Mike Ehlers's Reviews > How to Build a Time Machine: The Real Science of Time Travel

How to Build a Time Machine by Brian Clegg
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Aug 20, 2013

it was ok
bookshelves: fiftyfifty-me-2012, science-technology
Read in April, 2012

Overview of theoretically valid time travel methods. I know this is a pop science book, so I wasn't expecting anything rigorous, but the author often left gaping holes in his explanations of possible time travel methods/devices. Background on relevant scientists and potential paradoxes was interesting, but the actual descriptions of how time travel theoretically would work left me disappointed. Granted, it's quantum mechanics, inherently difficult to explain, but if you're going to write a book about it, make it clear.

There were enough interesting parts to make me interested in reading some of the author's other work, like Armageddon Science. But the disjointed explanations in this book made me round down. 2.5 stars. As another reviewer already said, check out Hawking or Kaku instead.

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