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The Time Axis

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Title:The Time Axis
Kuttner, Henry   
(103 of 128 for author by title)
Time Enough
Thunder in the Void
Published:   1948
Publisher:Ace Books Inc
Tags:fiction, future world, science fiction

The Time Axis is told from the first-person perspective of Jerry Cortland, a freelance journalist trying to escape his miserable past (and alimony payments) in Brazil. There, he’s attacked by a strange being of pure energy—negative energy—which burns his hand, and gives him a brief glimpse of clarity. This creature is responsible for a growing number of murders, and the burn victims seem to center around Jerry. He’s contacted by scientists Ira De Kalb and Letta Essen, who reveal some shocking developments. De Kalb stumbled upon a puzzle-box from the far future, which gives flashes of realization and foretells The Face of Ea, the last city on Earth, besieged by a nekrotic plague of negative energy. That’s the same nekrotic being that burned Jerry, and those around him. Which was released, by accident, when Dr. De Kalb first opened the puzzle box. Now, the plague of nekrosis is growing: and as it does, it eats away at the fabric of time itself. [Suggest a different description.]

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Author Bio for Kuttner, Henry

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Henry Kuttner USA (1914 - 1958) Husband of C L Moore aka Keith Hammond, Lawrence O'Donnell, Lewis Padgett Henry Kuttner was alone and in collaboration with his wife, the great science fiction and fantasy writer C.L. Moore, one of the four or five most important writers of the 1940's, the writer whose work went furthest in its sociological and psychological insight, to making science fiction a human as well as technological literature. He was an important influence upon every contemporary and every science fiction writer who succeeded him. In the early 1940's and under many pseudonyms, Kuttner and Moore published very widely through the range of the science fiction and fantasy pulp markets.--goodreads.com.

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