From Time to Time (Time #2)
Simon Morley, whose logic-defying trip to the New York City of the 1880s in Time and Again has enchanted readers for twenty-five years, embarks on another trip across the borders of time. This time Reuben Prien at the secret, government-sponsored Project wan...more
Now the bad news. I'm not sure if it was Jack Finney's editor who had the idea to put out a sequel twenty-five years later or Jack himself that loved the time period and wanted ...more
Si returns to his present day in the 1990’s from the time and place he has made home for the last four y ...more
Simon Morley is a time traveler. He worked on a secret government project in modern times (which in the first novel was the 1970s) which experimented with time travel, and Simon was successful in traveling to the late 1800s. He met a woman and decided to stay there, so we find Simon wi ...more
Let me say this up front. The only reason I didn't give the book five stars is because I expected more of the Titanic and the grand ship doesn't show up until page 279. From then on, we're at the races unti ...more
The action begins with Ruben Prien recovering memories of the time travel project he was working on, a project that disappeared when Si Morley changed history at the end of Time and Again. Prien finds another person who had time-traveled successfully; the traveler goes back to 1882 and stops Simon from stopping the creator of the project from being born. Are you with me? ...more
However, much like with "Time and Again", I immediately got sucked into "From Time to Time". I found the beginning of the novel to be captivating and fresh. Unfortunately, I felt that ...more
As in book one (and, come to think of it, as in H.G. Wells' A Modern Utopia ), the premise is that it's possible (at least for Si Morley a ...more
I loved the suspense in the book – even so much as the suspense built in one chapter that was revealed/resolved by the end of the same chapter or in some cases several chapters later. Who was the man in the psychologist office? Who is Jotta Girl? Who are Ted a ...more
* Time travel
* Julia, Simon's wife knowing his origin and being supportive
* Humming queer tunes
* Simon Morley's nice 1880 family
* Preventing Dr. Danziger's parents from meeting
* Jotta girl
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As the previous book, the first 15% of the book is spent to nicely develop the sequel where a series of events will lead to another mission.
Unfortunately, afterwards, it becomes just a showcase of events from the past. The author picks some newspaper articles, citing them and developing a story on them. Sadly these stories are just a distractions, besides few interesting events.
At around 90% the book picks up the real story and quickl ...more
the plot would seem to be about the main character trying to stop WWI from happening. the problem is he never really tries more than a half-hearted, failed conversation with one dude that's like a page of the entire book.