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Tijdlijn

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TIJD LIJN begint op de drempel van de eenentwintigste eeuw.
De technologie heeft enorme sprongen voorwaarts gemaakt. De quantummechanica beheerst de wereld en de mogelijkheden lijken eindeloos.

Er is een geheel nieuwe manier van reizen mogelijk, waarbij mensen molecuul voor molecuul worden afgebroken en elders opgebouwd. Op een andere plaats, of in een andere tijd.

Zo reis
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Paperback, 496 pages
Published 2000 by Uitgeverij Luitingh-Sijthoff (first published November 16th 1999)
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Henry Avila
May 14, 2017 Henry Avila rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In the world of pseudoscience, the subject of time travel is always entertaining , fascinating and downright shall we say, fun...Imagine going back to any year, in the distant, obscure past, (reachable now )...taking a peek, looking around the corner , at the mysteries, seeing actual situations and judging for yourself . What was real, not myths, legends or fabrications ( a polite word for lies), meeting important, famous people in history books, places that are long gone or in ruins now, yet st ...more
Stacey
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Nikoleta
Mar 02, 2017 Nikoleta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Μία πολύ ωραία περιπέτεια, η οποία δίνει μια διάσταση στα ταξίδια στο χρόνο, που δεν θα μπορούσα ποτέ να φανταστώ. Ο Crichton είχε μελετήσει πάρα πολύ καλά την κβαντική μηχανική και τον 14ο αιώνα, τον οποίο πιστεύω, μετέφερε καταπληκτικά στο βιβλίο.
Τα αρνητικά που βρήκα στο κείμενο είναι ότι οι 600 σελίδες του βιβλίου, κατά την γνώμη μου, είναι πολλές και με κούρασαν σε αρκετά σημεία. Ειδικά οι πρώτες 200 σελίδες δεν προσφέρουν τίποτα σημαντικό, παρά αναλύουν ξανά και ξανά την κβαντική μηχανική
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Space
Sep 09, 2011 Space rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: time-travel
This was the first Crichton novel I read, which is probably to his advantage. I knew it was fiction, so I was able to pick it up and cruise right through it. Had I started on The Andromeda Strain, or Airframe, I might have thought he was a non-fiction writer and not given him a proper chance. As it turns out, I was instantly hooked, and began to furiously and ferociously collect everything I could get my hands on by Michael Crichton. Now I've read most of his novels, and have met him in person. ...more
John
I loved this book... and then some arse made a really crap film and the book lost some of its shine... I couldn't rid my mind of the film set and actors.

I still quite like the book.
Jim
May 08, 2008 Jim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-action
This was a good one.

When you step into a time machine, fax yourself through a "quantum foam wormhole," and step out in feudal France circa 1357, be very, very afraid. If you aren't strapped back in precisely 37 hours after your visit begins, you'll miss the quantum bus back to 1999 and be stranded in a civil war, caught between crafty abbots, mad lords, and peasant bandits all eager to cut your throat. You'll also have to dodge catapults that hurl sizzling pitch over castle battlements. On the
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Joe Valdez
Mar 27, 2014 Joe Valdez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The next stop in my time travel marathon (November being Science Fiction Month) was Timeline, Michael Crichton's 1999 thriller. Crichton was not what I think of as a prolific writer; he published sixteen novels in his lifetime under this own name, beginning in 1969 with The Andromeda Strain. Perhaps the movies produced from most of these titles make it seem like Crichton was everywhere. I'd like to think that maybe the author devoted the time between novels conducting backbreaking research. With ...more
Ahmad Sharabiani
هر کس در برابر نظریه ی کوانتوم بهت زده نشود، آن را نفهمیده است. نیلز بوهر - 1927
هیچ کس نظریه ی کوانتوم را نمیفهمد. ریچارد فـِینمـَن - 1967
Timeline, Michael Crichton
عنوان: خط زمان؛ نویسنده: مایکل کرایتون؛ مترجم: محمدحسین ترکی؛ تهران، نیلا، 1383؛ در 560 ص؛ شابک: 9649600186؛ موضوع: داستانهای خیال انگیز علمی از نویسندگان امریکایی قرن 20 م
شرکت آی.تی.سی. با بهره گیری از دانش فیزیک کوانتوم، فناوری نوینی ابداع کرده، که امکان سفر به زمان گذشته را فراهم میکند. ادوارد جانسن، استاد تاریخ و سرپرست گروهی که د
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Lisa
Dec 23, 2008 Lisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This book was my introduction to Crichton and I fell in love!
I fell in love because this is an author who does extensive research on the subjects he writes about. So he not only entertains, he teaches you something in the process.
In Timeline, Crichton combines science(quantum technology) and history(medieval) in a heart-stopping adventure. A group of historians are given the opportunity to literally enter life in fourteenth-century feudal France. But this is not your typical time travel story.
Dana Kenedy (Dana and the Books)
This book. This is THE book for me.
StoryTellerShannon
Since there are over 1400 reviews, no need for me to list the details of the story. They're at other posts. Here's my feeling of the reading experience:

