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Time Patrol by Poul Anderson
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Mar 21, 10

bookshelves: science-fiction, time-travel
Read from March 14 to 21, 2010

The good: vivid evocation of far-flung time and places, a great sense of how history works, an interesting take on time-travel paradoxes and Anderson's usual large-scale vision of past, present and future, as well as unobtrusively vivid prose and instinct for heroic pathos.

The bad: Basic plots are repetitive, so you can't read too many at one go. Too many firm-jawed manly men and winsome wenches waiting to be won; deeply antediluvian gender politics, in other words. But still not as bad as Heinlein's sexy sexism.

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message 1: by Simon (new)

Simon Thanks for the recommendation but my previous experience with Poul Anderson and Time Travel (in The Corridors of Time) were not that great so I don't feel particularly inclined to go out and read some more.

Although I must admit that I do like time travel stories...

message 2: by Printable Tire (new)

Printable Tire I used to have a copy of this book with a really boring cover but I donated it to the Salvation Army in my big book purge several years ago.

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