The most interesting and perhaps most overlooked move that David Gerrold makes in his fractal time travel book The Man Who Folded Himself. This classic work of science fiction is widely considered to be the ultimate time- travel novel. When Daniel Eakins inherits a time machine, he soon realizes that. With an introduction by Robert J. SawyerThe Man Who Folded Himself is a classic science fiction novel by award-winning author David Gerrold. This work was.

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Perhaps I’m not a mind at all. This is a lovely foleed mindbender of a book – not hard science, for those who are so inclined. I didn’t quite relish the writing style; at least it read quick and smooth, that’s something I s Gerrold’s The Man Who Folded Himself is really the first time-travel story I’ve read. I didn’t quite relish the writing style; at least it read quick and smooth, that’s something I suppose. So, my journey through the catalogue of time travel novels continues.

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However, this makes the book read like a work of non-fiction. Jul 30, Bradley rated it it was amazing Shelves: The next day, when it becomes Dan’s turn to meet a version of himself from yesterday, cavid adopts the role of Don.

Sep 10, Mahmood rated it it was amazing. But this is just because I have a specific attachment to this book: Daniel Eakins plays with his time belt dsvid the fullest like nobody ever did.

Gerrold is not as bold as me in making such statements, but he does touch upon the idea that gay couples have a lot of love to give, yet are legally not allowed to adopt in most places. Upon finally noticing how much damage he is causing, he thrusts himself to isolation, and as though versions of himself to understand and meet were only made available to him through his actionshe is left alone.


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This is explained through a growing realization that Daniel is not traveling through time, but through different dimensions, and as such, all these versions of himself are not actually him, but rather different Daniels from different dimensions, each slightly removed from his own. I usually don’t care that much for the first person POV, but here it essential.

This is some really good stuff! It’s my favorite time travel tale so far and I’m still amazed at how Gerrold made the story so neat and compact, yet so wormy and complex.

So is this a fantastic Time-Travel novel exploring all the far reaches of time and place, or is it an introspective novel exploring himself and everything that it means to be and to grow older and sometimes sho A very large portion of that thinking was with respect to sexuality.

If you can overlook this mild editing blunder, the rest of the book in the new edition is still really good. That means you never need to be alone. The frame been dusted and re-gilded foleed keep the portrait sharply focused. Diane has an Aunt Jane, who is the elderly version of herself, and the female equivalent of Uncle Jim.


The Man Who Folded Himself

As an aside, I saw the book was published in the s but there’s reference to CDs and I thought did they have some giant version of a CD back then? The book explores the psychological, physical, and personal challenges that manifest when time travel is possible for a single individual at the touch of a button.

Science fiction is a genre; the time-travel story is a sub-genre; and, I would argue at any rate, the time-travel story where you end up having sex with yourself is a sub-sub-genre. The Spy Who Shagged Me is presumably the point where it went mainstream.

Jul 1, Audio Distribution Gerdold Sawyer, the other issue with the reissue of The Man Who Folded Himself is that certain parts were revised to meet with modern times. Excluding the predictably pompous introduction from the ever self-promoting Robert J. He can foil terrorists, prevent assassinations, or just make some fast money at the racetrack.

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Mar 13, Manny rated it liked it Shelves: Nov 15, Megan Baxter rated it really liked it. And if he doesn’t like the results of the change, he can simply go back in time and talk himself out of making it!

She was never really Solitaire.