By Robert Charles Wilson
One day in Thailand, 21st-century slacker Scott Warden witnesses an very unlikely occasion: the violent visual appeal of a 200-foot stone pillar. Its arrival collapses bushes for 440 yards round its base. it sounds as if to be composed of an unique type of subject. And the inscription chiseled into it commemorates an army victory…sixteen years hence.
As extra pillars arrive world wide, all it sounds as if from our personal close to destiny, an odd loop of causality retains drawing Scott into the important mystery―and a last conflict with the future.
The Chronoliths is a 2002 Hugo Award Nominee for most sensible Novel and the winner of the 2002 John W. Campbell Memorial Award.
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She shook me lightly yet urgently. “Scott! ” I sat as much as locate Ashlee leaning over the driver’s seat, rocking my shoulder along with her hand. She whispered, “There are humans outdoor. hear! ” She grew to become ahead and slumped down, maintaining her head out of sight. The darkness was once no longer absolute. A part moon had risen. there has been, for an extended second, utter silence. Then, no longer very far-off, a woman’s terrified moan, by means of stifled laughter. I acknowledged, “Ashlee—” “They got here via a minute in the past. A vehicle at the highway. They pulled up and stopped and there has been a bit, uh, yelling. And then—I couldn’t quite see this until eventually I became the facet reflect, or even then the tree was once within the means, however it gave the impression of an individual fell out of the automobile and bumped into the sector. i believe a lady. And men ran out after her. ” i presumed approximately this. “What time is it? ” “Just 4. ” “Give me the pistol, Ash. ” She appeared reluctant at hand it over. “What may still we do? ” “What we’ll do is, I’ll take the pistol and get out of the van. whilst I sign, you switch at the excessive beams and begin the engine. I’ll attempt to remain in sight. ” “What if anything occurs to you? ” “Then you pull out of right here speedy as you could. If anything occurs to me, that suggests they’ve bought the gun. Don’t loiter around, Ash, alright? ” “So the place might i am going? ” It was once a cheap query. Into Portillo? again towards the comfort camps, the roadblock? I wasn’t yes what to inform her. yet then the lady outdoor screamed back, and that i couldn’t aid pondering that it would be Kaitlin available in the market. It didn’t sound like Kaitlin’s voice. yet I hadn’t heard Kait scream on the grounds that she was once a child. I advised Ashlee I’d be cautious but when something occurred the key used to be for her to get away—maybe conceal the van towards city and hold a watch out for Hitch come morning. I left the motor vehicle and eased the door close at the back of me. whilst i used to be a number of ft away I signaled for her to hit the lighting fixtures. The van’s excessive beams sprang out of the starry evening like army searchlights, and within the stillness the engine roared like a few throaty wild animal. the girl and her assailants iced up within the glare, no more than ten yards far away. All 3 have been younger, potentially Adam’s age. the lads have been engaged in an act of forcible sex. the girl was once on her again within the weeds, one guy pinning her shoulders whereas the opposite parted her legs. She had grew to become her face clear of the sunshine, whereas the lads had raised their heads like prairie canine sensing a predator. They appeared to not be armed, which made me think a bit giddy with the burden of the pistol in my hand. I raised the weapon towards their dumbfounded faces. i might have ordered them to escape from her—that was once the plan—but i used to be frightened, and my finger twitched at the set off and the pistol went off abruptly. I approximately dropped it. I don’t recognize the place the bullet went … it didn’t hit a person. however it scared them very successfully. i used to be nonetheless halfblind from the muzzle flash yet I tracked the would-be rapists as they ran for his or her automobile. I questioned if I may still hearth back, yet i used to be afraid that may take place even if i wished it to or now not.