Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Top ten time-travelling stories

Linda Buckley-Archer's time-travelling trilogy concludes with Time Quake, available in the U.S. in October.

For the Guardian, she named her top ten time-travelling stories. One title on the list:
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams

I was a student when I first heard Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy on Radio 4 and recall rushing round to a friend's flat exclaiming "switch the radio on!" Douglas Adams is sorely missed and I often wonder what he would have been writing now. In this comic-sci-fi-fantasy-detective novel, Adams's wild plotting draws on quantum physics, Coleridge, not to mention a time machine that stops working when the telephone is mended, in order to prove the fundamental interconnectedness of all things.
Read about another book on Buckley-Archer's list.

--Marshal Zeringue