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Time and Again

by Clifford D. Simak

Cover artist: Jack Gaughan

Publisher: Ace

Pub year: 1951

Cover price: 40¢


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Cover tagline

A book from the far future was his ticket through time

Back cover text

What would you think if you found an old book signed with your name — and learned that it bore a date in the distant future? It happened to Asher Sutton, and when he set out to investigate the incredible enigma, he found that book a passport and ticket to a galactic empire many thousands of years from now.

His story, his adventure, and the book he couldn't have written but somehow did, are but facets of this most unusual, gripping and cosmic of science-fiction epics. It is a novel of robots, androids, alien intelligences, and a cosmic corporation designed to last a million years.

TIME AND AGAIN is by the prize-winning author of CITY.

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Interior text

He tangled the threads of time

The limp and dog-eared book that Asher Sutton held in his hand came from many centuries in the future. It was more controversial than Das Kapital or Mein Kampf. It would provoke bitter future wars. Millions would give their lives fighting for or against it.

This terrifying book gave the name of its author as Asher Sutton — and yet he had never written it.

How did it come to him? Would he eventually write it — or could he now prevent its existence? And did he want to?

TIME AND AGAIN is a terrific novel of past, present and future, of galactic empire and mechanical men ... and a time-travel paradox that only a master like Clifford D. Simak could unravel.