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The Tourist
by Robert Dickinson


Overview - "A rare treat: a time travel tale that brings something new to the subgenre....A wry social commentary and an uneasy tale of escalating paranoia." Guardian
THE FUTURE IS ALREADY WRITTEN.
"As fresh and compelling as it is high concept....Immensely enjoyable." SFX****
THE FUTURE HAS ALREADY HAPPENED.
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Overview
"A rare treat: a time travel tale that brings something new to the subgenre....A wry social commentary and an uneasy tale of escalating paranoia." Guardian
THE FUTURE IS ALREADY WRITTEN.
"As fresh and compelling as it is high concept....Immensely enjoyable." SFX****
THE FUTURE HAS ALREADY HAPPENED.
"Welcome to the 21st Century. Please don't feed the natives....Echoes of Bradbury and Orwell, in the service of a crackerjack conspiracy plot; a seductively intriguing work of speculative fiction." Kirkus
TIME TRAVEL IS CONFUSING.
"Leaps of time, identity, and chronology create a dark, chillingly claustrophobic atmosphere." Publishers Weekly
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  • ISBN-13: 9780316399425
  • ISBN-10: 0316399426
  • Publisher: Redhook
  • Publish Date: October 2016
  • Page Count: 352
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.15 pounds


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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-08-29
  • Reviewer: Staff

British author Dickinson makes his U.S. debut with a murky, dystopian thriller, which depicts a 24th-century world replete with brutal, militaristic societies of slaves and biomechanically enhanced superhumans. Time-travel technology allows visits to eras before the NEE (Near Extinction Event), which transformed the world and its surviving inhabitants. Spens is a guide at a time-travel “resort,” where tourists can visit early 21st-century England. When a visitor vanishes from a group excursion, Spens must pursue her. He slowly realizes that his quarry may be an agent from another time whose actions in the past may change the future, causing humanity’s near annihilation—or preventing it. The leaps of time, identity, and chronology create a dark, chillingly claustrophobic atmosphere, but the choppy chronology and elaborate sci-fi imaginings overshadow and obscure the plot and meaningful character development. “Travel is confusing,” is a frequent refrain, and the same can be said for this ambitious but unsatisfying vision of the future. Agent: Oli Munson, A.M. Heath (U.K.). (Oct.)

 
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