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Time Crime

H. Beam Piper

Book Overview: 

The Paratime Police had a real headache this time! Tracing one man in a population of millions is easy--compared to finding one gang hiding out on one of billions of probability lines!

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Why didn't you just borrow psychists from SecReg for Kholghoor, Eastern India?" Vall asked. "Subchief Ranthar would have loaned you a few."

"Oh, I couldn't call on another SecReg for men without higher-echelon authorization. Especially not from another Sector Organization, even another Level Authority," Vulthor Tharn said. "Beside, it would have taken longer to bring them here than hypno-mech our own personnel."

He was right about the second point. Vall agreed mentally; however, his real reason was procedural.

"Did you alert Ranthar Jard to what was going on in his SecReg?" he asked.

"Gracious, no!" Vulthor Tharn was scandalized. "I have no authority to tell people of equal echelon in other Sector and Level organizations what to do. I put my report through regular channels; it wasn't my place to go outside my own jurisdiction."

And his report had crawled through channels for fourteen hours, Vall thought.

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Community Reviews

I just did not like this story, far too much theory and too little plot!

Piper's time police story is an interesting creative exploration of the phenomenon of slavery across time lines and raised all sorts of questions about the propensity of people and cultures to take advantages of others. The very concept of policing multiple time lines and managing the intersectin...more

This is longer than the other Paratime short stories, and features an interdimensional slave trading ring that poses as wizards. At least there's a computer in this book (albeit one that uses dials) rather than just slide rules! :)

I didn't think there was more than one First Level sector in the P...more

Likeable main characters, although I did get some of the more minor characters confused at times.

About five pages into this book I felt terribly confused, so did a little research and discovered that it's the penultimate tale in Piper's Paratime series of stories. Once I knew what the oft-mentioned "levels" were and a few other tidbits I began again and was a little more able to follow what...more

Just a *leetle* bit sexist...more

There is a strange sort of nostalgia in Piper's writing - a kind of a romantic rose tinted vision of a Victorian class based society that would appeal to a 1950s American reader.

This book is better as a novelty than a scifi story.

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