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  - Jennabear - Borders

Gripping and compelling - the kind of book you can't put down! So well written and differs significantly from the movie... which is a good thing since the movie was sub-par at best. Read full review

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It was a very interesting book. I liked the combination of physics with history. I generally love history oriented fiction and this is one such book. The author has maintained the pace all through the book. Enjoyed reading it.

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About the author (1999)

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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