The Future of Another Timeline (Tor Books)
In a modern-day United States just a step away from our own, time travel is possible – in fact, it has existed for as long as humanity itself. Jumping into the past is simple, and scientists say that altering the timeline is almost impossible. But Tess, an idealistic geology professor, has figured out how to use time travel to try to undo a horrible injustice in the past whose effects are still being felt in her own time. Meanwhile, in 1992, teenage riot grrl Beth’s ordinary life is about to become a tangle of toxic friendship and murder. And across the timeline, a secret war is brewing as a group of men attempt to destroy time travel. If they succeed, only a small elite will have the power to shape past, present, and future. Tess and Beth are part of this hidden war that stretches back millions of years. But with the help of unlikely allies from times past and times yet to come, they may be able to save each other—and build a different future.
Praise for The Future of Another Timeline:
"Newitz’s fascinating extrapolation is an intelligent, gut-wrenching glimpse of how tiny actions, both courageous and venal, can have large consequences...Smart and profound on every level, this is a deeply satisfying novel."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
"The Future of Another Timeline does brilliantly what SF does best: makes metaphor concrete to illuminate the human condition. In this case, the idea that women are consistently written out of history by men is turned into a visceral reality. And when a murderous riot grrl and her found family of women go up against time-travelling misogynists, secret history becomes a thrilling secret war." --Nicola Griffith, author of Hild
“A glorious tale of hope in the face of outrage, an anthem of timeless resistance against the powers that would lead us to our worst futures.” --Ken Liu, author of The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories and The Grace of Kings
“Whether she's incorporating strange histories or thinking about possible futures, Annalee Newitz is always telling stories that are exciting and urgent in the here and now.” --Saladin Ahmed, Eisner winning author of Black Bolt, Exiles, and Throne of the Crescent Moon
Annalee Newitz is an American journalist, editor, and author of fiction and nonfiction. They are the recipient of a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship from MIT, and have written for Popular Science, The New Yorker, and the Washington Post. They founded the science fiction website io9 and served as Editor-in-Chief from 2008–2015, and then became Editor-in-Chief at Gizmodo and Tech Culture Editor at Ars Technica. Their book Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction was nominated for the LA Times Book Prize in science. Their first novel, Autonomous, won a Lambda award.
Sean Carroll is a Research Professor of theoretical physics at the California Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. in 1993 from Harvard University. His research focuses on fundamental physics and cosmology, quantum gravity and spacetime, and the evolution of entropy and complexity. His most recent book is Something Deeply Hidden: Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime. Other books include The Big Picture; The Particle at the End of the Universe; From Eternity to Here; and the textbook Spacetime and Geometry. He has been awarded prizes and fellowships by the National Science Foundation, NASA, the Sloan Foundation, the Packard Foundation, the American Physical Society, the American Institute of Physics, the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the Royal Society of London, and the Guggenheim Foundation. He frequently consults for film and television, and has been featured on shows such as The Colbert Report, PBS’s NOVA, and Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman. He is the host of the weekly Mindscape podcast.