Best Books of 2016 BOSTON GLOBE * THE ATLANTICFrom the acclaimed bestselling author ofÂ The InformationÂ andÂ Chaos comes this enthralling history of time travelâ€”a concept that has preoccupied physicists and storytellers over the course of the last century. JamesÂ Gleick delivers a mind-bending exploration of time travelâ€”from its origins in literature and science to its influence on our understanding of time itself. Gleick vividly explores physics, technology, philosophy, and art as each relates to time travel and tells the story of the concept's cultural evolutionsâ€”from H.G. Wells toÂ Doctor Who, from Proust to Woody Allen. He takes a close look at the porous boundary between science fiction and modern physics, and, finally, delves into what it all means in our own moment in timeâ€”the world of the instantaneous, with its all-consuming present and vanishing future.
Publication Date2017-09-05 00:00:00
PublisherPenguin Random House