Easton Press. Norwalk, CT. 2009. 371 pages. Signed First Edition - Limited Collector's Edition. Makes a fantastic gift for yourself or the serious collector in your life. This exquisite volume is part of the Signed First Edition of Science Fiction collection by Easton Press. Gorgeously illustrated and bound in full genuine leather with classic gold detailing. The number is not known for this version since it is sealed. Photos below from inside the book are from an unsealed version.
Condition: As New. Sealed. Without any flaws. A wonderful bright clean copy. Unread book with no bumped corners. Sharp corners. No marks, writings or stamps.
AboutWhen physicist Michael Shelborne mysteriously vanishes, his son Shel discovers that he had constructed a time travel device. Following his father's trail through history-from the enlightenment of Renaissance Italy through the American Wild West to the civil-right upheavals of the 20th century-Shel makes a devastating discovery that sends him reeling back through the ages, and changes his life forever."McDevitt avoids flashy action scenes in this tale of two friends using a time machine to take a grand tour of history. When Adrian Shel Shelbourne's physicist father disappears and leaves behind a time-travel device, Shel and his friend Dave Dryden, a language expert, search for Shel's father in Galileo's Italy, Selma during the civil rights marches and other famous times and places. Realizing that time resists paradoxes and history can't be changed, the two friends seize the opportunity to live enriching, truly humane lives from Thermopylae to a few minutes in the future. As the paradoxes begin to pile up and their luck in dodging some of history's villains runs out, McDevitt ingeniously handles a tricky denouement that will leave readers satisfied." - Publishers Weekly