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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  - jimocracy - LibraryThing

Because this story started so slowly, I almost put this book in my abandoned queue; but I 'm glad I didn't. I enjoyed the story and liked how the authored used quantum theory to make time travel ... Read full review

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User Review  - Almpro - Borders

I gave this book three stars for two reasons. I enjoy Michael Crichton's books, but this one lacked the thrill and on-edge scenarios that I usually read in his novels, and although Crichton does a ... Read full review

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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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