The Man Who Folded Himself

The Man Who Folded Himself This Classic Work Of Science Fiction Is Widely Considered To Be The Ultimate Time Travel Novel When Daniel Eakins Inherits A Time Machine, He Soon Realizes That He Has Enormous Power To Shape The Course Of History He Can Foil Terrorists, Prevent Assassinations, Or Just Make Some Fast Money At The Racetrack And If He Doesn T Like The Results Of The Change, He Can Simply Go Back In Time And Talk Himself Out Of Making It But Dan Soon Finds That There Are Limits To His Powers And Forces Beyond His Control. People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually from a non linear, non subjective viewpoint it slike a big ball of wibbly wobbly time y wimey stuffDoctor WhoI have reviewed several time traveling novels, but this is the first time I feel the above DW quote from the fan favorite episode Blink is appropriate The Man Who Folded Himself is stuffed to the gills with time travel paradoxes, bootstrap paradoxes even.Time travel as a sci fi trope hasPeople assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually from a non linear, non subjective viewpoint it slike a big ball of wibbly wobbly time y wimey stuffDoctor WhoI have reviewed several time traveling novels, but this is the first time I feel the above DW quote from the fan favorite episode Blink is appropriate The Man Who Folded Himself is stuffed to the gills with time travel paradoxes, bootstrap paradoxes even.Time travel as a sci fi trope has many different models In some novels time is
Rating 5 of fiveThe Publisher Says This classic work of science fiction is widely considered to be the ultimate time travel novel When Daniel Eakins inherits a time machine, he soon realizes that he has enormous power to shape the course of history He can foil terrorists, prevent assassinations, or just make some fast money at the racetrack And if he doesn t like the results of the change, he can simply go back in time and talk himself out of making it But Dan soon finds that there are li Rating 5 of fiveThe Publisher Says This
So many great books out there, and then I come across this one that manages to mobilize, outwardly, all the things that go through our own minds about ourselves, our dreams, our sexuality, and our agency in our own lives.And all it does is take the form of a short Time Travel novel Amazing.I mean, seriously, let s just throw out all paradox and assume, just for a moment, that all time travel iterations are possible This is the many, many, many worlds interpretation Go back and talk to yoursel So many great books out there, and then I come across this one that manages to mobilize, outwardly, all the things that go through our own minds about ourselves, our dreams, our sexuality, and our agency in our own lives.And all it does is take the form of a short Time Travel novel Amazing.I mean, seriously, let s just throw out all paradox and assume, just for a moment, that all time travel iterations are possible This is the many, many, many worlds interpretation Go back and talk to yourself times infinity No paradox, just added dimensions That means you never need to be alone T
Dec 28, 2009 David Gerrold uses time travel to develop an extended metaphor for human life The potentials of time travel take the loneliness, the quest for self knowledge, and the futile quest to understand why we exist as ourselves to the most literal and profound extremes The almost omnipotent protagonist Eakins constantly reshapes the timestream he exists in to suit his changing personality, and thus all his character developments become quite literally reflected in the world around him Dec 28, 2009 David Gerrold uses time travel to develop an extended metaphor for human life The potentials of time travel take the loneliness, the quest for self knowledge, and the futile quest to understand why we exist as ourselves to the most literal and profound extremes The almost omnipotent protagonist Eakins constantly reshapes the timestream he exists in to suit his changing personality, and thus all his character developments become quite literally reflected in the world around him The tone is lonely and almost tragic near the end, showing that nothing not money, not love, not even time travel, can protect us from the oft unbearable aloneness of being, nor spare us the inevitable changes and losses Time imposes The book is written in somewhat subdued diary format, which
I can t say enough good things about this book, but I can definitively narrow down all the bad things into one simple sentence Too short.I ve read this book twice maybe actually three times and both times, I ve read it in one single sitting about three hours It s highly energetic and very entertaining The pages all but turn themselves.The story is about a boy who opens a box, and finds a belt in it, and a journal The journal is a collection of entries by all the people who have worn th I can t say enough good things about this book, but I can definitively narrow down all the bad things into one simple sentence Too short.I ve read this book twice maybe actually three times and both times, I ve read it in one single sitting about three hours It s highly energetic and very entertaining The pages all but turn themselves.The story is about a boy who opens a box, and finds a belt in it, and a journal The journal is a collection of entries by all the people who have worn the belt The belt allows the wearer to time travel Gerrol
There s genres, sub genres, and sub sub genres Science fiction is a genre the time travel story is a sub genre and, I would argue at any rate, the time travel story where you end up having sex with yourself is a sub sub genre Someone must have written a dissertation on it by now I m guessing that All You Zombies is marked as the first time the idea is used by a well known SF writer no doubt the author of the dissertation has managed to locate several unknowns who got there before Heinlein There s genres, sub genres, and sub sub genres Science fiction is a genre the time travel story is a sub genre and, I would argue at any rate, the time travel story where you end up having sex with yourself is a sub sub genre Someone must have written a dissertation on it by now I m guessing that All You Zombies is marked as the first time the idea
This is a lovely little mindbender of a book not hard science, for those who are so inclined But a true literature of ideas, looking at identity and self through the lens of time travel, through one man and all the versions of himself and how he chooses to use it.He is not a representative man, that s for sure He is self absorbed to a fault, choosing, once he has acquired a time travel belt, to socialize only with himself.Note The rest of this review has been withheld due to the recent ch This is a lovely little mindbender of a book not har
This book wasn t what I was looking for.I wanted a book about time travel, about changing the past and the future, and about some sort of time machine device That s what I was expecting based on the cover and the description And yes, I got that, but I also got a lot of ruminations on how time travel works, how it affects the world, and how it affects Dan This book is full of lots and lots of internal monologue Not much action Not even much time travel, when compared to the a
When Daniel Eakins Uncle Jim passes away, he inherits a time machine shaped as a belt known as a time belt He quickly begins to use the object Will the choices he makes affect the time stream as we know it and ruin the world Read on and find out for yourself.This was a pretty good but weird time travel story that I got for a friend as part of an ebook swap I participated in at an online book club I liked all of it but ignored the sex parts If you like time travel stories, def check this boo When Daniel Eakins Uncle Jim passes away, he inherits a time machine shaped as a belt known as a time belt He quickly begins to use the object Will the choices he makes affect the time stream as we know it and ruin the world Read o
Brilliant little story full of my favourite classic time travel tropes and plots Dan s old, lonely uncle left him a belt in place of a promised fortune Dan was ready to toss the belt when he noticed that it was actually a time travel machine And hence comes the gambling, the meeting past and future selves, the multiple timelines, and the sex with well, yourself I m very happy with the cycle of Dans and Dons and how their past and future selves change the timelines of each other Gerrold m Brilliant little story full of my favourite clas

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  • Paperback
  • 127 pages
  • The Man Who Folded Himself
  • David Gerrold
  • English
  • 07 July 2019
  • 1932100040