Pub Date: October 2007
This is the dramatic and inspirational firstperson story of
theoretical physicist, Dr. Ronald Mallett, who recently discovered
the basic equations for a working time machine that he believes can
be used as a transport vehicle to the past.
Combining elements of Rocket Boys and Elegant Universe, "Time
Traveler" follows Mallett's discovery of Einstein's work on
spacetime, his study of Godel's work on a solution of Einstein's
equation that might allow for time travel, and his own research in
theoretical physics spanning thirty years that culminated in his
recent discovery of the effects of circulating laser light and its
application to time travel.
The foundation for Mallett's historic timetravel work is Einstein's
theory of general relativity, a sound platform for any physicist.
Through his years of reading and studying Einstein, Mallett became a
buff well before he had any notion of the importance of the grand
old relativist's theories to his own career. One interesting subtext
to the story is Mallett's identification with, and keen interest in,
Einstein. Mallett provides easytounderstand explanations of the
famous physicist's seminal work.
Publisher Marketing:
This is the dramatic and inspirational firstperson story of
theoretical physicist, Dr. Ronald Mallett, who recently discovered
the basic equations for a working time machine that he believes can
be used as a transport vehicle to the past. Combining elements of
Rocket Boys and Elegant Universe, Time Traveler follows Mallett's
discovery of Einstein's work on spacetime, his study of Godel's
work on a solution of Einstein's equation that might allow for time
travel, and his own research in theoretical physics spanning thirty
years that culminated in his recent discovery of the effects of
circulating laser light and its application to time travel. The
foundation for Mallett's historic timetravel work is Einstein's
theory of general relativity, a sound platform for any physicist.
Through his years of reading and studying Einstein, Mallett became a
buff well before he had any notion of the importance of the grand
old relativist's theories to his own career. One interesting subtext
to the story is Mallett's identification with, and keen interest in,
Einstein. Mallett provides easytounderstand explanations of the
famous physicist's seminal work.
Review Citations:
 Kirkus Review  Adult09/01/2006
pg. 888 (EAN 9781560258698, Hardcover)
 Publishers Weekly09/04/2006 pg.
50 (EAN 9781560258698, Hardcover)
 Asimov's Science Fiction06/01/2007
pg. 137 (EAN 9781560258698, Hardcover)
 Choice06/01/2007 pg. 1791 (EAN 9781560258698,
Hardcover)
