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DRAFTED INTO THE ARMY OF TIME
Intelligence agents have uncovered something which seems beyond belief, but the evidence is incontrovertible: the USA's greatest adversary on the world stage is sending its agents back through time! And someone or something unknown to our history is presenting them with technologies and weapons far beyond our most advanced science. We have only one option: create time-transfer technology ourselves, find the opposition's ancient source . . . and take it down.
When small-time criminal Ross Murdock and Apache rancher Travis Fox stumble separately onto America's secret time travel project, Operation Retrograde, they are faced with a challenge greater than either could have imagined possible. Their mere presence means that they know too much to go free. But Murdock and Fox have a thirst for adventure, and Operation Retrograde offers that in spades.
Both men will become time agents, finding reserves of inner heroism they had never expected. Their journeys will take the battle to the enemy, from ancient Britain to prehistoric America, and finally to the farthest reaches of interstellar space. . . .
About the Author
Called a superb talent by The New York Times, Andre Norton is a living legend in science fiction, and one of our greatest storytellers. She has been writing science fiction novels of very high quality for nearly five decades, beginning with the now-classic novel Star Man's Son in 1952. Many of today's top writers, including C.J. Cherryh and Joan D. Vinge, have cited her as a primary influence on their own work. She was Guest of Honor at the 1989 World Science Fiction Convention, and has received the Grand Master award from the Science Fiction Writers of America and the Lifetime Achievement Award of the World Fantasy Convention. Astoundingly prolific, with over thirty books in her celebrated Witch World series alone, she has introduced three generations of readers to science fiction and fantasy, both through her critically acclaimed YA novels and her adult works, and stands today as one of the most popular authors in both fields.
Extended Copyright Information
This omnibus edition copyright 2000 by Andre Norton; The Time Traders copyright 1958 by The World Publishing Company; Galactic Derelict copyright 1959 by The World Publishing Company.
All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form.
Previously published by Baen Books.
Cover art by Stephen Hickman.
This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental.
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Ross Murdock wouldn't have seemed formidable to any one glancing casually at him as he sat within the detention cell. He was a little above average height, but not enough to make him noticeable. His brown hair was cropped conservatively and there was nothing remarkable about his unlined boy's ...Back to top
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Reviewed by cgarri on Jul 31, 2012
OK, but not her best work
A great start, but the book never finished. I realy enjoyed the first 120 pages, but the ending appeared to be rushed (perhaps by a publisher's deadline). There were numerous story threads which were never wrapped up.
Anyway, the plot follows a team of men on two missions. The first has them journey into earth's past adopting period dress and speech as they search for alien technology that's been showing up in modern times. Quite interesting and fully fleshed out.
The second mission sends them on an alien spacecraft in a sort of allegory for travelling into the future. Everything is well done to the point they leave the alien world. After that the story is rushed and in my opinion concluded poorly.
Reviewed by Skitten on Jul 30, 2012
I have long wanted to read Andre Norton and I have not been disappointed. I was enthralled with this book and couldn't wait for the next day to get the next part. I highly reccomend this to everyone :)
Reviewed by hollislocke on Dec 11, 2008
Great, Quick Read
I enjoyed this quick read. I have read some of Andre Norton's work before and always been pleased. I would have enjoyed a little more at the end of the story, but I would recommend it to anyone.
Reviewed by Snowmanfr on Aug 23, 2008
Review Time Traders
So far really pleased with the book, its the first email installment I open and read every morning. Will be looking for more Andre Norton books.
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