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The Accidental Time Machine

7 Ratings: 2.6
A book by Joe Haldeman

From Publishers Weekly  Starred Review. Hugo-winner Haldeman's skillful writing makes this unusually thoughtful and picaresque tale shine. Matt Fuller, a likable underachiever stuck as a lab assistant at a near-future MIT, is startled when … see full wiki

Tags: Books, Science Fiction, Time Travel, Joe Haldeman
Author: Joe Haldeman
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Publisher: Ace Hardcover (August 7, 2007)
2 reviews about The Accidental Time Machine
review by . February 21, 2011
posted in SF Signal
The Accidental Time Machine, by Joe Haldeman. Coincidentally, I was recently thinking about a Poul Anderson short story, "Flight to Forever", which has some resemblance to this novel. The basic premise is similar with some twists. Matt, a grad student at MIT, accidental invents the eponymous time machine. Its only a one way device, and the "jumps" are logarithmically longer and longer, and so his journey quickly becomes a one way trip to the future, looking for a way to reverse …
review by . March 25, 2009
The Accidental Time Machine is a pleasant, although shallow story about an accidental time traveler. It follows the misadventures of Matt Fuller, a somewhat unsuccessful physics student at MIT. One day while working with a piece of equipment he built he discovers, to his surprise, that it works as a time machine! He tries to duplicate it but it won't work, but does figure out how to use it to travel through time himself. As he travels further forward in time we see major changes in the earth and …
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