Monday, December 19, 2011

The Best of 2011

One of the many items [old and new] enjoyed and recommended by the Library staff during 2011 for your consideration:
No question, the best book I read in 2011 was Felix J. Palma's The Map of Time! It's a rollicking romp that takes the reader to turn-of-the-century London just after H.G. Wells has published The Time Machine, and the public is fascinated with the idea of what it might mean to actually be able to travel through time. There we meet Wells himself (or at least Palma's version) and Jack the Ripper, as well as stalwart heroes, a ruthless cad, and a few damsels that are not really in distress, but actually able and willing to do what they need to, to ensure the future is protected. One of the year's best books and my favorite of the year!

[In the Central and Buena Vista science fiction collections.]

Reviewed by Daryl

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