HjemGrupperSnakMereZeitgeist
Søg På Websted
På dette site bruger vi cookies til at levere vores ydelser, forbedre performance, til analyseformål, og (hvis brugeren ikke er logget ind) til reklamer. Ved at bruge LibraryThing anerkender du at have læst og forstået vores vilkår og betingelser inklusive vores politik for håndtering af brugeroplysninger. Din brug af dette site og dets ydelser er underlagt disse vilkår og betingelser.

Resultater fra Google Bøger

Klik på en miniature for at gå til Google Books

Indlæser...

Last Year

af Robert Charles Wilson

Andre forfattere: Se andre forfattere sektionen.

MedlemmerAnmeldelserPopularitetGennemsnitlig vurderingOmtaler
21512125,548 (3.69)6
"Two events made September 1st a memorable day for Jesse Cullum. First, he lost a pair of Oakley sunglasses. Second, he saved the life of President Ulysses S. Grant. It's the near future, and the technology exists to open doorways into the past--but not our past, not exactly. Each "past" is effectively an alternate world, identical to ours but only up to the date on which we access it. And a given "past" can only be reached once. After a passageway is open, it's the only road to that particular past; once closed, it can't be reopened. A passageway has been opened to a version of late 19th-century Ohio. It's been in operation for most of a decade, but it's no secret, on either side of time. A small city has grown up around it to entertain visitors from our time, and many locals earn a good living catering to them. But like all such operations, it has a shelf life; as the "natives" become more sophisticated, their version of the "past" grows less attractive as a destination. Jesse Cullum is a native. And he knows the passageway will be closing soon. He's fallen in love with a woman from our time, and he means to follow her back--no matter whose secrets he has to expose in order to do it"--… (mere)
Indlæser...

Bliv medlem af LibraryThing for at finde ud af, om du vil kunne lide denne bog.

Der er ingen diskussionstråde på Snak om denne bog.

» Se også 6 omtaler

Viser 1-5 af 12 (næste | vis alle)
Beautifully written, and beautifully narrated! ( )
  mlmccafferty | Apr 28, 2023 |
It was a fun read but I wish there'd be more: more context, more background, more "stuff" beyond the plot. It's all mentioned in passing but it is never fleshed out or fully integrated into the story beyond the rather stereotypical "girl rebels against her father" trope. ( )
  SocProf9740 | Jul 11, 2021 |
I'd love to read more about the logistics & morals of Futurity. I'd be reading all the think pieces about Futurity's management and Kemp's greed and the ethics of taking advantage of the past for monetary gain. Also the ethics of those who would try to fix this universe by doing things like killing Hitler. You're already changing the historical path just by being there, so you can't know that something like the Holocaust would even still happen, can you justify murdering someone innocent (like Hitler's father) in order to prevent something that might not even happen? Plus the information given about the ongoing mistreatment of the black and Asian population in the States seemed to just spark more lynchings so, at least short-term, that was counter-productive. Maybe long-term it would spark an earlier civil rights movement and give abolitionists and anti-racists the confidence of knowing for sure they're on the right side of history, but then again, they're being judged by the inhabitants of an alternate future.
I liked following Jesse's story, but I also want to see more from the perspective of someone who's going through more of a culture shock from seeing the decadent future. And more from the activists protesting Futurity from the 21st century. ( )
  katebrarian | Jul 28, 2020 |
Wilson, Robert Charles. Last Year. Tor, 2016.
Robert Charles Wilson is a writer whose work always impresses me. Last Year is a time travel story with an unusual twist or two and lead characters, whose like I have not seen since Kage Baker’s Company series. It is 1876 in a timeline that is a lot like ours. In the Illinois prairie, people from the twenty-first century have opened a time portal and built a theme park meant to be abandoned after two years. Tourists from an alternate future can gawk at passenger pigeons and bison, and nineteenth-century locals can visit a museum that hints at things to come without giving them enough detail to stifle their creativity. Our protagonists are a nineteenth-century local man and a twenty-first-century woman who is a veteran of modern brushfire wars. Together they work undercover to stifle some transtemporal smuggling. The story is entertaining throughout and suggests some intriguing ethical problems with time travel, even if you don’t have to worry about the grandfather paradox. ( )
  Tom-e | Apr 14, 2020 |
Jesse Cullum is one of the local employees of the city of Futurity, a man of the 1870s hired first to help build and then to be a security guard for the city.

