Thirty-three years from today, a beautiful young artist will take a job at the MacLean Toy Company. She will start paying off her student loan. She will fall in love, and she will begin to travel through time. When the employees of a toy company uncover a dusty and oddly wired mechanical monkey that enables them to travel through time, one of their team witnesses a terriblThirty-three years from today, a beautiful young artist will take a job at the MacLean Toy Company. She will start paying off her student loan. She will fall in love, and she will begin to travel through time. When the employees of a toy company uncover a dusty and oddly wired mechanical monkey that enables them to travel through time, one of their team witnesses a terrible truth and spirals into madness. His companions are compelled to track him through an increasingly dangerous space-time continuum, where their efforts are sabotaged by a mysterious stranger from the distant region of Zero Time. They must act now, but they feel transfixed by questions. In the quest to save their friend, will they too fall prey to the force that has driven him insane? What is the true nature of the entity that they sense lurking in the continuum? And finally, does the killer who hunts them also hold the key to their salvation? Although they can travel through time, time itself is running out . . . ....
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Zero Time Reviews
I must admit when I first began reading Zero Time by Kenneth D. Reimer, I thought it was going to be a multiple universe story. As I read onward, I began to wonder if he meant to travel Bradbury's path. (In the classic short story "A Sound of Thunder", Ray Bradbury describes time travel in which a tiny change in the Jurassic brings a devastating change in the present time). Chaos abounds in Reimer's story, a direct consequence of his main characters traveling through time and arriving "back in the present" out of sequence with each other.Then Reimer explicitly brought up Schrödinger's Cat, and I began to see implications of quantum corrections occurring. More and more, the story began to challenge causality and the perspective of linear time.In the end, the author has done something really clever and disturbing: He has woven a web of time transit with a malevolent entity sitting in its center, waiting for the souls of time travelers to be caught in its strands - with causality paradoxes and butterfly effects, a clockwork monkey of evil appearance, time-crossed lovers, and a soupçon of physics and philosophy to flavor it nicely.What emerges when you reach the end (but not until then) is a thoroughly twisted and enjoyable novel that succeeds in challenging the usual either-or choices of time travel.I'm glad it's fiction. And I'm glad I read it.
The manuscript never went through the hands of an editor. It shouldn't have been published anyway.There isn't much to say. The author is not a writer. The first chapter starts out with an overlong description about what happens when a man doesn't not take a shower for several days. There are easy hints that he is a timetraveller waiting for someone. This is everything he does for many pages. When this someone arrives, a mass shouting occurs.It is a misunderstanding about how a premise is set out. The timetravelling appears as a finished und generic thing at the very beginning. The question why is there timetravelling is not a premise. Neither are the generic man nor his generic relations to other people which also have been established before the story began.Surprise like a shoot-out must have a meaning and stakes in a book. The reader must have expectations in another direction to make surprise a working device in a story.
This is a great SciFi novel about time travel and mysterious doings. The conundrum of time travel is excellently dealt with, and the added philosophical depth of the looking threat that permeates the book is both titillating and frightening. The characters are well-written, the pacing is excellent, and the plot is both fantastic and believable. Loved it.