The plot to save Socrates / Paul Levinson
- Levinson, Paul
- New York : Tor, 2007.
- Copyright Date:
- 1st trade pbk. ed.
- Physical Description:
- 270 pages, 2 unnumbered pages : maps ; 24 cm
- "In the year 2042, Sierra, a young graduate student in Classics is shown a new dialogue of Socrates, recently discovered, in which a time traveler tries to argue that Socrates might escape death by travel to the future! Thomas, the elderly scholar who has shown her the document, disappears the next day, and Sierra immediately begins to track down the provenance of the astonishing manuscript with the help of her classical-scholar boyfriend, Max." "The track leads Sierra to a time machine in a gentlemen's club in London where she is vaulted into the past and encounters an enigmatic time traveler from an even more distant future, posing as Heron of Alexandria in A.D. 150. Complications, mysteries, travels, and time loops proliferate as Sierra tries to discern who is planning to save the greatest philosopher in human history, or to do so herself. And she finds that time travel raises more questions than it answers."--BOOK JACKET.
- 9780765311979 (pbk.)
- "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Includes discussion questions.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Rare Books copy: Gift of Lyman Tower Sargent; 2010.
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