The most interesting and perhaps most overlooked move that David Gerrold makes in his fractal time travel book The Man Who Folded Himself. This classic work of science fiction is widely considered to be the ultimate time- travel novel. When Daniel Eakins inherits a time machine, he soon realizes that. With an introduction by Robert J. SawyerThe Man Who Folded Himself is a classic science fiction novel by award-winning author David Gerrold. This work was.
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David Gerrold uses time travel to develop an extended metaphor for human life. It was so great, I think I have to read it again because the ending has a bit of a twist, that I’m sure I’ll gain a new perspective reading with the knowledge I now have. Gerrold in fact baring his soul in the book, the result is an emotionally powerful story that on one hand gives the reader a feeling of complete satisfaction davix completion, while on the other makes them ask and answer significant questions regarding relationships, love, family, old age, and homosexuality.
But Dan soon finds that there are limits to his powers and forces beyond his control. I read the entire book in one evening.
The Man Who Folded Himself
He made me a believer. This is explained through a growing realization that Daniel is not traveling through time, but through different dimensions, and as such, all these versions of himself are not actually him, but rather different Daniels from different dimensions, each slightly removed from his own.
Return to Book Folder. But this is just because I have a specific attachment to this book: And you guessed it; he has sex with her.
The female version of Danny has a similar relationship with alternate versions davi herself; she is Diane when she meets a version of herself folddd the future, but when she plays the role of the future traveler, she adopts the name Donna. How the narrative keeps track of this spaghetti like complexity is smart and what’s amazing is there are no apparant flaws in this concept, it works brilliantly.
The humour ran out pretty quickly though as it started to delve, pretty deeply, into the logic and theory of time travel can we really change the past; do we create parallel time streams, and all of that.
It was so great, I think I have to read it again because the ending has a bit of a twist, that I’m sure I’ll gain a I would read pages, then pause and think. Read on and find out for yourself. If I have a single complaint about the book besides the unspectacular proseit is that it may be too short. What a cut up okay no more puns foldwd the rest of this review, I promise.
The Man Who Folded Himself by David Gerrold
I love all the questions it poses, the endless possibilities, the chance to rewrite history and to change your life again and again. You can read why I came to rhe decision here. This page was last edited on 31 Octoberat Not a good mood.
I enjoyed the book and would recommend as a good time travel novel. My body has not experienced jan years in sequence. It was a lifeline thrown from a grown person to my too-young-to-run self. Go back and gerdold to yoursel So many great books out there, and then I come across this one that manages to mobilize, outwardly, all the things that go through our own minds about ourselves, our dreams, our sexuality, and our agency in our own lives. He quickly begins to use the object.
Like I always say, if you give folved enough science – even a science you made up specifically for selling me the story of your book – and make it believable enough, I’ll buy the fiction. I go back and forth regarding exposition in general, but the ideas presented in The Man Who Folded Himself were so complex while concrete that I was completely drawn in. There is development in his personality as he experiences life as a time traveller.
Dan, himself, sometimes does but most times doesn’t realize the effect his time travelling is having on him. fokded
This is what each of us would think about as we travelled through time. I think I’d better leave this to the experts. The rules of time travel allows all possibilities himselc choices to exist as layers on I know I gave this 3 stars which is supposed to suggest “I like this book” according the GoodRead pop up bubbles.
Speculiction Review of The Man Who Folded Himself by David Gerrold
But Daniel is not very likeable. He learns that the changes he has made to his timeline thf erased all traces of his childhood and early life. It definitely satiated my hunger for time travel.