Futurity is a city built by people from the 21st century, who have technology that allows them to travel into, not their own past, but into an alternate past, a past that appears to be theirs, but in which changes won't affect their own time. The technology is said to be a product of DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and licensed to a wealthy industrialist named Kemp when it proved to have no military value. He's using it to run tours of the 1870s for the well-heeled of the 21st century, while offering the natives of the 1870s a carefully selective view of the 21st century. The gateway, the "mirror," will only remain open for five years, allegedly to avoid having too much impact on this alternate world, and it's now the start of Futurity's last year.

Jesse Cullum has been a dedicated and capable employee. He's saving his earnings to help support his sister Phoebe in San Francisco. He generally likes the 21st century people, but there's a distance created by the gulf in experience and attitudes.

Then Jesse prevents the assassination of President Ulysses S. Grant on a visit to Futurity, and the weapon turns out to be a Glock, which should never, ever have gotten into the hands of a man who proves to be a local. Jesse is about to get much better acquainted with his 21st century employers and fellow employees, and at the same time discover some unpleasant secrets about Kemp's plans, the true origins of the technology, and why Kemp has enemies that include his own daughter.

Jesse and his contemporaries knew they were being exploited, but they assumed it was within normal limits. They have no idea of the truth, and Jesse is about to find out. He's assigned to work with Elizabeth DePaul, an Iraq War veteran. It's an education for him, and she gets an education in the 19th century outside of Futurity as they investigate the presence of Glocks in the hands of locals.

This is a really interesting story, an interesting twist on time travel, and really interesting, compelling characters. Neither time frame is portrayed as "better," though each has, from the viewpoints of its natives, some real advantages.

Recommended.

I bought this audiobook. ( )
  LisCarey | Sep 19, 2018 |
Viser 1-5 af 12 (næste | vis alle)
ingen anmeldelser | tilføj en anmeldelse

» Tilføj andre forfattere (1 mulig)

Forfatter navnRolleHvilken slags forfatterVærk?Status
Robert Charles Wilsonprimær forfatteralle udgaverberegnet
Brick, ScottFortællermedforfatternogle udgaverbekræftet
Graziolo, MichaelOmslagsdesignermedforfatternogle udgaverbekræftet

Tilhører Forlagsserien

Du bliver nødt til at logge ind for at redigere data i Almen Viden.
For mere hjælp se Almen Viden hjælpesiden.
Kanonisk titel
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
Originaltitel
Alternative titler
Oprindelig udgivelsesdato
Personer/Figurer
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
Vigtige steder
Vigtige begivenheder
Beslægtede film
Indskrift
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
Calm as that second summer which precedes
The first fall of snow,
In the broad sunlight of heroic deeds,
The City bides the foe.
-Henry Timrod, "Charleston"
Tilegnelse
Første ord
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
Two events made the first of September a memorable day for Jesse Cullum.
Citater
Sidste ord
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
(Klik for at vise Advarsel: Kan indeholde afsløringer.)
Oplysning om flertydighed
Forlagets redaktører
Bagsidecitater
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
Originalsprog
Information fra den franske Almen Viden. Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
Canonical DDC/MDS
Canonical LCC

Henvisninger til dette værk andre steder.

Wikipedia på engelsk

Ingen

"Two events made September 1st a memorable day for Jesse Cullum. First, he lost a pair of Oakley sunglasses. Second, he saved the life of President Ulysses S. Grant. It's the near future, and the technology exists to open doorways into the past--but not our past, not exactly. Each "past" is effectively an alternate world, identical to ours but only up to the date on which we access it. And a given "past" can only be reached once. After a passageway is open, it's the only road to that particular past; once closed, it can't be reopened. A passageway has been opened to a version of late 19th-century Ohio. It's been in operation for most of a decade, but it's no secret, on either side of time. A small city has grown up around it to entertain visitors from our time, and many locals earn a good living catering to them. But like all such operations, it has a shelf life; as the "natives" become more sophisticated, their version of the "past" grows less attractive as a destination. Jesse Cullum is a native. And he knows the passageway will be closing soon. He's fallen in love with a woman from our time, and he means to follow her back--no matter whose secrets he has to expose in order to do it"--

No library descriptions found.

Beskrivelse af bogen
Haiku-resume

Current Discussions

Ingen

Populære omslag

Quick Links

Vurdering

Gennemsnit: (3.69)
0.5
1 1
1.5
2 4
2.5 1
3 12
3.5 11
4 32
4.5 2
5 7

Er det dig?

Bliv LibraryThing-forfatter.

 

Om | Kontakt | LibraryThing.com | Brugerbetingelser/Håndtering af brugeroplysninger | Hjælp/FAQs | Blog | Butik | APIs | TinyCat | Efterladte biblioteker | Tidlige Anmeldere | Almen Viden | 204,615,383 bøger! | Topbjælke: Altid synlig