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Encyclopedia > The Plot To Save Socrates
The Plot To Save Socrates
Author Paul Levinson
Country United States
Language English
Genre(s) Philosophical Science Fiction
Publisher Tom Doherty Associates
Released February 2006
Pages 266
ISBN ISBN 0-765-30570-4 (2006 Hardcover)

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The Plot To Save Socrates was published and copyrighted in 2006. It was edited by David G. Hartwell and published by Tor Books, akaTom Doherty Associates in New York City, New York. The first edition appeared in February of 2006 and received good reviews. The book is 266 pages in length, containing 11 chapters. It is now in its third printing. David Geddes Hartwell is an editor of science fiction and fantasy. ... Tor Books is an imprint of Tom Doherty Associates, LLC which publishes popular fiction, and is particularly noted for its science fiction and fantasy titles. ... Nickname: Big Apple Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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The Plot To Save Socrates deals primarily with the concept of time travel, and while the novel rarely discusses time travel directly, it poses several questions about its validity and possibility (or lack thereof). The story begins in Athens, Greece in 2042 with the main character, Sierra Waters, thinking to herself, at which point the rest of the story begins as a flashback (both in her head and in the sense that the characters constantly flash in and out of historic eras). Sierra Waters, a graduate student, receives a copy of a dialogue in which Socrates is being offered an escape from his death sentence in Athens by a person (entitled Andros) offering to take him into the future and leave a clone behind. The document appears to be genuine, and this takes Sierra onto a path that leads her to a time traveling adventure of her own. On her path she meets up with a man posing as the great historic inventor Heron of Alexandria but soon realizes that Heron is a suspicious character himself. The story tangles itself a bit as more and more characters appear to be intertwined with each other and on occasion even the same person at different points in life. However, the novel ultimately untangles itself, somewhat satisfying the plot's plausibility although leaving unanswered any deeper metaphysical qualms the reader might have. The story also involves Plato and Alcibiades as well as several fictional characters. 1881 Young Folks Cyclopedia of Persons and Places This image is in the public domain in the United States and possibly other jurisdictions. ... 1881 Young Folks Cyclopedia of Persons and Places This image is in the public domain in the United States and possibly other jurisdictions. ... Time travel is a concept that has long fascinated humanity—whether it is Merlin experiencing time backwards, or religious traditions like Mohammeds trip to Jerusalem and ascent to heaven, returning before a glass knocked over had spilt its contents. ... Time travel is a concept that has long fascinated humanity—whether it is Merlin experiencing time backwards, or religious traditions like Mohammeds trip to Jerusalem and ascent to heaven, returning before a glass knocked over had spilt its contents. ... This article discusses validity in logic, for the term in the social sciences see validity (psychometric). ... Possibility comprises that which one can achieve, or alternatively ones potential. ... Athens (Greek: Αθήνα, Athína IPA: ) is the capital and the largest city of Greece. ... Centuries: 20th century - 21st century - 22nd century Decades: 1990s 2000s 2010s 2020s 2030s - 2040s - 2050s 2060s 2070s 2080s 2090s Years: 2037 2038 2039 2040 2041 - 2042 - 2043 2044 2045 2046 2047 Predicted events Soham murders killer Ian Huntley eligible for parole in this year. ... Look up flashback in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Founder of Modern Thought (Greek: Σωκράτης, invariably anglicized as , SÇ’cratÄ“s; 470–399 BC) was an ancient Greek philosopher who is widely credited for laying the foundation for Western philosophy. ... Athens (Greek: Αθήνα, Athína IPA: ) is the capital and the largest city of Greece. ... Andros, or Andro (Greek: )Άνδρος, an island of the Greek archipelago, the most northerly of the Cyclades, approximately 10 km (6 miles) south east of Euboea, and about 3 km (about 2 miles) north of Tinos. ... As a word, clone was first coined by J.B.S. Haldane as subject for theoretical replication of a frog, though the term clone is derived from κλων, the Greek word for twig. In horticulture, the spelling clon was used until the twentieth century. ... Heros aeolipile Hero (or Heron) of Alexandria (c. ... Metaphysical may refer to: Metaphysics, a branch of philosophy dealing with the ultimate nature of reality; or The Metaphysical poets, a poetic school from seventeenth century England who correspond with baroque period in European literature. ... For other uses, see Plato (disambiguation). ... Alcibiades Alcibiades Cleiniou Scambonides (also Alkibiades) (Greek: Αλκιβιάδης Κλεινίου Σκαμβωνίδης)¹ (c. ...


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