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Time Traders I: The Time Traders & Galactic Derelict (2000)

by Andre Norton

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One good story with an annoying protagonist, one rather pointless story with an interesting protagonist. Overall - good, not wonderful, but I will no doubt reread the next time this series starts bugging me for a read. More detailed reviews on the individual stories. ( )
  jjmcgaffey | Jun 18, 2012 |
A very slow read and one that I only read because it is on the 501 must reads. Do yourself a favor, substitute another work by a better science fiction author (Foundation by Asimov is one example) for this sluggish bore of a novel. The book starts out promising: American criminal is trained (although the training is left out which would have improved the work) to time travel in order to find out how the Russians who also can time travel are developing their technology. To do so, he must travel to the past, in this case, to pre-historic Britain where he must become a beakerman or trader with other tribes. Much of the novel is exposition on the tribes and history (Yawn!) and follows a very boring pattern: Ross, also called Murdock is alone, he is captured, he reunites with his team, he is again alone, gets captured, reunites, etc.etc.etc. I literally had to power through at small doses at day to reach the ending of this god awful novel. Better time travel works are out there: Time Machine, Lest Darkness Falls, Conn. Yankee in King Arthur's court. Skip this one. ( )
  Mromano | Jan 17, 2011 |
Not a bad book. The writing was a bit light, but ok all in all. Younger readers would enjoy.

I can recommend this book. ( )
  tcgardner | Oct 15, 2008 |
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To anyone who glanced casually inside the detention room the young man sitting there did not seem very formidable.

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In two related adventures, Ross Murdock travels in time to Britain in 2000 B.C. to uncover the base from which Russians are gathering weapons, then investigates an alien spaceship wrecked in North America during prehistoric times.

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