The Accidental Time Machine
Joe Haldeman

Joe Haldeman “has quietly become one of the most important science fiction writers of our time” (Rocky Mountain News). Now he delivers a provocative novel of a man who stumbles upon the discovery of a lifetime-or many lifetimes.

Grad-school dropout Matt Fuller is toiling as a lowly research assistant at MIT when, while measuring subtle quantum forces that relate to time changes in gravity and electromagnetic force, his calibrator turns into a time machine. With a dead-end job and a girlfriend who has left him for another man, Matt has nothing to lose taking a time machine trip himself-or so he thinks.

The Accidental Time Machine book cover

“But simply putting yourself in the future, well, you could do that by just standing around. No profit in it unless you could come back.”

This was quite a fun read, though entropy holds true – i.e. the further forward in time you go, the less time you seem to spend there. Still, for time travel fans, its an interesting one, especially with the depiction of the future mapped out so neatly.

Published by Sean Randall

I am an avid reader, technologist and disability advocate living in the middle of England with my wife, daughter and pets.

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