McDevitt's Time Travelers Never Die
- I'm about 2/3 of the way thru Jack McDevitt's latest book and it is
Michael Shelbourne's father is a physicist who has disappeared.
Shelbourne receives letter from a lawyer who was his father's lawyer. The lawyer
has a box and in the box are three devices that turn out to be time machines.
Shelbourne and his friend Dave Dryden use the devices to visit New York in
1931 and save Winston Churchill's life. They then visit Italy in 1640 and
visit Galileo, go to Selma in 1965 to see the march, and Alexandria in
149bc and see the Library of Alexandria.
None of these places feel much different than a modern Philadelphia
suburb. The people of the time are not astounded by the idea of time travelers.
The streets of 17th century Italy are not full of horse poop, the people
don't stink, the Library is like any small town library.
Dryden and Shelbourne drop hints they have time machines, but so far the
government hasn't shown up
So, what's the point?
(I reject your reality and substitute my own)
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