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- File Size: 617 KB
- Print Length: 130 pages
- Publisher: PublishNation (22 May 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00CYNF6ZA
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- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,429,679 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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However, part of the enjoyment of the series is sharing Michael/ the author's sharply focused enthusiasms for football (one club above all), popular music (especially the two decades following WW II) and politics (one political philosophy, but spanning at least two centuries). The historic figures from these three areas provide plot lines for the attractions - and the great risks - of time travel. So, "Out of Time" becomes a vivid and closely argued essay in counter-factual history: what different future might Great Britain have faced if it had taken a different view of Russian-Ottoman rivalry in the 11th century? And - here's the neat twist - what different event in the 21st century might have led to a dire 20th century for the UK?
The dialogue can be a trifle stilted in the earlier parts, but in the final novella the genre almost changes from scientific fiction to the type of imaginary dialogue involving historic figures which was popular in the earlier part of the 20th century - see, for example Eric Linklater's witty "The Raft & Socrates asks Why" (1942). Here the writing develops page-turning fluency. You'll enjoy the journey, but make sure you know how to come back to the present.
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