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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Thanks for telling us about the problem. The pages all but turn themselves.

There is no money. It is available wherever books and ebooks are sold. Almost all of the different characters in the story are, in fact, alternate versions of Daniel from another point in time.

Recommended to Jeff by: So is this a fantastic Time-Travel novel exploring all the far reaches of time and place, or is it an introspective novel exploring himself and everything that it means to be and to grow older and sometimes wiser?

Has orgies with multiple copies himself. The only named character who is not some version fllded Daniel is the lawyer who comes to tell him of his Uncle Jim’s death, and is identified only as “Biggs-or-Briggs-or-something.

The Man Who Folded Himself

Yes he meets himself. Daniel Eakins is a student in university when his uncle contacts him to reveal a surprise: The book is written in somewhat subdued diary format, which helps communicate the central issue of the plot: External Links Visit the publisher’s page Buy the print book on Amazon.

Yes, you will run into other versions of yourself. Jim opens it and inside is a belt His their initial hesitation and eventual acceptance of who and what he they are. Daniel is worth millions. The rest of this review has been withheld due to the recent changes in Goodreads policy and enforcement. The meaning of the title can thus be interepreted a couple different ways. The Man Who Folded Himself has paradoxes in spades, and they are very cleverly thought out.

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I’ve said in other reviews Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand that re-reads of the peak experiences of bygone days are hazardous to one’s ego. Part of my problem is that Gerrold seems to be unsure of the consequences of time travel himself well, unless he has his own time machine, I guess he would be: I won’t spoil the extent of their divergence but the mind boggles.

At the end of the day Don leaves to go to the future, and the next day Dan assume the role of Don to take his past self to the race track. Sep 09, Space rated it it was amazing Shelves: I know I gave this 3 stars which is supposed to suggest “I like this book” according the GoodRead pop up bubbles.

I love this cover, it is the edition I first read decades ago. Upon finally noticing how much damage he is causing, he thrusts himself to isolation, and as though versions of himself to understand and meet were only made available to him through his actionshe is left alone.

Yes, he has sex with himself, orgies with himself even… male versions of himself. But he resolved it quite smartly in foldedd end. Posted by Jesse at 6: Time travel—as a sci-fi trope—has many different models.

I can only be one of the variations. However, this makes the book read like a work of non-fiction. Any story about time travel, where the protagonist changes history in his own timeline, is sure to be confusing, but I’m not sure whether the confusion here is in my mind or the author’s.

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Oh and the way the author explains time travel and all the paradoxes it may cause was clean. If that’s what you’re in the mood for, then yeah, read the book.

An immensely humane and literary work of time travel, how it is not a classic alongside Asimov and Heinlein is a testament to the legacy of science fiction that has prevented it from being viewed with legitimacy from without.

Part of my problem is that Gerrold seems to be unsure ravid the consequences of time travel himself w I’m truly not sure how I feel about this book. The book in the box. Not even much time travel, when compared to the amount of thinkin This book wasn’t what I was looking for. This page was last edited on 31 Octoberat Jul 1, Audio Distribution Rights: This classic work of science fiction is widely considered to be the ultimate time-travel novel. There’s genres, sub-genres, and sub-sub-genres.

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. Besides, the logic was smart and the problems inherent himwelf time travel itself were approached from a fun and fresh perspective.

But the writing is simple and enjoyable.