A Scientific Romance

by Ronald Wright | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 1862300119 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Molyneux of Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on 2/20/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by Molyneux from Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, February 20, 2008
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In London at the turn of the 20th century, H. G. Wells's time machine mysteriously appears--empty--in a squatter's flat. From where did it come, and for what purpose was it sent? The answers to these questions--though not to an even greater mystery connected with the machine's appearance--are contained in a letter written by Wells on May 2, 1946, which falls into the hands of one David Lambert on the eve of the millennium. Lambert, an industrial archeologist, reads the letter foretelling the arrival of the machine and, half convinced the whole thing is a hoax, goes to the address Wells provides, where, at the appointed hour, the time machine materializes. Thus begins Ronald Wright's fine and fantastical novel A Scientific Romance.
Romance can refer to an affair of the heart; it can also describe a heroic tale of extraordinary events. In A Scientific Romance, Wright plays on both possible meanings as he weaves a tragic story of betrayal and lost love into a larger narrative of time travel. Lambert, having lost the woman he loved, is reckless enough to test Wells's machine himself, catapulting 500 years into the future, where he finds London--indeed, all of England--a deserted, semitropical landscape. As David explores the future, he also sifts through his own past, creating in this Möbius strip of time and relationship a chilling cautionary tale about the limits of science and human ambition.


Journal Entry 2 by Molyneux at Convention - London 2008 in London, Greater London United Kingdom on Wednesday, February 20, 2008

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Journal Entry 3 by London2008Con from London, Greater London United Kingdom on Monday, March 03, 2008
Donated for the Convention - thank you!

Journal Entry 4 by sandyundead from Bydgoszcz, Kujawsko-Pomorskie Poland on Sunday, April 20, 2008
This was in my goodie bag at the 2008 Convention in London

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Journal Entry 6 by Atharidar from Durham, County Durham United Kingdom on Tuesday, June 10, 2008
The book was ensnared on Kingsgate Bridge.

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