Book Review: The Man Who Folded Himself – by David Gerrold
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by Norbert Haupt
2w ago
David Gerrold wrote The Man Who Folded Himself first in 1973. There are additional revisions in 2003, that mention the American Airlines flight 191 crash of May 1979 and of course, 9/11 in 2001, both events that hadn’t happened yet in 1973. In the foreword, Robert J. Sawyer, a science fiction writer himself, praises the novel and cites it as the book that got him started as a science fiction writer. Reviewers call it the best time travel story of all time. It was definitely the first truly unique one since H.G. Wells’ novel in 1895. Dan Eakins inherits a time machine from his uncle, who serve ..read more
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I Am Listed in Top 25 Time Travel Book Blogs
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by Norbert Haupt
1M ago
I received a surprise email from feedspot.com advising me that my blog was listed in the Top 25 Time Travel Book Blogs. Check this out – I am number 19. Top 25 Time Travel Book Blogs I didn’t expect that I would be listed there, so I checked. Going onto the Book Reviews tab in my block, you can type “Time Travel” into the search box on that page, and it’ll return 62 results. Yes, apparently I have read, reviewed and rated 62 time travel books thus far, and that would be a significant enough body of work to be on that list. Maybe it warrants another post summarizing all 62 reviews, perhaps list ..read more
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Book Review: Yestertime – by Andew Cunningham
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by Norbert Haupt
8M ago
Ray Burton, a journalist from Florida, travels to Flagstaff, Arizona to support a good friend who is dying of cancer. After his friend dies, he drives to the outskirts of the city to visit Hollow Rock, a ghost town. By accident he stumbles into a hidden cave where he finds a trunk left by a man named Stan Hooper in 1870. Along with some old belongings, there is a note, and a camera with several memory cards. Clearly, that can’t be. So Ray picks up the trunk and drives it home to Florida. When he starts researching the name Stan Hooper online, he soon gets a visit from a couple of goons w ..read more
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Book Review: The Unusual Second Life of Thomas Weaver – by Shawn Inmon
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by Norbert Haupt
8M ago
In 1976, Thomas Weaver is a sophomore student at Middle Falls High School. He is a socially awkward kid with mediocre grades. His father abandoned the family several years before. His mother raises him and his brother Zack, a senior, as a single mom working as a nurse. Zack is a star of the high school athletic team and one of the most popular kids in school. One day Zack invites his younger brother to a party. There is heavy drinking going on, and Zack passes out cold. Thomas drags him into the passenger seat of Zack’s Camaro. Even though he only has a learner’s permit, he decides to drive t ..read more
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Book Review: Split Second – by Douglas E. Richards
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by Norbert Haupt
8M ago
A brilliant physicist discovers that he can transport matter back in time, but only by 45.15 millionths of a second. That does not seem like a capability a that has any practical applications. However, as soon as the physicist sends an email to a close associate asking him to check his math, he and his girlfriend are abducted by a black operations team. While that does seem like really bad news, it quickly gets worse, when the government team gets attacked on route by another force, which results in a gun battle that kills everyone but the girlfriend, who barely escapes. She hires a private d ..read more
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Book Review: Sea of Tranquility – by Emily St. John Mandel
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by Norbert Haupt
8M ago
Sea of Tranquility is a misleading title for this book. This is a book about a pandemic (which came out just in April of 2022) which is meaningful as we all have learned a thing or two about pandemics in the last few years. It’s a book about time travel with an unusual twist, and of course it was the time travel part that got my attention first. It has very little to do with what we associate with the Sea of Tranquility, the location of the Apollo 11 moon landing, other than there are several moon bases near that location by the year 2200, two of which play a major role in the plot. It’s also ..read more
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Movie Review: The Adam Project (2022)
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by Norbert Haupt
8M ago
In 2050, time travel exists, and fighter jets can travel in time. Adam Reed is a pilot, trying to get to 2018, to save the future, but he crash-lands in 2022, conveniently in the backyard of his childhood home, where he meets his 12-year-old self. The two set out to fix a complicated future. None of this makes much sense. The movie is an excuse for lots of Matrix-like action and video game scenes. There are even storm troopers who are wearing silver suits instead of white ones, but who are also just expendable ray gun fodder. I was tempted to turn it off and leave it, but when I was half-way ..read more
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Book Review: Timeline – by Michael Crichton
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by Norbert Haupt
8M ago
Timeline was first published in 1999 and, having read most of Crichton’s books, I head read it right away. I remembered it vaguely as a time travel thriller. So I picked it back up again a couple of weeks ago. In France, a group of archeologists are studying a medieval village, complete with two castles and a monastery. All the buildings are ruins, of course, but they have a rich history dating back to the 14th century, while the Hundred Years’ War was raging, and England was routinely attacking and invading France. Their research is being funded by a multinational corporation. The company is ..read more
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Book Review: Conrad’s Time Machine – by Leo Frankowski
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by Norbert Haupt
8M ago
The friends and former roommates with the strange names of Tom Kolczyskrenski (try to pronounce that), Ian McTavish and Jim Hasenpfeffer get together for a motorcycle cruise across the country. Tom is an Air Force grunt with a genius IQ and an affinity for electronics. Ian got his degree in mechanical engineering and has a lucrative job with GM. Jim got his Ph.D. in behavioral science and is studying the social interactions of motorcycle gangs. When the three are on the road, they hear an explosion nearby and happen to be the first ones at the scene, before any rescue services arrive. They fi ..read more
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Book Review: Time Tunnel: The Eclipse – by Richard Todd
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by Norbert Haupt
8M ago
It is 1890. Annika finds herself without a transponder, which is the device she needs to return home to her own time in 2008. Stranded in time, with no way to go home, she makes the best of her situation and fights for the Sioux. She has a little help, because Kyle left his backpack on the counter in a bar when it disappeared. The bag contained his laptop which had basically all human knowledge as of 2008 on its hard drive (go figure how that would be possible). This is book three out of three in the Time Tunnel series by Richard Todd. There is a little time travel plot twist here, but otherw ..read more
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