The Psychology of Time Travel (Paperback)Kate Mascarenhas (author)
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A breathless interweaving of science fiction and murder mystery, Mascarenhas’ dazzling clever debut unfolds over three time periods and investigates the violent demise of a groundbreaking scientist.
Four female scientists invent a time travel machine. But then one of them suffers a breakdown and puts the whole project in peril...
Ruby knows her Granny Bee was the scientist who went mad, but they never talk about it. Until they receive a message from the future, warning of an elderly woman's violent death...
Odette found the dead women at work - shot in the head, door bolted from the inside. Now she can't get her out of her mind. Who was she? And why is everyone determined to cover up her murder?
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
'A time travel murder mystery from a brilliantly original new voice. Genre-defying ... Witty and inventive' - The Guardian
'Four scientists make a world-changing discovery in this witty debut ... Inventive and unflashily wise about human hearts; Mascarenhas's future promises to be an exciting one' -The Guardian
'The narrative moves back and forth through time with its almost all-female cast meeting their future and past selves in an intriguing, multi-layered mystery that is ingeniously plotted' -The Daily Mail
'A smart, twisty murder mystery ... Troubling and inspiring, comforting and horrifying, this is crammed with the kind of ideas that will ruin other time travel stories for you forever' - SciFiNow
'This is a novel packed with ideas ... It'll leave you turning over the concepts in your mind long after the story is finished' - SFX
'The most imaginative thriller I've read in ages: captivating, delightful, and thoroughly original ... An all-around wonderful novel' - Jennie Melamed, author of Gather the Daughters
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“A brilliantly unique take on the time travel genre”
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