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In an Arizona desert a man wanders in a daze, speaking words that make no sense. Within twenty-four hours he is dead, his body swiftly cremated by his only known associates. Halfway around the world archaeologists make a shocking discovery at a medieval site. Suddenly they are swept off to the headquarters of a secretive multinational corporation that has developed an astounding technology. Now this group is about to get a chance not to study the past but to enter it. And with history opened to the present, the dead awakened to the living, these men and women will soon find themselves fighting for their very survival — six hundred years ago...

Now a major motion picture directed by Richard Donner (Lethal Weapon) and starring Paul Walker (The Fast and the Furious).

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"[C]ompulsive reading....A well-researched and brilliantly imagined story....Crichton has so perfected the fusion of thriller with science fiction that his novels define the genre." Iain Pears, The Los Angeles Times Book Review

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"More screams per page...than Jurassic Park and The Lost World combined....The pace will leave many breathlessly grasping for oxygen masks." San Diego Union-Tribune

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"Timeline is a wonderful combination of fast-paced entertainment and information." Forbes Magazine

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"As an historical novel in an SF frame, Timeline pales in comparison to, say, Connie Willis's Doomsday Book, but it works well enough as an action tale which often seems to be written with the movie script in mind." Gary K. Wolfe, Locus

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"[Crichton's] best book since Jurassic Park....[A] heart-pounding adventure....His plot is intriguing, and his well-researched history and science are certain to prompt discussions. Highly recommended." Library Journal

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"[A]s cinematic as they come, a shiny science-fantasy adventure powered by a superior high concept....[I]t engages as no Crichton tale has done since Jurassic Park, as it brings the past back to vigorous, entertaining life." Publishers Weekly

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"A classic adventure....The author has an uncanny knack for coupling suspense with scientific concepts that captivate the public's imagination." USA Today

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"Exhilarating entertainment....[T]his is an unapologetic novel of high adventure, and a very good one at that." Tom DeHaven, Entertainment Weekly

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"It's the geeky stuff...that makes Crichton's books so hugely entertaining, lending thrilling documentary realness to the proceedings." Daniel Mendelsohn, The New York Times Book Review

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"[T]his action-packed story will grab teens' attention from the very first page....YAs will be fascinated by this juxtaposition of modern-day physics with details of a medieval siege." School Library Journal

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Now in paperback — a worldwide bestseller from the author of Jurassic Park. When archaeologists make a shocking discovery at a medieval site, they are swept off to the headquarters of a secretive multinational corporation that has developed an astounding technology. Then the group gets the chance to not only study the past but also to enter it.

About the Author

Michael Crichton was born in Chicago, in 1942. His novels include The Andromeda Strain, The Great Train Robbery, Congo, Jurassic Park, Rising Sun, Disclosure, The Lost World, and Airframe. He is also the creator of the television series ER.

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ninacake48, November 28, 2011 (view all comments by ninacake48)
I have always been a loyal fan of Science Fiction. Just about any Technology that can be named owes much of it' origin to those who think about the possibilities which leap far beyond the known boundaries of what is. I believe Michael Crichton is one of the Masters, one who helps to shape our future and provide food for thought to our engineers and scientists. I would put his works on the caliper of the great minds of Gene Roddenberry, Irwin Allen, Issic Azamov, Orson Wells, Joseph Stefono, Rod Serling among others. Time Travel has always intrigued me. I believe that if we can conceive of it, it can be done. I believe that their are countless dimensional time lines, coexisting in our plane of reality. Which also leads me to believe that their are countless others that exist outside of that. It is just a matter of time before we will begging to explore that brave new and uncharted horizon among alternate existences. Science Fiction certainly drives my creative muse to produce products that did not exist before, such as my "Self Flushing Toilet", but I digress. I do hold Patent # 60/60-605,075 at PTP. on the Automated Commode Fixture.

Sincerely,

Howard Daniel Rollins III
Inventor and Scientist!
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alangrantus, September 13, 2006 (view all comments by alangrantus)
Very good time travel story, with all Michael Crichton hallmarks. Descriptions of time machines especially interesting.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345468260
Author:
Crichton, Michael
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
France
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Quantum Theory
Subject:
Twenty-first century
Subject:
Time travel
Subject:
Historians
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Suspense
Subject:
Thrillers
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st trade pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
0969
Publication Date:
November 4, 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
8.16x5.62x1.10 in. .91 lbs.

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Product details 512 pages Ballantine Books - English 9780345468260 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[C]ompulsive reading....A well-researched and brilliantly imagined story....Crichton has so perfected the fusion of thriller with science fiction that his novels define the genre."
"Review" by , "More screams per page...than Jurassic Park and The Lost World combined....The pace will leave many breathlessly grasping for oxygen masks."
"Review" by , "Timeline is a wonderful combination of fast-paced entertainment and information."
"Review" by , "As an historical novel in an SF frame, Timeline pales in comparison to, say, Connie Willis's Doomsday Book, but it works well enough as an action tale which often seems to be written with the movie script in mind."
"Review" by , "[Crichton's] best book since Jurassic Park....[A] heart-pounding adventure....His plot is intriguing, and his well-researched history and science are certain to prompt discussions. Highly recommended."
"Review" by , "[A]s cinematic as they come, a shiny science-fantasy adventure powered by a superior high concept....[I]t engages as no Crichton tale has done since Jurassic Park, as it brings the past back to vigorous, entertaining life."
"Review" by , "A classic adventure....The author has an uncanny knack for coupling suspense with scientific concepts that captivate the public's imagination."
"Review" by , "Exhilarating entertainment....[T]his is an unapologetic novel of high adventure, and a very good one at that."
"Review" by , "It's the geeky stuff...that makes Crichton's books so hugely entertaining, lending thrilling documentary realness to the proceedings."
"Review" by , "[T]his action-packed story will grab teens' attention from the very first page....YAs will be fascinated by this juxtaposition of modern-day physics with details of a medieval siege."
"Synopsis" by , Now in paperback — a worldwide bestseller from the author of Jurassic Park. When archaeologists make a shocking discovery at a medieval site, they are swept off to the headquarters of a secretive multinational corporation that has developed an astounding technology. Then the group gets the chance to not only study the past but also to enter it.
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