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3.95  ·  Rating Details ·  82 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Memories isgy and brilliant ideas. It tells of David Wolf, a man from present-day Oklahoma, and Silv, an inhabitant of a future world in ruins. Together, they must travel through time to stop a madman whose insane actions canc of reality in shreds.
Paperback, 400 pages
Published May 1st 1987 by Spectra (first published January 1st 1987)
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Jan 31, 2008 Bill rated it it was amazing
This is a really neat time travel novel, very well written. It's been a long time since I read it so I won't try to explain it. I do remember it being fascinating and a very enjoyable read. Keep an eye open for this one.
Jul 01, 2010 Justin rated it really liked it
Super cool concept, very good book.
Carlos de Arquer
Jul 12, 2012 Carlos de Arquer rated it really liked it
One of my favourites Sci Fi novels. I found it absolutely mesmerizing. You completely get lost in time and in the magic of its characters and thoughts.

At first is a little bit ponderous. Many people may leave it in the first 1/4 or 1/3; but once you pass through that "barrier" and you're inside, you really can't stop reading.
Apr 01, 2010 Tina rated it did not like it
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This book did not hold my attention at all. First of all, I did not like the main character. The storyline was not compelling and did not generate any interest for me. I stopped reading it at about 1/4 of the way through.
Eric Sherman
Mar 19, 2014 Eric Sherman rated it it was amazing
Amazing novel that ranks as one of the most enjoyable time travel novels I have ever read. The idea of traveling back through time by inhabiting the bodies of ancestors was fun.
Jul 31, 2015 Susan rated it it was amazing
This is a classic in science fiction, but not a super well known book due to, as I understand it, estate issues and only one or two editions. It is, however, the number one recommended book in my entire family, because it has an impact on how you think about the power of the mind, and what it means to travel and explore your own limitations. It's the number one book I look for in used book stores, because I've given away my last copy so many times I can never remember if I have a copy for myself ...more
Angel B.A.
Muy entretenido, pero con grave incoherencia interna respecto al modo de "viajar" en el tiempo.
Greg Tatum
May 18, 2016 Greg Tatum rated it really liked it
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I read this many, many years ago, but I still think it is one of the best time travel stories I have read. It was one of the first times travel books I read and (view spoiler). The first part of the book was a little slow, but once I got into the time travels, it was fantastic! Very well writt ...more
Bob Rust
Jun 03, 2016 Bob Rust rated it it was amazing
McQuay's best novel was perhaps Memories (1987) in which the Weltschmerz inherent in the Chandler tradition is cleverly re-articulated in the story of a woman who arrives by a form of subjective Time Travel from a devastated future and who embroils the psychiatrist hero in further travels backwards into a somewhat sentimentalized understanding on both their parts of the depth of their deracination from the real world.
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one of best time travel romances ever
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Was a great premise, but didn't run with it as much as I'd hoped they would.
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What's The Name o...: sci-fi book - time travel via a drug? [s] 4 242 Mar 13, 2013 04:13PM  
Michael Dennis McQuay was an American science fiction writer. He wrote for several different series. His work in that field includes Mathew Swain, Ramon and Morgan, The Executioner, and SuperBolan. The Book of Justice series he wrote as Jack Arnett. He also wrote the second of the Isaac Asimov's Robot City novels. His non-series novel Memories was nominated for a Philip K. Dick Award for 1987.
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