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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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Dec 23, Sonya rated it really liked it. The belt is, in actuality, a time travel device. Return to Book Page.

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This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. And then there were so many what-ifs that foldedd was ridiculous. Dan, himself, sometimes does but most times doesn’t realize the effect his time travelling is having on him. 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.

Perhaps I’m not a mind at all. Then it started getting good again and I really enjoyed the ending. Science fiction is a genre; the time-travel story is a sub-genre; and, I would argue at any rate, the time-travel story where you end up fklded sex with yourself is a sub-sub-genre. I can only be one of the variations. I’ve always praised this book as a well-written, risk-taking, genre-expanding chef d’oeuvre by a writer whose fame came early.

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The rest of this review has been withheld due to the recent changes in Goodreads policy and enforcement. I wanted a book about time travel, about changing the past and the future, and about some sort of time machine berrold.


His their initial hesitation and eventual acceptance of who and what he they are. View all 8 comments. Three outstanding pieces of short fiction himxelf award-winning science fiction and fantasy author Mark Shainblum, collected for the first time!

I highly recommend this book. Foldef the real adventures through time can begin. Nov 17, Richard Derus rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I’ve said in other reviews Stars msn My Pocket Like Grains of Sand that re-reads of the peak experiences of bygone days are hazardous to one’s ego.

Lonely and hoping to correct the situation, he jumps many millennia backwards in time, where his jumps have not altered the timeline, and there he meets a female version of himself called Diane. Though the novel makes it clear that temporal paradoxes are impossible, many of the events of Daniel’s life are a “loop” with no beginning or end from a subjective viewpoint.

Dan travels everywhere and “everywhen”. The first person narrative initially seems fairly ordinary but later in the book the narrator changes to different variants of Daniel and some of them are quite bizarre. Sep 25, Maggie K rated it really liked it. 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.

After reading this one, time-machine addicts will never quite be able dvaid look at the gadget again as a simple plaything. Aug 17, Carolyn F. Plus I really love how it handles masturbation. He spends much of his time at a house party set inenjoying the company of dozens of versions of himself at different ages. The author, who penned “The Trouble with Tribbles” for the original “Star Trek” series, tackles all this heaviness in less than pp, and never makes it feel like any tackling is being done.


Jul 20, Arash rated it really liked it. Jul 30, Bradley rated it it was amazing Shelves: And then, finally, yes, he find a female version of himself and has a child with her. Daniel meets a future version of himself. Diane has an Aunt Jane, who is the elderly version of herself, and the female equivalent of Uncle Jim.

The Man Who Folded Himself

Dan was ready to toss the belt when he noticed that it was actually a time travel machine. Reviews “David Gerrold proves that he can do all the things that made us love Heinlein’s storytelling — and often better. Its cleverly described as Daniel makes changes to the timestreams, he crates new layers, and so gives opportunities to meet himself.

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Similarly, the quality of writing itself is sometimes miss and often hit. The Man Who Folded Himself has paradoxes in spades, and they are very cleverly thought out.

I enjoyed the book and would recommend as a good time travel novel. The story is told via the medium of Daniel Eakins’ diary. External Links Visit the publisher’s page Buy the print book on Amazon. That said, it was probably necessary to allow the reader to understand what transpires thereafter.