Perfect for fans of Naomi Alderman’s The Power and Margot Lee Shetterly’s Hidden Figures comes The Psychology of Time Travel, a mind-bending, time-travel debut.
In 1967, four female scientists worked together to build the world’s first time machine. But just as they are about to debut their creation, one of them suffers a breakdown, putting the whole project—and future of time travel—in jeopardy. To protect their invention, one member is exiled from the team—erasing her contributions from history.
Fifty years later, time travel is a big business. Twenty-something Ruby Rebello knows her beloved grandmother, Granny Bee, was one of the pioneers, though no one will tell her more. But when Bee receives a mysterious newspaper clipping from the future reporting the murder of an unidentified woman, Ruby becomes obsessed: could it be Bee? Who would want her dead? And most importantly of all: can her murder be stopped?
Traversing the decades and told from alternating perspectives, The Psychology of Time Travel introduces a fabulous new voice in fiction and a new must-read for fans of speculative fiction and women’s fiction alike.
approx. 336 pages
Out February 12, 2019
I received this book in exchange for my honest review.
I love the cover. Everything is drawn to look like it’s been embroidered on. Real different and colorful.
Time-travel invented by women. A bit ironic, don’t you think considering it’s men who always claim women keep them waiting?
This book is written by a women about female scientists in a field typically dominated by men. In fact, there’s very little male input. I found that rather interesting.
The story is a fascinating read, filled to the brim with mystery, adventure, science, murder and yup, time-traveling. I enjoyed the author’s take on the effects of time-traveling and how dangerous it could be. Of course, I think everyone would agree that if time-travel were to be invented, it wouldn’t be little pions like me being allowed to use it, let alone know about it, so this made the story for me a bit much.
The entire story didn’t just focus on time-traveling, but also on the relationships and lives of the women responsible for inventing it. It tests boundaries and limitations, morals and even destinies. It was fast-paced and quite the thrill ride with a very hidden dark message. This book left me with a lot of holes not filled and questions reeling. There’s an emotional tug to it and not all is science fiction. There’s even a murder mystery.
But it is entertaining, and interesting nonetheless.
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