Dust jacket and interior illustrations by J. K. Potter Subterranean Press is proud to present an exclusive hardcover of Charles Stross’ Hugo award-winning. Welcome to the Stasis, the clandestine, near-omnipotent organization that stands at the heart of Charles Stross’s Hugo Award-winning novella, Palimpsest. Palimpsest. by Charles Stross. from Wireless (). Hugo Novella Winner Tags: Science Fiction, Hugo Winner, Novella.

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The sailor shouted again, and this time Pierce understood it: When he makes a quick trip to the Library to sort out an academic dispute, he discovers that period of history has been turned into a palimpsest, and he might never see his family again.

The other Stasis agent would feel a shiver and buzz like an angry yellow jacket—and indeed, as he watched, the woman in red glanced round abruptly. The skills it must take to compile all the actions in a logical row when you only get to use endless copies of palimpsezt one man in different times and realities or palimpsests being created and overwritten A pair of seats appeared on the dais, facing him: One of the first things that any agent of the Stasis learns is patience.



This is the final message of Palimpsestand it is simultaneously invigorating and terrifying. You would have died again, he pointed out. See me in my office after the tutorial, she said, then turned her attention back to the rest of the class, leaving him to stew in fearful anticipation. Singularity Sky Iron Sunrise The man on the throne nodded. Pierce stood uncertainly before the door in the dome. Pierce considered this for a moment. Every time humanity dies, the Stasis reseeds Earth with a new generation of humans to develop a civilization.

Palimpsest – Charlie’s Diary

Insect life hidden in the undergrowth creaked and rattled loudly. Continents slide and drift, scurrying and scraping across the surface of the mantle. A soul-blighting sense of depression settled into his bones.

We are not merely legion—we rival in our numbers pzlimpsest stars of the observable universe in the current epoch. Her dissertation was his life: Granted, the world building is an essential part of the plot and sometimes the characters are thrown aside.

Stasis Control thus has access to a theoretical maximum of 5.

She lay against strozs in silence for a while. The near-immortal agents of Stasis have access to time gate technology, and they use their access to all of time and space to stop the human race destroying itself. My parents —for a moment the bright-eyed optimism cracked— would blame themselves.


And when it comes to an end, the drastically redesigned solar system will be racing away from the local group of galaxies at almost a thousandth the speed of light—straight toward the Bootes Void. Where most authors go wrong in their time travel plots is a desire to make sense. I would forfeit my doctorate.

He glanced away from the slaves: You clearly wtross well.

Unfortunately, the timeline in which they occurred was wiped out, so they’re now as lost as the Cathedral of Chalesm. He raised her hands to his lips and kissed the backs of her fingers.

Something pushed at his side, and he felt a strange tipping motion.

Xiri sighed, then snuggled closer to him. And the sun is still brightening ….

We can do terraforming, and timegates, he realized.