Hollow World

Hollow World

By Simonbook - 09 Mar 2015 in Reviews 417

Hollow World

I've always been a massive fan of Time Travel books, sadly they are few and far between when you are an avid reader. I'm about 80% through this book and finding it to be a very interesting story and a fresh new spin on a few other tales (somewhat). Rather than paste the authors blurb here, I'll just give a quick overview of the story, my thoughts on it and a rating.

The Story
58 year old guy finds out he has lung cancer and on the same day finds out his wife has cheated on him, these facts get him over the trepidation of being killed by testing the time machine he's been building in his garage. The time rules in this universe or the math if you will, dictate that time travel can only happen forwards, so deciding that 200 years in the future is enough to escape his reality, he pushes the switch - he ends up 2000 years in the future. Cue shenanigans.

My impressions
Once the above was out of the way, many of the threads/turns/concepts that followed reminded me of Asimov, this is not a bad thing, Asimov is a fucking genius. Like Asimov, Michael J. Sullivan does not bog the reader down with the mechanics and/or math involved in any of the technology (and there is a lot of really cool shit later on) and just gets on with providing a solid human story.

More info here, including how this book was funded by Kickstarter. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19084955-hollow-world
My Rating: 8 / 10

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