Sea of Tranquility

Registered by wingReallyBookishwing of Furlong, Pennsylvania USA on 7/14/2022
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2 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingReallyBookishwing from Furlong, Pennsylvania USA on Thursday, July 14, 2022
A beautifully conceived and executed meditation on what it means to be human. Satisfying and recommended!

Journal Entry 2 by wingReallyBookishwing at WishList RABCK, By Mail/Post/Courier -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Released 10 mos ago (7/19/2022 UTC) at WishList RABCK, By Mail/Post/Courier -- Controlled Releases


I saw this on your wishlist and thought I would send it along. Hope you enjoy it!

Journal Entry 3 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Friday, July 22, 2022
The books arrived safely today - many thanks! I'd put this one on my wishlist because I loved the author's Station Eleven. Looking forward to this "novel of time travel and metaphysics"!

Later: I enjoyed this one very much, from its opening scenes of a rather hapless, drifting young Englishman attempting to find his feet as a remittance man in 1912 Canada to the revelation that time travelers are being very, very careful about just what kinds of changes are made to the timestream - and what happens when there's a glitch! (I wasn't as caught up in the whole "are we all existing inside some kind of simulation" sub-thread, on the theory - adopted by some of the characters - that if you can't tell and can't change your situation it doesn't really matter {wry grin}.)

As the story developed and I began to realize what was actually going on - and to make a guess or two as to the eventual revelations, though I didn't get the answers quite right - I was very pleased indeed, though also worried as to the fates of the people who were caught up in the whole risk-the-timeline-to-save-one-life debate. (As a longtime fan of speculative fiction and the many time-travel variations that pop up, I could see several points of view re these decisions; depending on the kind of reality - or mega-simulation? - that one is in, opting to try and change the past could turn out OK, or could be in vain as history repaired itself (the Discworld is fond of this one), or could go very, very horribly wrong... Which of these occur in this novel I'll leave for the reader to discover!)

Rather haunting and quite poignant - recommended!

Released 2 mos ago (3/30/2023 UTC) at Little Free Library, New Searles Rd [OBCZ] in Nashua, New Hampshire USA


I left this book in my Little Free Library on this bright, cool day; hope someone enjoys it!

[See other recent releases in NH here.]

** Released for the 2023 4 Elements challenge. **

** Released for the 2023 Oh, the Places We Can Go challenge. **

** Released for the 2023 Science Fiction challenge. **

** Released for the 2023 Keep Them Moving challenge. **

Journal Entry 5 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Friday, April 7, 2023
This book is no longer in my Little Free Library; hope whoever took it enjoys it, and that it'll be journaled someday!

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