The Accidental Time Machine

The Accidental Time Machine

eBook - 2014
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NOW IN PAPERBACK-FROM THE AUTHOR OF MARSBOUND Grad- school dropout Matt Fuller is toiling as a lowly research assistant at MIT when he inadvertently creates a time machine. With a dead-end job and a girlfriend who left him for another man, Matt has nothing to lose in taking a time-machine trip himself'or so he thinks.
Publisher: New York : Ace Books, 2014
ISBN: 1436235383 (electronic bk.)
9781436235389 (electronic bk.)
144063565X (electronic bk.)
9781440635656 (electronic bk.)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK S HALDEMAN
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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mammothhawk229e
Sep 15, 2017

Meh. Cheekily average. Not all plot threads settled.

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JackPurcell
Oct 23, 2016

A fairly imaginative, innovative time travel story without taking the journey onto roads where other writers have already left deep ruts.

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Bettyboophume
Sep 15, 2011

Excellent Sci Fi and I have read most of the masters. Joe Haldeman belongs up there at the top. However...was there a sequel? It kind of ends and needs more.

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mcdillj
Feb 13, 2010

I thought this book was pretty interesting and the story compelling... until the last chapter. I am beginning to suspect, having also read "Forever Free," that this author is quite capable of writing an interesting story and putting characters in interesting situations, but in the end seems to resort to really contrived endings that leave me disappointed.

The Forever War was quite good. Read that.

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bazzlevi
Feb 02, 2010

Most of this is a mildly amusing romp, but the end is terribly disappointing. The central mystery of the story (who paid his bail?) is never resolved, at least not directly or in a way that makes sense. Haldeman has some interesting ideas here, but they never really coalesce into a coherent whole.

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