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Reflections

Eager reader of history, mystery, classics, biographies, steampunk, lit fic, science, scifi, and etc. My reviews are mostly positive--I rarely finish or write about books I don't enjoy. My TBR is too high for that.

Time travel fun!

The Far Time Incident - Neve Maslakovic

When a time travel mishap threatens big donor contributions and a possible Nobel Prize for two professors at a small college in Minnesota, diligent, list-loving Julia Olsen, the assistant to the dean, is told by her boss to assist in the investigation. Though time travel is possible there are some interesting limitations because History is like some kind of law of physics or force of nature, circumscribing the movements and actions of time travelers so no significant changes can be made to the past.

There is a lot to enjoy in The Far Time Incident, including its pervasive but subtle humor, which enhances but doesn't dominate or overwhelm the story, and its academic setting, which peoples the book with idiosyncratic grad students and professors. This is the first in what promises to be a fun series of of time travel mysteries.