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Timelineby Michael Crichton
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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).
"[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
"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
"Timeline is a wonderful combination of fast-paced entertainment and information." Forbes Magazine
"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
"[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
"[A]s cinematic as they come, a shiny science-fantasy adventure powered by a superior high concept....
"A classic adventure....The author has an uncanny knack for coupling suspense with scientific concepts that captivate the public's imagination." USA Today
"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
"[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
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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