on 21 May 2012
Outstanding research and analysis.
There's something here for the very simple to the very profound thinkers of our time. On occasion my mind boggled at the concepts encountered in this book, then at other times my mind became educated to some fascinating theories I had never encountered before, written in the simplest of terms.
I can't conceive of another book ever being written addressing all aspects of Time Travel as Mr. Nahin has written so thoroughly, and so eloquently here. He travels back in time to uncover the earliest references to the excitement, the frustration, and the paradox of Time Travel, right through to modern theories and conjectures of scientists, philosophers, and science fiction writers of today - and everyone else in-between!
For the Time Traveling enthusiast this book is a horn of plenty, a wealth of abundance, and a nourishment of science and fiction regarding the possibility (or not) of Time Travel able to feed the hungriest of minds. There's enough material here to keep the liveliest of book clubs busy poring over months and months of discussion and debate. There's also enough material here to furnish Sci-fi novelists with ideas for 20 or 30 future novels they may wish to write.
It really is a brilliantly researched and wonderfully written book on the mystery of all mysteries... Time Travel.