Time Traders/Galactic Derelict (Time Traders / Ross Murdock, #1-2)
DRAFTED INTO THE ARMY OF TIME
Intelligence agents have uncovered something which seems beyond belief, but the evidence is incontrovertible: the USAs greatest adversary on the world stage is sending its agents back through time! And someone or something unknown to our history is presenting them with te...more
There are parts that move along, the beginning of Time Traders is good, but the middle becomes repetitive and the end cuts off a bit abruptly. The second book is a bit better, and featu ...more
Jag är inget större fan av tidsresor. Handlingen tycks vanligtvis bakbindas av att man måste vara så försiktig med att inte påverka och man brukar generellt veta vad som händer om handlingen är förlagd till mer kända perioder. Men här hamnar vi i en tid före högkulturer och historiska källor. Känns lite friskt.
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And it's good reading. Ross Murdock, ne'er do well, is offered the choice of rehabilitation or volunteering by the judge in charge of sentencing. So he signs up for something with the military, that turns out to be time travel. Mostly, though, it's the story of Ross fighting it out with pre-historical people and survival in the wilderness.
For those who care, there isn't any sex ...more
For this volume, Norton has updated The Time Traders (1958) and Galactic Derelict (1959) to take into account 40 years of political, social, and technological developments--such as computer games, a concluded cold war, and many more female characters in sf--without essentially changing them. In Time Traders, Ross Murdock has the choice of rehabilitation or volunteering for a secret research project, which turns out to be searching the past for the source of illicit technological i
It holds up fairly well - there are few anachronisms introduced by the advance of technology since Norton wrote the stories, but there are a few strange quirks of technology. Why is a refueling station still operative (barely) thousands of years after its abandonment, but the compon ...more
Time Traders - A good, short read, suitable for younger readers. The reactions and attitude of the young punk at the beginning felt authentic. The only part I found a little unrealistic was the way they tried to keep him in the dark after bringing him to their training base without any explanation; counting on some magical sense of rightness and patriotism to make him subsume himself to their agenda ...more
I picked up the Baen Free Library version when I was in between other titles and was just drawn into this one. Fantastic fun idea - Time Agents. There are certain aspects of this book that date it, both in world view from the time (America's greatest enemy) and in the descriptions of certain technology that was alien to the main characters. At one point in the book a set of headphones are described. I knew what they were, but the way they ...more
Written 30 years before the Berlin Wall finally fell, Russians are the Cold War foe here, but bigger, tougher enemies are gradually revealed. The dialogue's a bit s ...more
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Book #2 "Galactic Derelict" (YA space opera) — 3 stars