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Time After Time

3.69 of 5 stars 3.69  ·  rating details  ·  109 ratings  ·  18 reviews
In 1979 Karl Alexander burst upon the literary world with a brash, exciting novel with a unique concept: H. G. Wells, the famous, bestselling author of such sensations as The Time Machine and War of the Worlds had actually invented a time machine.

When Wells showed it off to his famous friends—such as Henry James, Ford Madox Ford and other literary lights of 1893 London, h...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published February 2nd 2010 by Forge Books (first published September 1st 1979)
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Sandi *~The Pirate Wench~*
I picked this up at a library sale and thought it looked interesting as it had all the kinds of reads I like in one book.A combination of romance,time-travel,suspense,sci-fi, and a touch of "horror" which is not my thing,but heck 4 out of 5 cant be bad,Im game.
1893 is the year,and H.G. Wells science enthusiast and a writer, invents a time-machine while researching his first novel. He gathers his old friends & classmates over to his house to let them in on his newest invention. Of course they...more
Dec 28, 2011 Mike rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: Anyone
Recommended to Mike by: Nicholas Meyers through his film of the same title
TIME AFTER TIME, Or, a case of Serendipity

As one deeply southern friend of mine might say, I am a "threat and a hazard" to hit a tag, garage, yard, or estate sale. Being a book lover which means I possess not one degree of shame, if I don't see a book at one of the aforementioned types of sales, I'll ask the seller might he or she have any books I might look at they might be willing to part with.

Sometimes, I'm met with a scowl and curt no. On other occasions, I get the curiously raised eye brow...more
"Whoosh" After pronouns and articles the most common word in the book but anywho...

It is impossible to consider this book in isolation from the film with the same name since they linked. One is not adapted from the other, or so I understand it, but rather they were produced simultaneously from a common outline ala 2001. They stand up well to the comparison if you like the one you'll like the other; there are differences in detail but not substance. But these differences are somewhat interesting....more
Roman très sympa dont l’argument de départ est le suivant : H. G. Wells présente à quelques amis son invention, la machine à voyager dans le temps. L’un de ces amis est en réalité le tristement célèbre Jack l’éventreur et va utiliser la machine de Wells pour partir dans le futur ! S’engage alors une poursuite entre Wells et l’éventreur…

Toute l’intelligence du récit tient au fait que Wells est en réalité l’auteur de La machine à voyager dans le temps, ainsi qu’au décalage entre la mentalité victo...more
This isn't fair but I'm only giving this two stars because, I saw the movie years ago and absolutely loved it. I only recently found out it was originally a book and thought great I'd love to read more about the characters etc. Well I'm afraid if that is what you want then like me you are going to be sorely disappointed. If you've seen the movie then you've read the book. Unusual for Hollywood but they practically hardly changed anything. So I'm disappointed because I didn't learn anything new....more
Ross Armstrong
This is a novel that was produced in conjuntion with the terrific film of the same name that starred Malcolm McDowell and David Warner.
It opens in 1893 with H. G. Wells holding a party to show everyone the actual time machine that he had built while researching his famous story. Unbeknownst to him, one of his close friends is actually Jack The Ripper. When he is discovered, Jack flees through time to the 1980s. Wells follows and realizes that Jack is more suited to this future than Wells. A real...more
Patrice Leonard
Un livre à étages multiples: au rez de chaussée, une histoire romantique qui fleure bon le XIXème alors qu'au premier un récit policier palpitant et bien mené nous prend au jeu de l'angoisse. Finalement, dans les malles du grenier, la confrontation des morales, celle du XIXème face à celle du XXème, celle de l'humaniste face à celle du criminel, celle de la science face à celle de la vie. Toutes jetées en pâture comme les chemises de nos grands-pères au fond des malles d'un autre temps. Pas de p...more
Interesting story - lots of action - good pace but this is an old story - 1979 so the POV jumped all overthe place and as sci fi it didn't age well.
I took this book on holiday after my brothers recommendation, the story was engaging funny and also quite thought provoking. This book is such an entertaining read and very well written, it captured the Victorian and modern day perspectives and differences so well. I laughed out loud at some parts of HG Wells thoughts and actions and felt quite shocked when the story went into Jack the Ripper's thoughts and logic. Karl Alexander has written a clever creative mini masterpiece. Be prepared to be s...more
Även om man redan innan kan räkna ut något av slutet då två av huvudperssonerna är H.G. Wells och Amy Robins är boken intressant och även om jag fastnade nog mer för beskrivningarna av hur Wells och Stepesson hanterade framtiden än den egentliga historien Wells jakt på Stepensson så tycker jag att boken var både bra och väl värd att lägga tid på.
Very cool premise of H.G. Wells chasing Jack the Ripper in 1970s San Francisco. THis was a decent book, though at times the plot was overtaken by expected adjustment of time travelers to the new surroundings.
Très très bon roman qui m'a tenu en haleine jusqu'au bout! Du suspens, de l'aventure, de l'humour, de l'horreur aussi un peu... Et quelques petites réflexions sur l'état du XX° siècle. Vraiment génial.
I was lucky to find this book in a little second hand book store and gave it a try because I

enjoyed the movie so much. The book was better. suspense, romance & a little sci-fi.

great stuff.
Everton Patterson
H.G. Wells secretly invents a time machine and pursues Jack the Ripper to 1979 where hijinks ensue. Good read.
made into a movie

What would happen if Jack the Ripper stone H.G. Wells' time machine and as loose in 1979?
Bev Hankins
Not as good as reviews and book blurb led me to believe.
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