN. This is not up to it in terms of how it transports into a scifi universe. Still creative unusual scifi and coherent plot. Read full review