THE ACCIDENTAL TIME MACHINE by Joe Haldeman

THE ACCIDENTAL TIME MACHINE

KIRKUS REVIEW

A time-travel yarn in the classic style from Haldeman (A Separate War, 2006, etc.).

In 2058, MIT graduate student Matt Fuller realizes that the calibrator he’s built is actually a forward-traveling time machine. He tests it with a pet turtle, and then sticks it into a 1956 bright-red Thunderbird and escapes his rather unpromising present. Each time the machine is activated, it travels farther ahead. His first jaunt lands him about a month into the future, where he’s faced with a murder charge; subsequent trips, impelled either by simply awkward or by downright dangerous situations, transport him to strange and often unpleasant futures, inhabited by religious fundamentalists, ignorant lotus-eaters or, apparently, by no humans at all. Along with two companions, an innocent young woman and a potentially duplicitous artificial intelligence, Matt persists in his journey, armed with evidence that suggests that just ahead of him lies the means to return to his starting point.

A great deal of fun and compulsively readable while it lasts, and it leaves the reader wanting more.

Pub Date: Aug. 7th, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-441-01499-6
Page count: 272pp
Publisher: Ace/Berkley
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15th, 2007




GRAND MASTERS OF SCI FI & FANTASY PART 4:

Fiction THE ALIEN YEARS by Robert Silverberg
by Robert Silverberg
Sci-Fi THE LONGEST WAY HOME by Robert Silverberg
by Robert Silverberg
Fiction FREEDOM'S LANDING by Anne McCaffrey
by Anne McCaffrey
Fiction FREEDOM'S CHALLENGE by Anne McCaffrey
by Anne McCaffrey

MORE BY JOE HALDEMAN

Sci-FiCAMOUFLAGE by Joe Haldeman
by Joe Haldeman
FictionFOREVER FREE by Joe Haldeman
by Joe Haldeman
FictionFOREVER PEACE by Joe Haldeman
by Joe Haldeman

SIMILAR BOOKS SUGGESTED BY OUR CRITICS:

IndieLIFE II by Scott Spotson
by Scott Spotson
FictionEXTINCTION by Mark Alpert
by Mark Alpert
IndieTHE COLLECTION by Chris Monaghan
by Chris Monaghan