The Eternal Enemy

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Simon and Schuster, 1993 - Juvenile Fiction - 180 pages
12 Reviews
A VCR that could tape tommorrow's news. Rela has just bought herself a new VCR. She sets the machine to tape a movie she plans to show at a party she is throwing. But instead of the movie she gets the news -- tomorrow's news. Soon Rela is regularly recording next week's news, even what is to happen in the far future. It's fun, at first, until she sees herself on the news. And learns that there is no future for her. But can she change destiny? Can Rela survive what is meant to be?

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User Review  - Kevin - Goodreads

Standard YA horror plays Trojan horse to a creditable scifi plot. You wouldn't think that, given that the capsule summary promises a tale about a girl whose VCR holds the secrets of the future, OOO-ooo-OOO-oo [ghost noises]. Too bad the writing is so pedestrian. Read full review

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User Review  - Amanda - Goodreads

3 1/2 stars.... This story is very unusual but in a good way. It begins as a typical YA story but then takes a very different turn. I wouldn't really consider this a young adult story. There are ... Read full review

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About the author (1993)

Christopher Pike was born in Brooklyn, New York, but grew up in Los Angeles, where he lives to this day. Prior to becoming a writer, he worked in a factory, painted houses, and programmed computers. His hobbies include astronomy, meditating, running, playing with his nieces and nephews, and making sure his books are prominently displayed in local bookstores. He is the author of Last Act, Spellbound, Gimme a Kiss, Remember Me, Scavenger Hunt, Final Friends 1, 2, and 3, Fall into Darkness, See You Later, Witch, Die Softly, Bury Me Deep, Whisper of Death, Chain Letter 2: The Ancient Evil, Master of Murder, Monster, Road to Nowhere, The Eternal Enemy, The Immortal, The Wicked Heart, The Midnight Club, The Last Vampire, The Last Vampire 2: Black Blood, The Last Vampire 3: Red Dice, Remember Me 2: The Return, Remember Me 3: The Last Story, The Lost Mind, The Visitor, The Last Vampire 4: Phantom, The Last Vampire 5: Evil Thirst, The Last Vampire 6: Creatures of Forever, The Starlight Crystal, Execution of Innocence, Tales of Terror #1, The Star Group, The Hollow Skull, and Tales of Terror #2 --- all available from Archway Paperbacks. Slumber Party, Weekend, Chain Letter, and Sati -- an adult novel about a very unusual lady -- are also by Mr. Pike.

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