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Castaways in Time (Castaways in Time #1)

3.57  ·  Rating Details ·  186 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Could the future technology withstand the challenge of creatures out of legend?
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Published April 1st 1982 by Roc (first published 1979)
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Pat Cummings
Mar 11, 2015 Pat Cummings rated it really liked it
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Robert Adams is probably best known for his post-apocalyptic Horseclans novels, but in keeping with what has turned into a December Marathon of Time-Travel Fiction, I re-read his "Castaways in Time".

Unfortunately, the Kindle version of this classic is full of OCR typos, which lost it a star. But the story is a good one. A mixed group of travelers battling an epic flood on the East Coast of the United States in present-day is suddenly (in a manner never fully explained) transported through time,
Jul 01, 2013 Michele rated it did not like it
Every minute spent reading this book was a tedious chore. The period language combined with dialogue in horrific phonetic accents makes it a painful struggle to get through. It took me two and a half months to finish when I usually read a book in a few days.
The whole book is really just following the main character, Foster, through a war. If there was ever a reason why he is fighting in the war I don't remember it. This isn't anything to do with time travel just endless, pointless war on horseba
Jul 26, 2010 Charles rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
This is the first in a second series by Adams. I thought this series started out somewhat better than the Horseclans books actually, although overall I didn't like the series as much. Good narrative drive, though and well worth reading.
Timothy Boyd
Jan 25, 2016 Timothy Boyd rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you like displaced people in time then this series is for you. Robert Adams does an excellent job of telling the troubles and adventures of this houseful of modern people jerked back to medieval Europe and their effect on history. Highly recommended
Crosstime type book - was okay but could have been a lot better (as in Lest Darkness Fall for instance)
Jan 29, 2015 Shinoski rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A good light read

I have been reading and re reading this series for years, and still enjoy it. Go ahead and buy the whole set, you cannot lose.
Apr 28, 2014 Barry rated it it was ok
I found this book very difficult to read and was barely able to force myself to finish it. It had good battle scenes but I never really understood the supposed storyline
Tome Addiction
Dec 16, 2013 Tome Addiction rated it it was ok
Shelves: sci-fi, time-travel
I've read better books by Robert Adams, the phonetical writing of dialect made the difficult to follow and slowed the flow of the story.

Stairway to Forever series is much much better.
Jan 06, 2016 Ray rated it really liked it
Generally a pretty good 'marooned in time' story with a slight twist. Really a solid 3.5 - 3.75 stars, so I felt I had to round up.
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Franklin Robert Adams (August 31, 1933 - January 4, 1990) was an American science fiction and fantasy writer, formerly a career soldier. He is best known for his "Horseclans" books. He wrote as Robert Adams, an abbreviated form of his full name.

Adams was an early pioneer of the post-holocaust novel. His Horseclans novels are precursors to many of today's attempts at this type of story, many of wh
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