Finished reading: The End of Eternity by Isaac Asimov
Easily one of the greatest science fiction writers of all time, and it’s easy to see why. I’ve loved many of them, but I haven’t read anywhere near all of Asimov’s works. I saw this one on a shelf and figured it would be a nice break from the much heavier non-fiction biology I’ve been reading lately.
The craftsmanship of Asimov’s writing always leaves me pleased. Small callbacks throughout seem effortless; the words never seem to be shoehorned in order to tie together different threads (with other authors, certain sentences have a certain ‘Chekhov’s gun’ flavour to them).
I enjoyed reading this book. Twists and turns, a careful balance of science and hand-waving, and a not-too-overwhelming set of characters. I’ll certainly be keeping an eye out for more of Asimov’s works to correct my lack of coverage. Recommended to time-travel and general sci-fi enthusiasts.