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Science fiction has always been at the centre of my love of books, reading and indeed the ways I view my world. Gleick surveys SF for its roles in shaping how we view time, and his analysis is utterly compelling. There is an apt quotation in the book about how hard it is to consider Time and hold it up for analysis. Gleick's Time Travel: A History does just that with grace and an abiding reverence for the creators of our most portable of time machines: the book.
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this is really the history of time. is it even real, and, if so, what is it?
from cutting-edge physics to the more spiritual and so forth...
gets pretty detailed at some points with the science stuff but he quickly gets out of it when it gets a little too deep and back to demonstrating ideas with a pop culture twist and some fun!
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Too much lengthy quoting of odd old-school pontificators, not enough structure. This couldn't been pretty good with a firm editor but as it was I drifted in and out of caring.
I really enjoyed the last chapter but I found the journey of getting there a bit dull.
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