A Bridge of Years

Robert Charles Wilson

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Tom Winter thought the secluded cottage in the Pacific Northwest would be the perfect refuge—a place to nurse the wounds of lost love and happiness. But Tom soon discovers that his safe haven is the portal of a tunnel through time. At one end is the present. At the other end—New York City, 1963.

His journey back to the early 1960s seems to offer him the chance to start over in a simpler, safer world. But he finds that the tunnel holds a danger far greater than anything he left behind: a human killing machine escaped from a bleak and brutal future, who will do anything to protect the secret passage that he thought was his alone. To preserve his worlds, past and present, Tom Winter must face the terrors of an unknown world to come.

From Robert Charles Wilson, the Hugo Award-winning author of Spin, A Bridge of Years is a classic science fiction story of time-travel and human transformation.

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It was a modest three-bedroom frame house with its basement dug a little deeper than was customary in this part of the country, pleasant but overgrown with bush and ivy and miles away from town.
It had been empty for years, the real estate agent said, and the property backed onto a cedar swamp. Frankly, I dont see a lot of investment potential here.
Tom Winter disagreed.
Maybe it was his mood, but this property appealed at once. Perversely, he liked it for its bad points: its isolation, lost in this rainy pinewoodits blunt undesirability, like the frank ugliness of a


Praise for A Bridge of Years

"Wilson transforms a simple time travel novel into a moving reflection on love, despair, and the resilience of the human spirit."
--Publishers Weekly

“Robert Charles Wilson is a hell of a storyteller.”
--Stephen King

 “Robert Charles Wilson is one of the best science fiction writers alive.”
--Rocky Mountain News

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A BRIDGE OF YEARS by Robert Charles Wilson | Kirkus Book Reviews
Read the Kirkus Review of A BRIDGE OF YEARS . Beautifully turned time-travel yarn from the highly promising author of Gypsies (1988) and The Divide (1990).
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  • Robert Charles Wilson

  • Born in California, ROBERT CHARLES WILSON grew up in Canada. He is the author of many acclaimed SF novels including Darwinia, Blind Lake, Julian Comstock, and the Hugo Award–winning Spin.
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A Bridge of Years

Robert Charles Wilson

Hugo Award - Nominee, John W. Campbell Memorial Award - Winner


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