Friday, April 24, 2009
Asimov's - The End of Eternity
One of the reasons I started Andy's Anachronisms was to discover new sources of time travel material to enjoy. When I say "new" I mean new to me, not necessarily new to the world.
Thanks to the website io9.com for the heads up that Asmiov's 1955 novel The End of Eternity is being made into a movie. Currently attached to direct is Kevin MacDonald (Last King of Scotland, State of Play, Touching the Void).
The novel focuses on a group of time travellers working for an organization called Eternity. They travel the time stream modifying events and change reality to minimize the impact on humans. The reasons for their existence and whether or not they are doing more harm than good become the focus of the novel from what I understand.
I'll definitely keep an eye out for a copy of the original novel, and look forward to how it might translate to the big screen.
Here's a link to Wikipedia article on the novel - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_End_of_Eternity