The Future of Another Timeline

The Future of Another Timeline

From Annalee Newitz, founding editor of io9, comes a story of time travel, murder, and the lengths we'll go to protect the ones we love.

1992: After a confrontation at a riot grrl concert, seventeen-year-old Beth finds herself in a car with her friend's abusive boyfriend dead in the backseat, agreeing to help her friends hide the body. This murder sets Beth and her friends on a path of escalating violence and vengeance as they realize many other young women in the world need protecting too.

2022: Determined to use time travel to create a safer future, Tess has dedicated her life to visiting key moments in history and fighting for change. But rewriting the timeline isn’t as simple as editing one person or event. And just when Tess believes she's found a way to make an edit that actually sticks, she encounters a group of dangerous travelers bent on stopping her at any cost.

Tess and Beth’s lives intertwine as war breaks out across the timeline--a war that threatens to destroy time travel and leave only a small group of elites with the power to shape the past, present, and future. Against the vast and intricate forces of history and humanity, is it possible for a single person’s actions to echo throughout the timeline?

Title:The Future of Another Timeline
ISBN:9780765392121
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  • Silvana

    4.5 stars rounded up. This might go straight to my Hugo ballot. Super fun. I held back from writing a review because I wanted to write something smart, explaining the time travel aspect of this book, ...

  • Bradley

    I would give this novel five stars for just the cool research put into this time-travel novel, but fortunately, there's a lot more going on here than just clever interpretations of history. Or rather,...

  • Gabi

    You are one. We are many. You can not make us feel your shame.(I don't know if this even works out of context, but the moment was so powerful, it stuck in my head)My first 5-stars of the new year!I wa...

  • Jessica Woodbury

    This is a feminist punk queer time travel novel, which will probably be enough to sell it for many readers. A group of time traveling cis and trans women and nonbinary folks suspect a competing set of...

  • Allison Hurd

    I don't remember the last time I was this ambivalent about a book. It was really good! It was horrific. I'm so glad I read it! I can't believe I made it through. Delightfully hopeful! Harrowing like H...

  • Blaine

    That’s when I decided the point of travel was not to observe history, but to change it.The Future of Another Timeline is set in a world in which humanity discovered five machines of unknown origin a...

  • Debbie Notkin

    There is so much to like about this book! In fact, how much to there is to like about this book is why, in the end, I wasn't happy with it. Let me explain:1) This is a book about a 1992 teenager with ...

  • K

    FULL DISCLOSURE: I beta read for this book at the end of 2018 to offer some insights into the musical material that forms a key part of the plot. I initially beta read this novel to lend my expertise ...

  • Justine

    This story follows two characters, teenage Beth in 1992 California, and time travelling Tess based in 2022. The chapters alternate between the two characters, and as expected, their connection is even...

  • Claire

    This book has a message and it's not subtle about it. The time travel technique is interesting. There are rocks across the world that you can use to time travel and mankind has always known. However, ...