Loops in the Timescape
On Sale: January 15, 2019
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In this thematic sequel to Gregory Benfordâ€™s
award-winning bestseller Timescape, a history
professor finds that he is able travel back to 1968, the
year he was sixteenâ€”here, he finds a slew of mentors with
the same ability, including Robert Heinlein, Albert
Einstein, and Philip K. Dick and becomes a successful
Hollywood screenwriter until some wicked time travelers try
to subvert him.
Itâ€™s 2002, and Charlie, in his late forties, is a bit of a
sad-sack professor of history going through an unpleasant
divorce. While flipping the cassette of an audiobook he gets
into a car accident with a truck, and wakes up, fully aware
as his adult mind, in his sixteen-year-old body in 1968.
Charlie does the thing we all imagine: he takes what he
remembers of the future and uses it for himself in his
present, the past. He becomes a screenwriter, anticipating
the careers of Francis Ford Coppola and Steven Spielberg,
and then, in a 1980s life of excess, he dies, and wakes up
again in his bedroom at sixteen in 1968.
Charlie realizes things he didnâ€™t see the first time: that
there are others like him, like Albert Einstein, Philip K.
Dick, Robert Heinlein. In fact, there is a society of folks
who loop through time to change the world for their agenda.
Now, Charlie knows he has to do something other than be
self-indulgent and he tries to change one of the events of
1968 in this clever thriller.
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