Time: A Traveler's Guide by Clifford A. Pickover

Review by Matthew Urick

This popular science book covers what modern physics has to say about the possibility of time travel. It does this by way of a science fictional story of three individuals in 2063 preparing for a time travel expidition. Each chapter is followed by a further discussion of the scientific points touched on within.

It is a story in the loose sense that if it weren't for the expository science, no one would ever be reading the story. It is in the traditional low (almost no) character-, high idea-content stuff Gernsback would have published.

I found one piece of the story background intriging. People in the future are pestered by metal insects which are equivalent to computer viruses, but created by hacker roboticists.

From the SIGMA 161, June, 1999

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