From the acclaimed author of The Information and Chaos, a mind-bending exploration of time travel: its subversive origins, its evolution in literature and science, and its influence on our understanding of time itself.
“A fascinating mash-up of philosophy, literary criticism, physics and cultural observation. It’s witty… pithy… and regularly manages to twist its reader’s mind.” —Anthony Doerr, The New York Times Book Review (cover)
“Exhilarating…Time travel has become a veritable theme park of playful attractions, which Mr. Gleick explores with infectious gusto.” —Michael Saler, The Wall Street Journal
“Magnificent. A riveting history of an idea that changed us so profoundly, we forgot we had even been changed. But Gleick remembers.” —Lev Grossman, Books Editor of TIME and author of The Magicians Trilogy