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Tunnel Through Time

3.54  ·  Rating Details  ·  146 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
This is a science fiction story about what it would be like to go back 80 million years in time and see what the Earth was like then.

A scientist has created a device that tunnels through time. The protagonist is his son, 17 year old Bob Miller. Bob and his father's friend, Doc Tom, and Doc Tom's son Pete volunteer for a time travel journey even though the device is not pe
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Published by Westminster John Knox Press (first published 1966)
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MonsterAteMy
Letting my nine-year old rate this one. He's much more the target audience for this SF vintage middle-grade novel from 1966. We read this out loud, a chapter or two at a time, just before bed. It's *Land of the Lost* meets *Stargate*, and is filled with golden-age goodness and quite a bit of outdated dinosaur speculation. Lots of fun, especially if you don't try to judge it by today's standards. Lester Del Rey (better known for his editing and still-going-strong SF publishing imprint) has anothe ...more
Jim Razinha
I had this as a kid and for a Year of Nostalgic Rereads, it was a no-brainier...once I stumbled across it again earlier this year. I had another copy of the same 1971 Scholastic edition from my childhood that I found at a Half Price Books but that's gone now. I'm pretty sure that this was the first book I read that involved time travel - I was 10 and don't recall another earlier written exposure. I was enamoured, though even my 10 year old eyes saw that Lester del Rey mixed up his timelines (I h ...more
Paul Darcy
by Lester Del Rey, published in 1966.

Time travel, the ultimate science fiction convention . . . Well, I think it is one of them at least. And this short novel by Lester Del Rey is one such tale.

And, I’m embarrassed to say, this is my first ever Lester Del Rey (written) story I’ve read. If you are in to science fiction then you will immediately recognize Del Rey as a publisher.

So how was this short novel? Well it’s a young boy’s adventure tale, but don’t expect anything quite so good as Heinlein.
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The other John
Oct 10, 2008 The other John rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: braincandy, sf
I literally picked this one up off the sidewalk. One evening whilst out strolling, we came a cross a neighbor's house with boxes of books for the taking sitting out along the sidewalk. It looks like the St. Alphonsus School Library was cleaning house and didn't feel like sending someone all the way down to the Goodwill. Anyway, I tell you this to explain why I bothered to read this particular book. Tunnel Through Time is a science fiction tale written for kids. Bob Miller is the seventeen-year-o ...more
Kevin Kraft
This book did much to fertilize my already-vivid imagination when I was a child. I was both surprised and not surprised that others have been similarly affected. One would likely ask why this book has never been made into a film. But, in truth, it has been a number of times over, as it is one of the pioneers of time-travel books and deserves a special place in literary annals.
Natalie
This is a science fiction story about what it would be like to go back 80 million years in time and see what the Earth was like then.

A scientist has created a device that tunnels through time. The protagonist is his son, 17 year old Bob Miller. Bob and his father's friend, Doc Tom, and Doc Tom's son Pete volunteer for a time travel journey even though the device is not perfected.

The time travelers wander through the Ice Age and other primitive surroundings, equipped with only the barest essent
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Gary Noel
Apr 15, 2015 Gary Noel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this as a kid and immediately fell in love with the concept of time travel. I still love time travel, whether it's books or movies.
Frank
Nov 03, 2014 Frank rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read many times as a kid. Rating based on that perspective.
Zahra Dashti
اون موقع که خوندمش دوسش داشتم :)
Julie
A cute story about time travel that takes people back to the age of the dinosaur, and then the difficult journey back to the present day in hazardous leaps forward in time.
Really easy read, and was entertaining, but a bit confusing at the end. I feel like the author was trying to make some kind of philosophical point, but it really didn't fit with the general feeling of the story - which was mostly flat.
Wayne
Sep 19, 2011 Wayne rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this was a book I'd read in my youf, but it turns out it wasn't. It's a book Jo read in her youf. It's a time-travel YA novel. A couple teenage boys go back in time and have to find their way back. It's better than I expected, but it's showing its age a bit.
Robert Brown
This was one of my favorites back when I was about eight years old. Maybe my first SF. I still have my forty-year-old copy, and just read it to my seven-year-old son, a chapter at a time, at bedtime. He liked it too. Maybe some day he'll read it to his son.
Christine Butler
This is another wonderful book I got through my elementary school years and loved it! I also read this to my kids in our evening reading times.
Dan
This was the first SF book I ever read (4th grade, I believe). I still have very fond memories of it.
Victor Yu
Feb 08, 2011 Victor Yu rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
good book , but cheap paper, it rips too easily and i don't like that. its like mad old paper man
Daniel F. Panessiti
Great book for kids who love dinosaurs and time travel...
Jim Morris
Oct 30, 2013 Jim Morris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book really lit up my imagination as a kid.
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Lester del Rey was an American science fiction author and editor. Del Rey is especially famous for his juvenile novels such as those which are part of the Winston Science Fiction series, and for Del Rey Books, the fantasy and science fiction branch of Ballantine Books edited by Lester del Rey and his fourth wife Judy-Lynn del Rey.

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