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The Ocean of Time

BOOK: The Ocean of Time
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Contents

About the Book

About the Author

Also by David Wingrove

Title Page

Dedication

Character List

Part 7: Upriver

Part 8: A Stitch in Time

Part 9: The Gift of an Owl

Part 10: The Language of the Blood

Acknowledgements

Copyright

About the Book

The War For Time Continues.

From the frozen tundra of 13th Century Russia to the battle of Paltava in 1709 and beyond, Otto Behr has waged an unquestioning, unending war across time for his people.

But now a third unidentified power has joined the game across the ocean of time, and everything Otto holds dear could be unmade ...

About the Author

David Wingrove is the celebrated author of the Chung Kuo series; co-author of
Trillion Year Spree
with Brian Aldiss; and the
Myst
novels with Rand Miller. He lives with his family in north London.

Also by David Wingrove

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To Robert Carter, Brother-in-Arms

CHARACTER LIST

Alexandrovich, Alexander
— Carpenter’s Assistant at Cherdiechnost, in 13th century Russia.

Arkadevich, Yakov
— Master of the Carpentry shop at Cherdiechnost, in 13th century Russia.

Arminius
— also known as Hermann, Chieftain of the German Cherusci tribe and victor over the Roman legions in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest (17BC to AD21).

Baeck, Leo
— son of Minister in German government in 2343.

Bakatin, Fyodor Mikhailovic
— river haulier in 13th century Russia. Has three sons.

Behr, Otto
— our narrator, a German ‘
Reisende
’ or time traveller.

Belikof

posadnik
at Tver, in 13th century Russia.

Ben
— jazz fan at the
Unbeachtet
jazz club, in California, June 1952.

Birgitta
— Mikahil Razumovsky’s second wife.

Bismarck, Otto von
— German statesman who unified Germany (1815-1898).

Blagovesh
— The Bandit King; leader of the marsh bandits in 13th century Russia.

Bobrov
— Russian time agent and killer of at least a dozen German agents.

Burckel, Albrecht
— German time agent and ‘sleeper’ in 2747 AD.

Chkalov, Joseph Maksymovich
— otherwise known as Yastryeb, ‘the Hawk’ and Grand Master of Time for the Russians.

Dankevich, Fedor Ivanovich
— Russian time agent. Otto has shot him at least twice, the last time fatally.

Dick, Kleo
— First wife of Philip K. Dick.

Dick, Philip K
. — Science Fiction writer in Fifties California.

Dmitri
— innkeeper in 13th century Russia.

Efimenko, Anna
— old widow from Cherdiechnost, in 13th century Russia.

Eisenstein, Sergei Mikhailovich
— Soviet film-maker of the mid-20th century (1898-1948).

Ernst
— see Kollwitz.

Fedorchuk
— ‘Head Man’ of Belyj in 13th century Russia.

Franke, Roland
— student at the Akademie in Neu Berlin,in 2343.

Frederick I, ‘Rothbart’ or ‘Barbarossa
, King of Germany and Holy Roman Emperor (1122-1190).

Frederick The Great
— Prussian King Frederick II, known more commonly as ‘Old Fritz’, Germany’s great hero.

Freisler, Jurgen
— German ‘
Reisende
’ or time agent. Hecht’s special henchman – his
Jagdhund
, or ‘bloodhound’, responsible for doing all the dirty work.

Gehlen, Hans
— aka, ‘The
Genewart
’. Architect of Four-Oh, scientific genius and inventor of time travel. Has existed for 200 years as a gaseous presence in the midst of Four-Oh’s artificial intelligence.

Greg
— friend of Philip K. Dick in 1952.

Grigor
— chief hand to Shaposhnikov.

Grikov
— Head Man of Velikie Luki, in 13th century Russia.

Gromov
— Official in Rzhev, in 13th century Russia.

Gruber
— one of the eight
Reisende
carrying Seydlitz’s DNA. ‘Turned’ by the Russians.

Gunsche
— student at the Akademie in 2343.

Haller
— student at Four-Oh.

Haushofer, Klaus
— liaison officer at the Akademie in Neu Berlin in 2343.

Hecht
— ‘The Pike’; Meister of the Germans at Four-Oh.

Hecht, Albrecht
— Hecht’s older brother and keeper of the archives at the Haven, way back in time.

Heinrich
— ‘Henny’, Burckel’s friend, and a revolutionary,
Undrehungar
.

Horst
— researcher at Four-Oh.

Hudner, Irmin
— ‘Grand Master’ of Four-Oh in its early years.

Iaroslavich, Alexander
— see Nevsky.

Ignatev, Tikhon
— ‘Young Tikhon’; field worker and runner at Cherdiechnost, 13th century.

Ilyushkin

boyar
in Rzhev in 13th century Russia.

Inge
— one of the women at the platform in Four-Oh.

Iranov
— ‘Priest’ at Cherdiechnost in 13th century Russia.

Jablokov, Master
— runs a workshop in Novgorod’s central market, 13th century.

Jamil
— nurse/nanny to Katerina and Otto’s daughters (in 13th century Russia). Also twin to a time travel agent centuries up the line.

Katerina
— Otto’s beloved. See also Razumovsky.

Kaunitz, Stefan
— young student at the Akademie in Neu Berlin, in 2343.

