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Length: 146 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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"With echoes of H. G. Wells’s The Time Machine and replete with the inimitable scent of used bookstores, Time Was weaves an exquisite spell of love, war and quantum physics that is timeless in its appeal. A scientific romance in the most evocative sense of the word." ―Nina Allan

"McDonald’s gift for storytelling is on full display as he captures the emotional nuances of a decades-long love while exploring issues of military and scientific might and the state of the contemporary book industry." ―Booklist

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IAN McDONALD was born in 1960 in Manchester, England, to an Irish mother and a Scottish father. He moved with his family to Northern Ireland in 1965. He is the author of Luna: New Moon and Luna: Wolf Moon. He has won the Locus Award, the British Science Fiction Association Award, and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award. He now lives in Belfast. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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4.0 out of 5 stars So much promise, so few pages!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 7, 2018
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3.0 out of 5 stars Short and slight
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5.0 out of 5 stars Breathless and forlorn.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A science fiction novella with physical paper books and the sad slow death of bookshops as a key plot point – what’s not to like
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 7, 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great twist on the time travel genre
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 10, 2019
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4.0 out of 5 stars Très bon roman de SF sur le voyage temporel
Reviewed in France on April 24, 2018
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3.0 out of 5 stars Poetic and confusing
Reviewed in Australia on June 11, 2019
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not at all what the blurb says it is, and that's okay
Reviewed in the United States on October 4, 2018
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3.0 out of 5 stars It’s not really about the couple
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good (but not great) work from a sci-fi master
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting concept ... tight story line ... good characters ... all in all, an excellent read!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous prose and mystery
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lyrical and haunting
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2.0 out of 5 stars Interesting concept, but falls short
Reviewed in the United States on May 11, 2018
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2.0 out of 5 stars Misleading mess
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