Nel deserto dell’Arizona un uomo vaga senza meta, pronunciando parole prive di senso. Dopo ventiquattr’ore è morto e il suo corpo viene cremato dalle uniche persone che sembrano conoscerlo. All’altro capo del mondo una squadra di archeologi è al lavoro sulle rovine di un villaggio medievale della Dordogna, dove scopre una stanza rimasta sigillata per oltre seicento anni. Ma nel quartier generale della società finanziatrice del progetto gli studiosi faranno una scoperta ancora più sorprendente: il capo della misteriosa multinazionale ha inventato una vera macchina del tempo, che nello spericolato tentativo di ritrovare il professor Johnson, il capo della spedizione precipitato in un tunnel spaziotemporale, li proietterà in uno dei periodi più avventurosi e violenti della storia.
Da quel momento i nostri eroi dovranno riuscire a sopravvivere nel bel mezzo della guerra dei Cent’Anni – tra soldataglia e affascinanti castellane, assedi e cruente battaglie – per cercare di tornare sani e salvi nel XXI secolo.
- ISBN: 8811136326
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 681
Timeline, Michael Crichton Timeline is a science fiction novel by American writer Michael Crichton, published in November 1999. It tells the story of a group of history students who travel to 14th-century France to rescue their professor. The book follows in Crichton's long history of combining techn Leggi tutto
In the world of pseudoscience, the subject of time travel is always entertaining , fascinating and downright shall we say, fun...Imagine going back to any year, in the distant, obscure past, (reachable now )...taking a peek, looking around the corner , at the mysteries, seeing actual situations and
Another one-star book for the "so bad it pissed me off" category. I so wanted to like this book. Up until this book I think I read nearly everything Crichton wrote. Timeline, in my opinion, had a great premise. Swashbuckler disguised as Sci-Fi. The problem I had was that Crichton tried too hard to e Leggi tutto
This was the first Crichton novel I read, which is probably to his advantage. I knew it was fiction, so I was able to pick it up and cruise right through it. Had I started on The Andromeda Strain , or Airframe , I might have thought he was a non-fiction writer and not given him a proper chance. As it Leggi tutto
Having enjoyed Jurassic Park, I wanted to read more Crichton. Timeline now being the second novel of he’s that I’ve read. What I found most fascinating were the complete flip between the two stories, as in Jurassic Park its about being the past being brought to the present. Whereas Timeline is very m Leggi tutto
I loved this book... and then some arse made a really crap film and the book lost some of its shine... I couldn't rid my mind of the film set and actors. I still quite like the book.
Μία πολύ ωραία περιπέτεια, η οποία δίνει μια διάσταση στα ταξίδια στο χρόνο, που δεν θα μπορούσα ποτέ να φανταστώ. Ο Crichton είχε μελετήσει πάρα πολύ καλά την κβαντική μηχανική και τον 14ο αιώνα, τον οποίο πιστεύω, μετέφερε καταπληκτικά στο βιβλίο. Τα αρνητικά που βρήκα στο κείμενο είναι ότι οι 600 Leggi tutto
The next stop in my time travel marathon (November being Science Fiction Month) was Timeline , Michael Crichton's 1999 thriller. Crichton was not what I think of as a prolific writer; he published sixteen novels in his lifetime under this own name, beginning in 1969 with The Andromeda Strain . Perhaps Leggi tutto
“The very concept of time travel makes no sense, since time doesn’t flow. The fact that we think time passes is just an accident of our nervous systems— of the way things look to us. In reality, time doesn’t pass; we pass. Time itself is invariant. It just is. Therefore, past and future aren’t separ Leggi tutto
This was a good one. When you step into a time machine, fax yourself through a "quantum foam wormhole," and step out in feudal France circa 1357, be very, very afraid. If you aren't strapped back in precisely 37 hours after your visit begins, you'll miss the quantum bus back to 1999 and be stranded
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