Kempner
— ‘Master’; one of Four-Oh’s Elders.

Kerenchev
— Kolya’s false name in 1952 California.

Kessemeier
— ‘
Reisende
’ or time agent, at Four-Oh.

Kilik
— innkeeper at Rzhev, in 13th century Russia.

Kirchoff
— Master in charge of mental health at Four-Oh.

Kleist
— Blacksmith at Cherdiechnost in 13th century Russia.

Koeler, Edmund
— ‘
Reisende’
or time agent in Baturin in early 18th century.

Kollwitz, Ernst
— ‘
Reisende’
or time agent. Otto’s best friend and travelling companion; damaged in the Past.

Kramer
— ‘
Reisende
’ or time agent.

Kravchuk, Oleg Alekseevitch
— agent of the Mongols in 13th century Russia, and, in some time-lines, married to Katerina.

Krylenko
— boatman in 13th century Russia.

Kuhn, Matteus
— (aka Matt Caldecott). Sleeper agent for the Germans in California in 1952.

Lishka
— a haulier in 13th century Russia.

Luwer, Hans
— artefacts expert, based in Four-Oh. Uses his other selves to multi-task.

McLean, Jackie
— American jazz musician/alto saxophonist.

Maria
— German woman in charge of the platform at Four-Oh; replacement to Zarah.

Natya
— Katerina’s maid, in 13th century Novgorod.

Neipperg
— German time agent at Baturin in 18th century.

Nemtsov, Alexander Davydovitch
— Russian time agent, operating in the Mechanist Age (23rd to 25th centuries).

Nevsky, Alexander Iaroslavich
— Russian Orthodox Prince of Novgorod in the 13th century. Victor of the ‘Battle on the Ice’ (or Lake Peipus) in April 1242, a battle which ended the expansive Northern Crusades.

Odin
— Chief God of the Germanic mythology; ‘father’ of his people.

Old Mesyats
— boatman in 13th century Russia.

Old Schnorr
— ‘Master’ at Four-Oh in charge of project to trawl Time for faces; Elder.

Otto
— see Behr.

Pavlenko, Igor
— steward at Cherdiechnost, in 13th century Russia.

Peter
— Katerina’s first betrothed, who died, in 13th century Russia.

Peter the Great
— six foot six Tsar of Russia, from 1672 to 1725. Architect of modern Russia.

Podnayin
— ‘Master’ and
boyar
at Rzhev in 13th century Russia.

Puskarev
— black ex-slave; field worker at Cherdiechnost in 13th century.

Rapushka
— innkeeper in 13th century Russia.

Razumovsky, Katerina
— eternal love of Otto Behr. Daughter of Mikhail Razumovsky in Novgorod in the 13th century.

Razumovsky, Mikhail
— rich
boyar
(or merchant) living in Novgorod, Northern Russia, in the 13th century. Father of Katerina.

Reichenau, Michael

Doppelgehirn
, also Supervisor of Werkstatt 9. Somehow involved in time travel. Product of a genetics experiment, he has two skulls ‘hot-wired’ together.

Rieber, Lothar
— aka Aaron; ‘
Reisende
’ or time agent in Baturin in 18th century.

Ripke
— records clerk in Four-Oh.

Rollins, Sonny
— American jazz musician/tenor saxophonist.

Rudy
— jazz fan at the
Unbeachtet
jazz club, California, 1952.

Sanger, Gerhardt
— student at the Akademie, 2343.

Saratov, Sergei Ilya
— harbourmaster at Tver in 13th century Russia.

Schelepin
— boatman in 13th century Russia.

Schikaneder, Jakub
— ‘Sleeper’ time agent in 19th century Prague; painter and exile.

Schmidt, Andreas
— alias for Russian time agent Dankevich.

Schultz, Auguste
— Chief Operative of the Investigative Institute in 2343.

Semevskii
— field worker at Cherdiechnost, in 13th century.

Seydlitz, Max
— ‘
Reisende
’ or time agent, in charge of Project Barbarossa.

Shafarevich
— German time agent; henchman to Yastryeb, ‘The Hawk’, Grand Master of the Russians.

Shaposhnikov
— captain of a trading boat in 13th century Russia.

Smith, The
— a smith, also possibly a time agent; from Belyj, in 13th century Russia.

Stahlecker, Dr Walther
— commander of
Einsatzgrupen A
in the 1940s.

Stein
— German time agent in 18th century Baturin.

Svetov, Arkadi
— Russia’s chief agent in the 24th century.

Sviatislav —
Grand Prince of Vladimir in 13th century Russia.

Talyzin

posadnik
of Rzhev in 13th century Russia.

Terekhov
— the miller at Cherdiechnost, in 13th century Russia.

Urd
— Goddess of Norse mythology.

Urte
— one of the women at the platform in Four-Oh. Also an expert physicist, technician and mathematician.

Werner
— brother of the Northern Crusades in 13th century Prussia.

Woolf, Paul
— student at the Akademie, Neu Berlin, 2343; son of Chief Geneticist Woolf of the Institute in Vienna.

Yakovlev, Alexander

boyar
in the Tver
veche
(or council) in 13th century Russia.

Yastryeb
— see Chkalov, Grand Master of Time for the Russians.

Zarah
— most senior of the women who run Four-Oh’s operating system, the platform. Sweet on Otto.

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