With Eternity destroyed and Earth out of the time travel business, humanity turned its efforts towards interstellar space travel and successfully spread through the galaxy. R. Daneel Olivaw‘s 20,000 year social engineering project for humanity is culminating with the formation of a vast group mind, Galaxia, but that galaxy-wide human civilization now must have its strengths and weaknesses measured by confrontation with an alien culture. The story of that confrontation is told in The Start of Eternity, a sequel to Isaac Asimov’s time travel novel, The End of Eternity. The Start of Eternity also provides a conclusion to Asimov’s Foundation Series of novels.
Telepathy vs. Nanobots
Nobody but a foolish human would ever try to make a positronic robot…
…however, R. Gohrlay’s positronic brain held the secret of telepathy and the power to liberate humanity from the alien Huaoshy. At best, telepathy allowed for a stand-off. Gohrlay’s small team of positronic robots struggled to outmaneuver the Huaoshy who held a technological advantage in space travel and nanite technology. Could Galaxia be formed in time to safeguard humanity or was that only a robot dream and humanity’s nightmare? But even if Eternity was no more, didn’t Gohrlayhave all the time she could possibly use?
The Start of Eternity tells the story of a small team of robots with positronic brains who discover a startling feature of physical reality that makes possible both time travel and telepathy. Can the robots use their discovery for the benefit of humanity or will their well-intentioned efforts backfire?
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