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September 29, 2004
Excellent read, even for Non Science–Fiction Fans
The Light of Other Days is a fantastic book about worm holes. It basically centres around this phenomenon as it goes from fresh invention to world-wide, every-day-use technology.
A worm hole, for those of you who are not science geeks, is a direct tunnel between two places. It's like the Stargate.
The book follows the development of the technology from its infancy onwards and illustrates with many interesting story lines, how this technology could change the world we live in.
In my opinion this book is fantastic, the stories are well thought out and the pace of the book is great. What fascinated me most about this book is the fact that Clarke doesn't just follow a single person, like the inventor, but rather analyses the impact such technology is likely to have on our society.
The only downside I can see to the book, is that it seems far too melodramatic at times and the end left me unconvinced, definitly.
Apart from that, I would recommend this title to anyone who is interested in a science-fiction book, without wanting to go full on. It's also a nice review of our society and where it is leading. A solid read.