No Enemy But Time
by Micheal Bishop
Review by Bill Johnston
No Enemy But Time by Michael Bishop is decidedly different from other books. It is about a man who travels to the Pleistocene era and joins a band of Homo Habilis, who are currently taking over from the Australopithecines. Its emphasis is on interaction with the habilis and they are very well characterized. Time travel and the world in general are secondary but still elements of the book. It won the Nebula award, and is an excellent novel. Still, it may not appeal to people who prefer the more standard types of sf.
I have probably read some short stories by Bishop, but this is the first book I have bought by him. I will certainly buy others in the future.
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