Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,

#RetroHugos1941 Twice in Time, by Manly Wade Wellman

At last, another novel that I feel I can nominate for the Retro Hugos alongside The Ill-Made Knight and Kallocain. It's a short book about a time-traveller who goes back to Renaissance Italy and finds that he cannot return to his own time due to a combination of local politics, equipment constraints and fuzzy memory. Any reader who is actually awake will spot the eventual punchline by the end of the second chapter, but Wellman has fun taking us there and unashamedly invokes various cliches of the time-hopping subgenre. A shame that this isn't better known, and I'm nominating it for the Retro Hugos to try and fix that.
Tags: bookblog 2015, hugos 2016, retro hugos 1941

  • My tweets

    Tue, 12:56: Brexit isn’t done – and Boris Johnson can’t answer the Irish Question "Boris Johnson has no interest in…

  • My tweets

    Mon, 12:44: Well, we’ll see. I am waiting for a package which has been in Belgium since 15 September; spoken to @ bpost_nl three times by…

  • My tweets

    Sun, 12:56: RT @ AliVaez: I've followed the nuclear negotiations across 3 US & 3 Iranian administrations, been on the ground at multiple…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.