Posts Categorized: Time Travel

Oct 28
Review: After Eden by Helen Douglas

Review: After Eden by Helen Douglas

I enjoy stories about time travel, but one of my big challenges can be trying to wrap my mind around the science.  Often, an author’s explanation can be so complex that I eventually give up trying to figure out whether the author has covered all the bases involving the paradoxes of time travel.  In After Eden, Helen Douglas keeps the science simple and accessible, but there were some plot points that didn’t make sense.  For just one example that happened… Read more »


Aug 18
Review: All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

Review: All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

All Our Yesterdays is a wonderfully intelligent time-travel story.  The time travel concepts are complex, but manage to not be (too) confusing.  When All Our Yesterdays begins, Em and Finn are locked up in adjacent cells for reasons unknown.  Both are subjected to torture and beatings, and it is clear that this isn’t a run-of-the-mill prison.  Two men, referred to by Em as “the doctor” and “the director” are in charge, and both are vicious.  Em and Finn, with the… Read more »


May 13
Review: Parallel by Lauren Miller

Review: Parallel by Lauren Miller

The first thing that I’m going to praise in Parallel is the character of Caitlin, Abby’s best friend.  How often do we have the best friend character who is there to deliver a bit of snark and not much else?  In Parallel, Miller gives Caitlin both the physical, mental, and emotional characteristics more typically seen in the main character.  I’ve wondered if there is some writers’ guideline that dictates “the best friend” must always stay in the background.  If so,… Read more »


Mar 18
Review: Pivot Point by Kasie West

Review: Pivot Point by Kasie West

“Stay here with others like you, or leave the Compound and live in a world surrounded by people who only use ten percent of their brains.”  This is the choice Addie must make when her parents tell her they’re getting a divorce and that she must choose with whom to live.  As a Searcher, Addie has the ability to see into the future of either potential option.  With that framework set in place, we are off!  Each chapter switches between… Read more »