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Timeline is a science fiction novel by Michael Crichton that was published in November 1999. It tells the story of historians who travel to the Middle Ages to save a friend of theirs who already traveled back in time before them. The book follows in Crichton's long history of combining technical details and action in his books, addressing quantum physics and time travel.

The novel spawned Timeline Computer Entertainment, a computer game developer that created the Timeline PC game published by Eidos Interactive in 2000. A movie called Timeline based on the book was released in 2003.



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Quick Tip by . October 08, 2010
I enjoyed the book and the movie. An extremely creative look at time travel -- and the paradoxes involved.
Quick Tip by . October 08, 2010
I enjoyed the book and the movie. An extremely creative look at time travel -- and the paradoxes involved.
Quick Tip by . July 01, 2010
Don't watch the movie ahh!
review by . March 05, 2009
This book had a lot of potential and is indeed rich in history.  What hurt this book a lot was that Crichton decided to emphasize and amount of time available for the characters to complete their mission and return.  Without completing the book you could easily guess that it would go down to the last second (at least in the movie "Goldfinger" the clock wound down to 007).   Quantum physics is the focus of the book and its many possibilities.  These include parallel universes, …
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