Saturday, November 16, 2019

Corrupting Dr. NiceCorrupting Dr. Nice by John Kessel
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I think this definitely falls under Romance. SF rom-com. But don't dismiss it so casually! It has a LOT of great worldbuiding features.

Time travel hijinx is only the start of it.

First, throw out paradoxes. New timelines pop up everywhere. But this also means that you can go back to the same past time and pick up the same person or mineral resource and bring it (or them) back to the future. Mozart writing a rock ballad? Yep.

Commercial exploitation of the past. Movie crews hanging out during the time of Jesus. Bringing Jesus forward. Several of him. Pop him out before he actually DOES anything. Enjoy the ramifications. Mix, stir, repeat.

Let's keep the reveals about the dinosaurs to the novel, shall we?

But the rom-com is actually the best part! Put a con artist next to a rich scientist and watch the sparks fly.

I had a really fun time. :)

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