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The plot to save Socrates

Author: Paul Levinson
Publisher: New York : Tor, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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(Publishers Description) Paul Levinson's astonishing new Sf novel is a surprise and a delight: In the year 2042, Sierra, a young graduate student in Classics is shown a new dialog of Socrates, recently discovered, in which a time traveler tries to argue that Socrates might escape death by travel to the future! Thomas, the elderly scholar who has shown her the document, disappears, and Sierra immediately begins to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Fiction
Named Person: Socrates; Socrates
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Levinson
ISBN: 0765305704 9780765305701
OCLC Number: 61879799
Notes: "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Description: 271 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: Paul Levinson.
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(Publishers Description) Paul Levinson's astonishing new Sf novel is a surprise and a delight: In the year 2042, Sierra, a young graduate student in Classics is shown a new dialog of Socrates, recently discovered, in which a time traveler tries to argue that Socrates might escape death by travel to the future! Thomas, the elderly scholar who has shown her the document, disappears, and Sierra immediately begins to track down the provenance of the manuscript, with the help of her classical scholar boyfriend, Max. The trail leads her to a time machine in a gentlemen's club in London and in New York, and into the past--and to a time traveler from her future, posing as Heron of Alexandria in 150 AD. Complications, mysteries, travels, and time loops proliferate as Sierra tries to discern who is planning to save the greatest philosopher in human history, or to do so herself. And she finds that time travel raises more questions than it answers. Fascinating historical characters from Alcibiades (of the honeyed thighs) and William Henry Appleton, the great 19th century American publisher, to Socrates himself appear with surprises in every chapter, Paul Levinson has outdone himself in The Plot to Save Socrates.

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