The Man Who Folded Himselfby David Gerrold
This classic work of science fiction is widely considered to be the ultimate time-travel novel. When Daniel Eakins inherits a time machine, he soon realizes that he has enormous power to shape the course of history. He can foil terrorists, prevent assassinations, or just make some fast money at the racetrack. And if he doesn't like the results of the change, he can simply go back in time and talk himself out of making it! But Dan soon finds that there are limits to his powers and forces beyond his control.
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David Gerrold is the author of Jumping Off the Planet and When HARLIE Was One, which was nominated for Hugo and Nebula awards. He lives in Northridge, California. Geoffrey Klempner is the director of studies for the International Society of Philosophers.
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The author illustrates through the story line that time travel is truly the personal experience of each time traveler. Through the story, it is easy to see how little changes to the past will lead the traveler into another dimension different from the dimension then the one the traveler had originated from. The author leaves the reader looking forward to what comes next and completely pulls the reader into the story through one's individual imagination. It does make perfect sense that a person traveling through time cannot rewrite history or change the future of things to come but can only alter their own dimensional universe as they know it. This is an excellent read and although it is science fiction based, it does parallel with the theories and understanding of time travel concepts so widely discussed in cosmology. This book leaves the reader with many thoughts to ponder.
Oh my!!!! this is one of the best sci-fi books ever written!! i have been looking for another copy of it for almost a decade (i lent mine to someone and never got it back) this should be a necessary read for anyone!!! short and sweet!