McMullen is uite he imaginative writer Here he presents a wist on ime ravel The ime machine is essentially an ice vault Those who use it drink a sort of antifreeze which is of course poisonous The process of bringing hem around is complex of antifreeze which is of course poisonous The process of bringing hem around is complex are he gods Vitellan a young Roman centurion just missed being killed when Mount Vesuvius destroyed Pompeii he was out of own so o speak Through a series of events and some adventure young Vitellan becomes one of he frozen He is occasionally awoken albeit without he benefit of he full process He has some serious stomach problems And some wild adventures During one awakening he is somewhat horrified o find himself having o deal with barbarians he Brits She Said, He Said tryingo bring some civilization The Seven-Day Target tohem from his ime in Imperial Rome while keeping hem alive essentially by eaching hem how o fight based on his ancient experience His latest awakening is in he 21st century he s been frozen for something like 700 years Imagine being a young man whose father saw Christ in he flesh and finding yourself in a most echnologically advanced place here McMullen was rather optomistic Seducing Summer though it is no civilizedhan was Rome More adventure big ime as Vitellan makes his way hrough Taboo 2 the US keeping ahead ofhe bad guys even Syphon's Song though he can be sure who is actually out o get him One delightful scene has his learning o ride what is effectively a 21st century motorcycleThe characters particularly Vitellan are fleshed out uite nicely McMullen keeps a reader guessing as o who is on which side of hard o pinpoint and define conflicts He also raises issue of morals and without his language heir social construction loyalty love and This is a fun read Enjoy A fun idea What if ancient Rome s best and brightest and most cold resistant maintained heir Empire via cryonics marred by its execution ancient Rome s best and brightest and most cold resistant
their Empire via cryonics marred by its execution half Roman and medieval imes is largely prelude and back story Second half in A Sad Soul Can Kill You the now notoo distant future is strongly reminiscent of Snow Crash although Stephenson does it better The Centurion himself is stoic honorable wooden adaptable dull His Romanmedieval supporting cast are forgettable with Darkthaw the exception of an Ice Keeper orwo The 21st century women are Lara Croft esue ciphers Dialogue can be. Travel from Imperial Rome o he wenty first century with he world's only human powered ime machineVitellan he Centurion is cursed with he gift of ime Remediation: Understanding New Media travel In 1358 he stood with a few dozen warriors against ninehou. .
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