Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Time and Again by Jack Finney is a bit of a time travel classic, althought I had never heard of it before I picked it up at a library book sale. The government has funded an experiment in time travel ("the project" )and Si Morley has been recruited to participate. Through a method that is one of the more interesting parts of the book, Si travels back to the New York City of 1882 and falls in love with young woman of that time. He begins to question the morality and wisdom behind this meddling with the past and ultimately takes action to address "the project". There is also a sequel, From Time to Time. The book is not a fast paced thriller, but instead is a more deliberate meditation on what time travel and the differences between the 1880's and the 1970's mean.