The Accidental Time Machine
by Joe Haldeman
Review by Barry Newton
Ace Hardcover Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780441014996
Date: 07 August 2007 List Price $23.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
A straightforward piece of lab equipment disappears when turned on, then reappears moments later. And it happens again. By dint of careful observation and measurement, physics grad student Matt Fuller is able to determine that the machine takes one-way trips into the future—and the trips get dramatically longer each time. Needless to say, Matt begins to send himself on these trips; willingly at first, and desperately later, as he gets into various kinds of trouble on his way. From official release/information:
Book Description: Joe Haldeman "has quietly become one of the most important science fiction writers of our time" (Rocky Mountain News). Now he delivers a provocative novel of a man who stumbles upon the discovery of a lifetime-or many lifetimes.
Grad-school dropout Matt Fuller is toiling as a lowly research assistant at MIT when, while measuring subtle quantum forces that relate to time changes in gravity and electromagnetic force, his calibrator turns into a time machine. With a dead-end job and a girlfriend who has left him for another man, Matt has nothing to lose taking a time machine trip himself-or so he thinks.
(Source: Ace Hardcover)