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.

Author: Morisar Nerr
Country: Brunei Darussalam
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Sex
Published (Last): 4 February 2015
Pages: 34
PDF File Size: 13.17 Mb
ePub File Size: 2.35 Mb
ISBN: 779-4-15185-304-2
Downloads: 35424
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Karisar

I don’t know gerrolld the author amended the book without really a reference to the amendment to make the reader think he went back in time to add later events but whatever, it worked.

Science fiction is a genre; msn time-travel story is a sub-genre; and, I would argue at any rate, the time-travel story where you end up having sex with yourself is a sub-sub-genre. Its more of a philosophical musing and study of the life of Daniel, who is a time traveller.

He meets an alternate version of himself, who accompanies him to a race-track where the pair make a fortune betting on horse-racing. The story starts with Dan receiving a timebelt from his Uncle Jim and once amn figures out how to operate it off he goes through time.

Part of my problem is that Gerrold seems to be unsure of the consequences of time travel himself w I’m truly not sure how I feel about this book. 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. How does a time traveller live? Simplistic to say the least, Heinlein drew some looping lines on a board, twisted and tweaked a little here, waved a hand there, and converted the result into stories.



This is one of the most textured science fiction books I’ve read and I look forward to returning to it again. But I get it: If you can overlook this mild editing blunder, the rest of the book in the new edition is still really good. I do have to tell you that some parts of the book were just weird and these I didn’t spend too much gerrolx thinking about you’ll know follded when you get to them.

More complex line-drawing games with a humanist agenda, it nevertheless remains a feature of its era while attempting to grasp beyond. Time travel is full of big ones’ Daniel Eakins receives a time-belt as a legacy from his deceased uncle.

The Man Who Folded Himself

When Daniel first meets his future self from one day into the future, the future version identifies himself as “Don,” ostensibly Daniel’s twin brother. If he could write this book, there was a world that didn’t loathe me, because here was something written, published, and sold with me in it!

This classic work of science fiction is widely considered to be the ultimate time-travel novel. The Time-belt’s origins are unknown. I didnt enjoy the book either. Paradoxes in this kind of story are to be expected, required even, jan they have to be logical in spite of being paradoxical.

The journal is a collection of wbo by all the people who have worn the belt. However, this makes the book read like a work of non-fiction.

The Man Who Folded Himself – Wikipedia

The frame been dusted and re-gilded to keep the portrait sharply focused. After reading this one, time-machine addicts will never quite be able to look at the gadget again as a simple plaything.


They travel back to yesterday together “Don” of course has his own time travel gerrolv and make money at the race track with “Don’s” foreknowledge. Daniel Eakins is a student in university when his uncle contacts him to reveal a surprise: He quickly begins to use the object. Plus I really love how it handles mah. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Fully complimenting the text, it adds a plea that should be heard amongst a wider audience.

On Reading: “The Man Who Folded Himself” by David Gerrold – Minefield Wonderland

Calling him Don, the two collude on the scheme and seem to get rich. Except for A Sound of Thunder of course, which now seems extraordinarily tepid by comparison.

The book ends with the young Daniel, who has read the now-complete diary, having to decide whether he will use the Timebelt. The story is about a boy who opens a box, and finds a belt in it, and a journal. Which is not at all a bad thing. The answers are not always concrete, but on balance satisfy his needs, and enable moving forward with grace and gratification for what he does have.

View all 4 comments. Very fun novel and yeah boy, full of those paradoxes and their consequences or lack thereof that I dearly love reading about in science fiction. Its a very weird book, quite radical and

Subscribe US Now