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ISBN10: 0345417623
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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).

Review:

"[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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"[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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"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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"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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"[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

Synopsis:

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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Leslie Conzatti, August 26, 2013 (view all comments by Leslie Conzatti)
It's been adapted into a film--but Crichton delivers a novel far richer than any cinematic experience. The richness and detail of his descriptions and the clarity of his "scientific" explanations serve to convince the reader beyond the shadow of a doubt that his postulations are both accurate and possible. The impossible becomes possible once Michael Crichton understands it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345417626
Author:
Crichton, Michael
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Espionage/Intrigue
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
France
Subject:
Technological
Subject:
Quantum Theory
Subject:
Twenty-first century
Subject:
Time travel
Subject:
Historians
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reissue ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
10
Publication Date:
October 24, 2000
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
6.96x4.36x1.10 in. .54 lbs.

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Product details 512 pages Ballantine Books - English 9780345417626 Reviews:
"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 , "[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 , "Exhilarating entertainment....[T]his is an unapologetic novel of high adventure, and a very good one at that."
"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 , "[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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