STRENGTHS OF THIS NOVEL: movement, pacing, good concept, events are well stringed along

WEAKNESSES OF THIS NOVEL: characters lack depth, believability issues sometimes, not enough details to feel one is actually in the medieval ages, characters seem to get out of problems too easily (i.e. lots of other people die around them but the main people do
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Eric
I’ve never been terribly impressed with Michael Crichton. He writes excellent action and adventure scenes, but his characters always seem flat and one-dimensional, never doing much more than dodging dinosaurs or white gorillas. Not surprisingly, what I feel is his best novel to date, Disclosure, lacks the heart-pounding action and delves more into conflicts between characters, which I found much more compelling.

I had high hopes for Timeline, a weighty book that had drawn good reviews from the f
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Paul O'Neill
Apr 30, 2016 Paul O'Neill rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
A time travelling, sword swinging, science laden, probability speaking, historically interesting, magnificent tale!

Even though Crichton is a popular author, I think he's underrated. At least that's what I think in the two books I've read (the other being Jurassic Park). I must read more of his work. Anybody got any suggestions?

The format of this book is perfect. The way each chapter ended with a cliff hanger reminded me of George R.R. Martin. It creates something that you just don't want to put
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Vladimir Ćeha
Nov 09, 2016 Vladimir Ćeha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Za Majkla Krajtona sam se ponovo zainteresovao gledajući seriju Westworld, pa sam uzeo iz biblioteke prvu njegovu knjigu na koju sam naišao. Krajtona pamtim kao nekoga ko piše odlične akcione scene i čiji su zapleti intrigantni, na štetu likova koji su nešto slabije razrađeni.

Takav utisak održao se i do danas. Mreža vremena nije roman o putovanju kroz vreme iako bismo to prvo pomislili, već o putovanju u druge univerzume. Krajton je puno pažnje posvetio naučnom aspektu priče, pa je prvi deo pre
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John
Jul 02, 2010 John rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Rad Ryan
Jan 22, 2011 Rad Ryan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A novel for all-time. The one who made me to love books.
At my age when I read it, I was like WHAT THE HELL, WHAT's THE MEANING OF THAT WORD . I was 13 at that time, I always make a fool out of myself. My classmates were asking me how can I understand it or do I understand it, all kinds of questions who irritates me.

3 months=1 book!
I mean how hurtful and so hateful with it! There are more books than to read! And my goal for my life is to read more than 100 books or even more!
I HATE NOVELS *c
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Jackie
Oct 27, 2008 Jackie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Time travel gets me almost everytime!
This novel was exciting and unique, I could hardly put it down. Cool quantum technology that I barely understood aside, I felt like I was transported to the 100 Years War along with the team that sets out to find the Professor. And that's what makes a good novel into a great novel for me, and Timeline delivered.
One of Crichton's best.
And I got a crush on Marek so that helps in keeping it on my favorite book list. I think I'll read in again soon.
misha
Jul 19, 2007 misha rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fastreads, 2007
Total piece of crap book that I got from a book swap.

That said, while I did a lot of skimming, this was a perfectly fine book to read while on mass transit... as long as I kept the cover down so that no one would know that I was reading crap.

