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About Time offers a delightful return to the world of time travel and light comedy that distinguished Jack Finney’s all-time classic Time and Again. The protagonists of these 12 stories are well-meaning but at odds with their surroundings and their lives. The time to which they escape - through time travel - doesn’t always fulfill their expectations in the way they had hoped, but sometimes, they can still find their dreams.

©1986 by Jack Finney (P)2020 by Blackstone Publishing

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Finney always good

I’ve been a Finney fan for years. This collection is excellent & his stories are always well done & thought provoking. There is definitely nostalgia here for days long past, but along with the yearning for a simpler time, there is usually a subtle warning of where we might be headed. This is not whiz bang Star Wars stuff. His Time & Again and Time After Time are well written novels and classics, as is Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

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I so enjoyed this book

At the end of each story no matter how tied up it was, I really wanted to know what happen next. I love the writing (very clever), the characters, and the narration. Well done, all the way around. So many different ways to look at "Time" travel. Jack Finney, ever sense I was young has always been one of my favorite writers. The first time I read "Somewhere In Time", I was hooked. Christopher Reeve later in the movie.... be still my racing heart. I thoroughly enjoyed this. It was such a little escape for me.

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More good stuff from Jack Finney

I was happy to stumble onto this collection of short stories by Jack Finney, one of my favorite authors. Finney's storytelling draws you in and makes you believe that time travel, parallel worlds, ghosts and all other possibilities really do exist. Excellent stories and top-notch audio performances. 👍

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a collection of short stories of mixed quality

Bunch of short stories involving time... so like people from the future going into our past because things then are so F'd up that when someone invents a time machine humanity all grabs one for themselves so they can get out before the government has a chance to make it illegal... or someone is walking around a town and sees cable cars where there were once cable cars but are no longer and he can't get anyone to believe him, or criminals discover a physicist working on time travel and volunteer to have him send them into the past where they can't be punished... stuff like that. The first one you read has a magical quality it, but then the 2nd and the 3rd roll by and it starts to get really repetitive

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Extremely thought-provoking

I love the different approaches to the stories a few were very thought-provoking and interesting wishing they could be true