The Accidental Time Machine Hardcover – 7 August 2007
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- Publisher : Berkley Pub Group (7 August 2007)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 278 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0441014992
- ISBN-13 : 978-0441014996
- Dimensions : 16.1 x 2.69 x 23.42 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 649,346 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Joe Haldeman is a Vietnam veteran whose classic novels The Forever War and Forever Peace both have the rare honor of winning the Hugo and Nebula Awards. He has served twice as president of the Science Fiction Writers of America and is currently an adjunct professor teaching writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Joe Haldeman is currently an adjunct professor teaching writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Fun, quick popcorn read by HaldemanReviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 November 2015
Solid read by Joe Haldeman. Pacing is fast and this book is a very quick read. Full of Haldeman's particular sense of humor and wit, the story is engrossing but there is not nearly as much depth to his characters or plot in this one as there is in his absolutely stellar "Forever War" which is one of the crowning jewels of SciFi. Initially I was a bit disappointed as I thought that I had purchased a different book of his "Camouflage", however that was my mistake. Once I had read the first pages the book however had me hooked and I read it in a single day. Only 4 stars as I would not rate it among my all time favorites or as a book I would read several times over. Nonetheless, definitely a good read even if somewhat formulaic and flat. Title of the review says it all.
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WHY SET THIS IN THE FUTURE?Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 4 September 2015
I would suggest that, to be successful, a time travel novel should take the present day as its starting point (so that the author can compare and contrast the present with the future or the past as the case may be). This book is set in the year 2050 so it is about someone in the fairly distant future travelling into the even more distant future. I would have enjoyed the book a lot more if the main character was a contemporary figure I could identify with.
Too slowReviewed in the United Kingdom on 6 January 2020
Five StarsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 3 May 2018
Really great book!
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Mr. Stephen Parkin
Excellent.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 8 August 2015
Fine novel. Mr Haldeman manages to put a new twist on a well trodden theme and does not disappoint.