The Science Fiction Book Club is excited to go backwards and forwards in time this semester! At our first meeting, we’ll discuss Michael Crichton’s Timeline. This book takes us to France (Dordogne, to be exact) during the Hundred Years War where a team of historians and archaeologists find themselves trapped thanks to quantum technology and the company financing their dig.
Michael Crichton was a prolific author and “entertainment giant.” He was probably most well-known for Jurassic Park. If you’ve ever read one of his books, his skill with writing technical details is obvious and can be explained by his degree in medicine. He published regularly until his untimely death in 2008 at the age of 66. Several books have been published posthumously, such as Dragon Teeth, and his work Westworld has taken on new life thanks to HBO.
We look forward to chatting with you about Timeline on Thursday, October 4th at 12:30pm in Library 314.