Timeline

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Alfred A. Knopf, 1999 - Fiction - 449 pages
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Michael Crichton's new novel opens on the threshold of the twenty-first century. It is a world of exploding advances on the frontiers of technology. Information moves instantly between two points, without wires or networks. Computers are built from single molecules. Any moment of the past can be actualized -- and a group of historians can enter, literally, life in fourteenth-century
feudal France.


Imagine the risks of such a journey.


Not since Jurassic Park has Michael Crichton given us such a magnificent adventure. Here, he combines a science of the future -- the emerging field of quantum technology -- with the complex realities of the medieval past. In a heart-stopping narrative, Timeline carries us into a realm of unexpected suspense and danger, overturning our most basic ideas of what is possible.
  

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User Review  - Jasey - Goodreads

Superbly written sci fi thriller. Great attention to detail, well paced and exciting. Despite some impressive dialogue the character development is thin; the protagonists are treated much like actors. Overall very enjoyable, the movie apparently is dreadful. Read full review

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User Review  - Michael Alan Grapin - Goodreads

Some years ago I was involved in the SCA, a group that recreated the middle ages for amusement. Some took the study of history more seriously than others. Reading Timeline brought back a lot of the ... Read full review

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Michael Crichton was born in Chicago, in 1942. His novels include The Andromeda Strain, The Great Train Robbery, Congo, Jurassic Park, and Disclosure. He is also the creator of the television series ER.

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