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Time Traders (2000)

by Andre Norton(Favorite Author)
3.7 of 5 Votes: 2
Baen Books
review 1: A two-for-one freebie via Amazon. Given that this was written in the ?late 50's? I believe, kudos to the writer (female who legally changed her name to Andre Alice Norton to gain broad (no pun) appeal in this era) as the material is still relevant today. Time travel, competition (Russia/U.S.) the hunt for technology, and adventure - it is all there. The writing style is still solid, although some of the dialogue is dated. Overall, a quick, easy read - a good entry for the non-scify reader.
review 2: There are two novels in this volume. In the first, The Time Traders, time travellers go back to ancient Britain and find aliens there - or are they future humans? Exciting at times, but a little uninspired.In the second, Galactic Derelict, the time travellers re
... morecover a spaceship from ten thousand years in the past, only for its pre-programmed flight to be launched once they return to the present day. It's a fascinating idea - the worlds the ship takes them to are now long-abandoned, the buildings in ruins, the people reduced to animals.It's odd, though, that the time travellers say things like "We may never know the reason or answer to any questions about them", clearly forgetting that they possess time travel technology that could be brought out to these abandoned worlds one day. But there are more books in the series - maybe that thought occurs to them later.Like the first novel, Galactic Derelict has exciting moments, but suffers at times from a slight dullness.Note that this entire book is available to download from the Baen Books free library. less
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Liked the first story, but the alien travel was weird and hard to follow.
Read first book in omnibus edition. Didn't read 2nd book.
4/1/2013: Free on Kindle
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