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Posted March 19, 2010
For a science fiction novel based upon an historical figure, the author did little to research historical fact. One glaring mistake is his reference to H. G. Wells' amazement at the invention of the telephone after he time-travels to 1979 San Francisco. The book opens in the year 1893 in London, but after he has made his first 'trip' to 1979 he is overcome by some of the advancements made since 'his time'. The author has Wells pondering the significance of the telephone and all the possibilities it presents for communication. One problem...versions of the phone were already known about and in use as early as 1875, so it's not an invention he should have had his main character be unaware of.
I can understand some of the dated plot line as the book was written in 1979, but the writing style is a bit amateurish for someone who has written other novels.
Posted November 4, 2010
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