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From H. Beam Piper, the creator of the Terrohuman Future History and the bestselling Fuzzy novels, come the parallel worlds of Paratime—collected for the first time in one volume.Infinite worlds allowed for infinite evil—unless the doorway to those worlds was most carefully guarded. The Paratime Police are an elite force of men and women charged with defending a million unFrom H. Beam Piper, the creator of the Terrohuman Future History and the bestselling Fuzzy novels, come the parallel worlds of Paratime—collected for the first time in one volume.Infinite worlds allowed for infinite evil—unless the doorway to those worlds was most carefully guarded. The Paratime Police are an elite force of men and women charged with defending a million unsuspecting Earths from their more developed—and more ruthless—neighbors in parallel continua. From the original Paratime, which introduced the unceasing struggles of the time-traveling heroes, to Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen, the last Paratime story of a state trooper’s conquest of an alternate Earth...The Complete Paratime is a grand science fiction experience....

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ISBN : 9780441008018
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Number of Pages : 424 Pages
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The Complete Paratime Reviews

  • Станислав Атанасов
    2019-04-09 21:12

    Интересна книжка, поставяща интересен поглед върху паралелната реалност ... увлекателна ... и забавна.

  • Harvey
    2019-04-11 18:10

    OK, some of the short stories are a little dated but they give the context to Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen, surely one of the most splendid science fiction novels ever written.

  • DevonStart
    2019-04-03 19:23

    well ok when i read these it was in three differnt books. lord kalvin of otherwhen, little fuzzy and Paratime.each a different type of sci fi.Paratime is a set of stories involving Verkan Val a paratime police officer. it seems on the main "prime" time line human science is extremely advanced and they have developed the ability to travel in time. However they can not travel forward and backward, but parallel travel across different time lines is possible.so in some cases the world developed similar to the prime timeline however they have not discovered the secret of paratime travel. in other cases the world is undeveloped and there is no humans at all.it is the job of verkan val and his paratime police to make sure these time lines are not exploited.in lord Kalvin a state trooper from 1960s pennsylvania is hunting a fugitive when he is accidentally kidnapped by a time car run by a paratime cop. kalvin shoots the cop and rolls out of the car into another world, well another time line anyway. he is still in pennsylvania, and its still 1960, but the people are different. thier tech level is that of the 1650s. there is a series of religions set up all fighting a war against the people that adopt kalvin. he, knowing the secret of gunpowder, breaks the gunpowder monopoly of styphon house, the main enemy. this has a sequel called the great kings war, however the copy my father had was lost before i could read it and i have never seen a copy anywhere else.little fuzzy i read a long long time ago, and only once. i dont recall liking it much, at least not as much as lord kalvin

  • Bob H
    2019-04-22 16:18

    I first met H. Beam Piper in the pages of Analog, the science-fiction magazine, in the mid-'60's. The 3 installments of the Pennsylvania State Trooper series are in this volume and their merit as storytelling is obvious.This volume re-unites those three stories about Corporal Calvin Morrison, later Lord Kalvan, who but for the sideways time travel aspect is pretty much in a late medieval story, albeit in the Susquehanna River country of Pennsylvania -- at, least, in this new time-line.Other (non-Kalvan) stories in this volume are an undiscovered joy, notably the first, "He Walked Around the Horses," which is one of the best SF short stories of this genre I've seen -- indeed, worthy of an Ursula LeGuin in its plotting and concept.And it is an original concept: _lateral_ time travel, in which multiple histories exist on parallel timelines. So it can be that someone from modern Pennsylvania -- Cpl. Morrison of the Pennsylvania State Police -- winds up in a timeline in which the Aryan peoples migrated east across Asia and the Pacific rather than west into Europe, and now are a civilization roughly equal to Europe ca. the Thirty Years' War. The Pennsylvania scenery may be the same for Calvin Morrison, but the kingdoms may not be -- especially as the dominant religion has monopolized the formula for gunpowder. Monitoring all these timelines is a more-advanced civilization on a more-advanced timeline, with Paratime Police to monitor any cross-time incidents, and who take a skeptical interest in Kalvan's new adventures.This author was a master, really, and we shall not see his like again anytime soon.

  • Derek
    2019-04-26 16:10

    A masterpiece. Alternate realities taken to the scientific level, with explanations of how and why, and divided into sets. Unlike most alternate-reality books, it is not one or two teenage characters who happens to stumble though a gap in reality, but an entire civilization that discovers the existence of other realities and with them, a limitless source of resources. Unlike anything I've read before or since.

  • Martini Enfield
    2019-04-25 22:05

    A series of short stories from science fiction write H. Beam Piper, all set in the Paratime universe in which an advanced race of beings has worked out how to travel across parallel universes in order to obtain various resources and trade profit from the residents thereof. Not a lot of complexity to the stories, but they are very enjoyable all the same and provide an interesting spin on the age-old time travel theme.

  • Mariah
    2019-04-26 22:29

    I am not normally a fan of short story collections, but this is a good one. Because I love "the Fuzzy Papers" my brother recommended this to me. It has been so fun to read. Wish Piper had written more. It always cracks me up to read sci-fi from the 50's. Everyone smokes, and they use a lot of high tech tapes. It's fun.

  • Fernando Barrocal
    2019-04-02 18:31

    Very good approach to alternative dimensions. All stories are independent but with the same few characters, the heads of the paratime police, responsible to keep order and the secret of paratime transposition on all timelines.

  • Steven
    2019-04-19 16:09

    H. Beam Piper could teach today's authors of bloated science fiction epics a thing or two, with his intricate working out of the society Paratime operations run out of and an ear for nuance.

  • Peter
    2019-04-04 18:18

    Piper's paratime books are good reads.. bit dated in some ways but still OK

  • John
    2019-03-27 21:21

    He-Man/Nerd Space Fantasy stories. Similar to Poul Anderson's Time Patrol series, but not quite as good. Here, they're jumping across 5 main alternate timelines, not up and down in time.

  • Paul
    2019-04-05 21:26

    Every Paratime story, collected in one place...and it all falls into place amazingly. Piper, we lost you far too soon!