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Timequake | [Kurt Vonnegut]

Timequake

A global timequake is scheduled for February 13, 2001, says Kilgore Trout. But instead the universe backs up a decade to 1991, giving everybody a severe case of déjà vu. In what is said to be his last novel, Kurt Vonnegut is along as a character in, and brilliant chronicler of, this bizarre event.
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According to Kurt Vonnegut's alter ego, the old science fiction writer Kilgore Trout, a global timequake will occur on February 13, 2001, at 2:27 p.m. It will be the moment when the universe suffers a crisis of conscience: Should it go on expanding indefinitely, or collapse and make another great big BANG? For its own cosmic reasons, it decides to back up a decade to 1991, giving the world a 10-year case of deja vu, making everybody and everything do exactly what they'd done during the past decade, for good or ill, a second time. As a character in, and a brilliant chronicler of, this bizarre event, Kurt Vonnegut casts his wicked wit and his unique perspective on life as he's lived it and observed it, for more than seventy years.

Don't miss his recently released collection of short stories from the '50s and '60s, Bagombo Snuff Box.

©1997 Kurt Vonnegut; (P)1997 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC.

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    If you've run out of Vonnegut works to read and you are starving for more, check out this book. It has a lot of Kilgore Trout stories and much more from the mind of Vonnegut. He was a brilliant man and his ideas are worth reading, however this book is much more reminiscence than a story about a timequake. ting-a-ling

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