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Millennium by John Varley
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Aug 16, 11

Read in October, 2009

This book grabbed me right at the start and didn't let me go until we were done. Varley has done a great job of characterization here, and used the gimmick of time travel to tell a fun mystery-in-two-parts story. Two parts, because there's one thread of consciousness told from the perspective of a 1980s airline accident inspector, and one thread from a time-travel agent 40,000 years in the future.

Yes, this is the book that Varley wrote after the disaster of the movie of the same name; in fact the copyright is owned by MGM/UA. But where the movie was bad, this book is quite good.

The whole time I was reading it, I was thinking how much better it was than Fritz Leiber's Hugo-winning "The Big Time".
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