Millennium. In the skies over Oakland, California, a DC and a are about to collide. And in the far distant future, a time-travel team is preparing to snatch. In , John Varley decided to use the concept to attempt to snark at Starting as a short story (“Air Raid”), developing into a script idea, and. John Varley’s Millennium, a novelization of the film disappointment of the same name, which was inspired by a Varley short story*.

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This is a science fiction story. Not only the best time travel story ever written, it is certainly one of the finest science fiction books as well. Varoey plan to rewatch the film adaptation in the next few days. I found it looking for time travel stories I had yet to read and was extremely satisfied. And, following the fashion of too many male and female, sadly authors, Miklenium imbues his female protagonist with the second-most used, second-most uninspired motivation: I don’t think so, because I think time travel stories really have to sell you on the time, and Millennium failed there.

I bought the book because Millennium has been one of my favorite movies for years; I watch it several times a year. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Upon returning to her present our futureLouise is informed that millrnium weapon that was left behind has caused a paradox and that it must be recovered to prevent a breakdown in the fabric of time.

One of the best robot characters ever created in SF, too, and on varlley 23 a shout-out to Robert Heinlein. Some solutions or events are telegraphed well ahead of time we can’t have the viewing audience confused, now can we? This one’s a tale of time travelers from the distant, dystopian future.

I was still a kid inso reading this more than 30 years later also granted me a very different perspective on an era that I’ve actually lived through. Posted by Jesse at 8: Clever, and kohn good, but I kept getting caught up by how dated this is, both in the sense that it was published in and in the sense that it was written in the 20th century. You are commenting using your WordPress. For now, a collection of John Varley’s short stories is entering the bottomless pit that is my to read list.


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Their greatest fear is what happens if there is a “Grandfather Paradox”, which comes up in most discussions of time travel. This is millwnium great word; not only is it original, but it’s fun to say.

The future and time travel and a hella sarcastic heroine debatable? None are the wiser, that is until Bill Smith, investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board, is called to the scene of a two plane crash. Millennium is right out of that world. I am currently on my 6th copy of this excellent time-travel novel the other 5 have worn out due to repeated readingsand Millenuum hope that all of you who are sci-fi enthusiasts will take the time to pick up a copy and read it, if you haven’t read it already.

The funny thing was, in the end it was the Big Computer who was running everything, and not Louise or Bill or even Sherman. Clever and thoughtful time travel story, with a dash of 80s style. Lists with This Book. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Millennium is a thriller, and, as with most time travel stories, features its share of discrepancies popping up in story logic.

Will the future you exist in – cease to exist? The other is the far future. Its a good story from a milleniuj fiction point of view. The rest of the team finishes removing the passengers and the real flight attendants. In short, the first third of the book has a lot of death.

A futuristic artifact left by time travelers in the past which, if discovered, could cause a paradox. I like books about time travel, and this has some good ideas.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Aug 14, Christopher Sutch rated it really liked it. I love time travel stories.

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Ci sono pochi eventi tanto drammatici quanto un incidente aereo, quando poi si ha a che fare con lo scontro tra due aerei si viene gravati da un’impressione di millenum catastrofe.


Another problem is miillenium the two main characters seem to be the wrong characters: He has written several novels and numerous short stories. The novel and some of the characters try to make it up as a “meet cute” the term is actually used by the book but our two heroes are broken people, not Hepburn and Grant. Get to Know Varrley. As such incidents leave no survivors to report interference and change the timeline, they can freely remove the living but soon-to-die victims, and replace them with convincing corpses they have manufactured in the future.

The team then scatters pre-burnt body parts around the plane so they barley be found after the crash. Can we desexualize female protagonists without making them sound like Bob Heinlein? And I especially liked the author’s recommended reading list in the back!

Milleniuk future part made me think of the animated Gerald Potterton film Heavy Metal. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Email required Address never made public. Additionally, I am reading this book as part of an 80s challenge – one book per year. I think it’s because the premise for time travel in this novel is practical.

It alternates between the first person perspective of two vafley, one contemporary to the timeframe when most of the action takes place, one from the time traveller from the distant future.

Nothing too gory, but directly viewed and fairly sobering. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Why the time traveller is doing this comes out in the end of this very entertaining novel. I saw in at Amazon.