And now you know that I sometimes read crap.
Werner
Mar 20, 2008 Werner rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of action-oriented science-fiction
My reaction to this book was a lot more favorable than Stacey's --but I do have to agree with some of her criticisms. Because of his "hard" sci-fi orientation, Crichton insisted on trying to extrapolate an explanation for time-travel from existing science, his vehicle being quantum theory. Since this is too complex and counter-intuitive for most people to understand (and some of us suspect it of being a bunch of hooey anyway!), the "explanation" doesn't serve much purpose, and does wind up being ...more
Stephen
2.0 stars. My least favorite Michael Crichton novel. I just never became interested in any of the characters or the story line.
Damon
Apr 13, 2013 Damon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Crichton takes another swing at time travel. After a brainy first act that presents a layman's comprehension of quantum physics, the narrative shifts admirably into a more traditional adventure story about a group of college students trapped in France during the Hundred Years War, who have to use their modern educations of the 17th century to survive and get back home. One of the things I like about the science in Crichton's books is that it feels like he is explaining it to himself even as he e ...more
Bhanuj
Never judge a book by its cover. Also, never judge one by the plot written at the back. Timeline by Michael Crichton is a time-hop action drama, traversing the present and the fourteenth century medieval past.

History gets opened up to the present as a professor is marooned in the fourteenth century medieval world. His students are swept off to the headquarters of ITC, the multinational organization that made the technology possible. The plan is to send them back in time and rescue the professor,
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Alicja
Rating: 3/5

Summary: A mysterious company has been developing new quantum technologies... A mysterious archeological site in France founded by the mysterious company leads a professor to seek answers from those who provide his research funding... The professor's grad students find modern objects at the site dating back to the 14th century... The professor is trapped in time and they must attempt a rescue...

Review:

Here is what I loved about it:
1. The research into theoretical physics and perfect
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Patrice Hoffman
Jan 02, 2013 Patrice Hoffman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great read by the late Michael Crichton. I always feel a little smarter after having read one of his novels because of his writing approach and how he offers nuggets of factual information. These factual nuggets are what makes his novels so popular. They are well-researched and laid out in a way that isn't intimidating to the reader.

I was extremely excited that this turned out to be an adventure story wrapped up in pretty science-fiction wrapping paper, topped of historical fiction as i
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Lynn
Jan 31, 2012 Lynn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
It seems a lot of people feel this was one of Crichton's weaker efforts but I enjoyed reading this. It may be that, beyond the opening, there was not as much technology-driven plot as there was medieval adventure and romance. I thought it was entertaining and found that Crichton was able to keep me interested while I was reading.

Not a bad way to spend your reading time.
Kathryn
Mar 16, 2013 Kathryn rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I was stunned at the lack of character description in this book. It's no wonder these novels are made so easily into screenplays. Granted, it's only the second Crichton novel I've ever read, so perhaps I should know better?

The premise of Timeline was strangely dichotomous pro/anti-science. I'm not sure if the author is implying that people are what make innovations morally wrong, or that extreme innovations are morally wrong by themselves. This story is another instance of the low-tech scientist
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Rebecca ♥ Ash, Kishan, Warner ♥
This is a great adventure. As Michael Crichton says, he wanted to try something new with an old genre, and he succeeded.

I think he did an excellent job with the science as well. Unless you are an expert in the field, Crichton can convince you just long enough, that it might be possible.
Jesse A
Dull. Characters were nonexistent. Worse than Congo.
Tarina
Mar 03, 2015 Tarina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is marvelous if you're just getting into or are already into fantasy and/or historical fiction. I know I learned a ton of information about the 14th century even though I kinda consider myself a sage of speculative fiction haha. Crichton is just so so so good at explaining really advanced concepts in such a way that lay people can understand.

The reason why I bring up fantasy, is because I honestly can't think of one work of (high) fantasy that isn't based, or at least derived from, th
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Alyssa Nelson
Many might be familiar with Timeline from the movie adaptation with Paul Walker and Gerard Butler -- I saw that movie ages ago when it came out and finally got around to reading the book. I can't really compare it to the movie, because I saw that so long ago, but I thoroughly enjoyed the book. Timeline is about a group of archaeologists who must travel to the fourteenth century (during a time of war) to rescue their professor.

Honestly, I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. Though I lo
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Michael Crichton (1942–2008) was one of the most successful novelists of his generation, admired for his meticulous scientific research and fast-paced narrative. He graduated summa cum laude and earned his MD from Harvard Medical School in 1969. His first novel, Odds On (1966), was written under the pseudonym John Lange and was followed by seven more Lange novels. He also wrote as Michael Dougla ...more
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“In other centuries, human beings wanted to be saved, or improved, or freed, or educated. But in our century, they want to be entertained. The great fear is not of disease or death, but of boredom. A sense of time on our hands, a sense of nothing to do. A sense that we are not amused.” 103 likes
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