Time Salvager: a fast-paced time travel adventure from Wesley Chu, the award-winning author of of The Lives of Tao.
In a future when Earth is a toxic, abandoned world and humanity has spread into the outer solar system to survive, the tightly controlled use of time travel holds the key maintaining a fragile existence among the other planets and their moons. James Grif
And as a bit of advice, if you're going to jump to July 2015, instead of reading TS (I appreciate th…moreEating while time traveling leads to indigestion.
And as a bit of advice, if you're going to jump to July 2015, instead of reading TS (I appreciate that btw), why don't you figure out who wins the Superbowl and let me know.
Just saying. Priorities!(less)
I got this from NetGalley.
I was reading an interview with Wesley Chu around the time his second Tao book came out and he mentioned Time Salvager. What's not to like about people from the far future plundering dead timelines for supplies in order to save the Earth?
Things get Timey-wimey pr ...more
An excellent premise with loads of potential squandered in shallow characters, cringe-worthy dialogue, cliches galore, and clunky writing. This is a bad book. You, on the other hand, might like it. I see lots of glowing reviews on the interweb. So if you don’t want me to pick apart a book that you like, then stop reading. However, if you want my complete list of gripes, then here is...
The longer, more brutal review and other thoughts:
Get out the cliche checklist. Here we go…
Full disclosure, though I am writing this review for the ARC, I actually had the distinct pleasure of being a beta reader for an early draft of Time Salvager last year, and I just want to say now that being able to experience this story again felt even more amazing. Wesley Chu has already shown a flair for writing thrilling sci-fi adventures with his Tao trilogy, and there’s no doubt that his new novel is another strong en ...more
This is a time travel book, isn't it? There was too little time travel. Even the rules against doing it too much turned out to be so much hokum ...more
Because time travel is tricky and even the slightest modification of the past can hav ...more
Last year year I discovered Mr. Chu when he did an interview on the Sword & Laser podcast.
I picked up his first book, The Lives of Tao quickly consumed it, and immediately moved onto the sequel. I really loved that series and can't wait for the follow on series.
I was disappointed with Tor's decision to release this book around the same time as se ...more
Of course, subtlety isn’t everything, and if you’re looking for a straightforward and entertaining read Time Salvagers could be your ticket, providing ...more
How do I review Time Salvager? Well I know there’s one thing I can say: this book swept me away, completely and utterly.
The basic premise is that, by the 26th century, the Earth is toxic, a wasteland. Thanks to humanity, it has been pretty much destroyed. Within this future is a company called ChronoCom, who employs ‘Chronmen’. These Chronmen travel back in time in order t ...more
Not as a novel.
Not as a reading experience.
Not even as an exercise in IP development.
Its just another shitty dystopian YA book, disappointing, even by the standards of the category.
Its prose is e ...more
Time Salvager is the first book in the Wesley Chu series by the same name. Having originally picked this up because of the Richard Anderson cover years ago, Time Salvager is a series I've been looking forward to ever since. Natura ...more
Time Salvager has all the strengths of the Tao series (action, humor, etc. etc.), but with a completely fresh world and setting. I found the entire world and plot to be very original and captivating. In a future (and not so accommodating) earth, not only have humans mastered the art and science of time travel, but they are also running short on some critical resources. The solution is to send key teams of highly tra ...more
You might have noticed that I've been on sci-fi binge for the last couple of weeks. I took a break from this genre a few months ago, and had a craving. Time Salvager fit the bill.
I would describe this book as time travel dystopia. Very little happens in space, mostly the action concentrates on Earth in a very bleak distant future. To my ...more
There were quite a few good concepts in there. The psychological and physical side-effects of time travel, that basically placed a lot of people in ChronoCom not exactly on the right side of sanity. The use ChronoCom was put to, with the "salvages" quickly starting to look more like pillaging than anything else. The different phases humanity went through, from the exuberant utopian mindset of Nutris to the Technological Isol ...more
Time Salvager by Wesley Chu is a non stop action thrill ride. It is a time hopping science fiction filled with futuristic goodies as well as the scarier than Hell post apocalyptic landscape. This is not a perfect novel but it is a perfect summer read that fans of science fiction, time travel, and action filled adventure would also enjoy this one. I confess that this is a book tailored to my likes...
James Griffin Mars is a Chronoman, a trained time traveler who is pretty much a multi-perp ...more
The first chapter does a great job of establishing this fascinating setting, where people can travel back ...more
I'm going to start by stating I don't get why Time Salvager doesn't have more ratings on goodreads. This is such a great science fiction novel. I absolutely loved everything about it, especially the ample word-building and the idea of the chronostream, with everything that happened in between the 21st century and the 26th century, the latter being the p ...more
My dead tree copy was a hefty 380 pages with a 2015 US copyright.
Wesley Chu is an author of American science fiction series novels and screenplays.
I got to Chapter 14 and stopped reading. This isn’t a bad book. It’s just that ...more
Just finished reading Time Salvager by Wesley Chu which kicks off what promises to be a very good series.
Set in a future where time travel has become possible you would imagine the world would be a bright and shiny place, high tech and advanced. You’d be mainly wrong of course. The planet earth has become little short of a wasteland, so toxic and covered with sludge that most people have abandoned it and sought out life elsewhere in the solar system.
Time t ...more
The story starts out with a b ...more
Until, in the past, he meets Elise and does the unthinkable – he brings her to the present. He breaks the most fundamental time law and now he is a fugitive pursued by his own agency and worse, one of the ...more
Time Salvager is Wesley’s fourth novel, but the first one I’ve read. It makes me want to go back and read his other books—it really was amazing, right from the first page. It has one of those first chapters that really hooks you and draws you in. I dare you to read it and not want to immediately read the rest of the book.
Time Salvager uses the concept of time travel in a way I’ve not seen it used before. The people of the far fut ...more
Time Salvager is the first novel by Wesley Chu that I have listened to, let alone read. Having said that, I was blown away by the originality of the characters and environment, but definitely by the story line. The book takes place on a future Earth; a future Earth that is dying and devoid of critical resources needed for survival. Though there doesn't seem to be much hope, these humans have become masters of time travel. Groups of highly skilled ...more
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In a time where resources are scarce, what better way to generate new ones by plundering the past. I mean, it is not as if anyone is still alive to complain about it, right?
Meet the Chronmen, they travel back in time to 'salvage' these valuable resources, accompanied by armor that almost super-human, it is hard to remain with both feet on the ground. However, there are some rules. One rule is the most important of them all: at ...more
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