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The Man Who Folded Himself
     

The Man Who Folded Himself

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by David Gerrold
 

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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

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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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Widely imaginative and mindbending.

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ISBN-13:
9781935618720
Publisher:
BenBella Books, Inc.
Publication date:
06/03/2003
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
127
Sales rank:
185,111
File size:
684 KB

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Everything you ever wanted to know about time travel.— Larry Niven

Meet the Author

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 Man Who Folded Himself 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The last time I was able to find this book, I bought all five copies that existed in the shop. Over the years they have disappeared into the collections of my (reader) friends never to be heard from again. It is an easy read and presents time travel concepts in an easy to understand fashion. It has also ruined many Sci-Fi show's time-travel episodes for me. This is because the episodes contain such obvious flaws that I now know of by reading this book.
MarkFL More than 1 year ago
Wow!! This is great for time travel fans!
Curtis-Steinhour More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic book and is my 2nd read.
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Rikh More than 1 year ago
Awesome book. Possibly the best time travel book ever written. If you like time travel stories, read this book.
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Awwwrite More than 1 year ago
A good premise for a time travel novel should should encompass the idea of the age-old and popular phrases - "If I knew then, what I know now" and "If I could go back and do it all over again" and of course, the most important ingredient- Imagination. What is a fictional story without a creative imagination? The answer would be "The Man who folded Himself, by David Gerrold". In fairness, the first 30 or so pages start out as a story and then it just stops. The writer just wanders along posing questions and turning the book into an essay on homosexuality. This is because his extreme lack of imagination and storytelling ability has his main character spending all of his time with his future self (a whole day into the future) and ultimately falling in love and having sex with himself. I have previously always made it a rule not to reveal any of the plot in a review, but I wish I had known how terrible this book was going to be before I purchased it, or was able to read the afterword where David Gerrold explains that he had to stop writing the book because he needed time to think about how to write the homosexual scenes. In my opinion, he should have abandoned the book and his writing career entirely. If you have issues with your sexuality, you shouldn't deceive the science fiction reading population by passing them off as a time travel novel. My condolences to anyone who purchased this awful attempt at time travel fiction.