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The Man Who Folded Himself by David Gerrold
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Aug 17, 2009

it was ok

I basically only read this book because I heard the protagonist travels back through time and has sex with himself. It is not nearly as entertaining as it sounds. Aside from that, it's some mildly interesting time travel surrounded by what seems like pages of the narrator trying to understand how the various timelines are interacting: "If he takes his check back with him, I won't have it to cash. On the other hand, if I take it forward with me, he won't have a check to show his Danny. (He'll be changing the timestream, just like me. Unless-)"

Whenever I encounter some of this sci-fi channel type of time travel dilemma I'm reminded of Captain Janeway (yes I am quoting Janeway DAMMIT)'s thoughts on the subject: "Time travel. Since my first day as a starship captain I swore I'd never let myself get caught in one of these godforsaken paradoxes. The future is the past, the past is the future - it all gives me a headache."

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message 1: by Jenn (new)

Jenn Ha! Ha! your quoting Janeway, probably in cowpattie hair days too.

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