Reviews and Reader Comments
"The publisher hails this writer as putting the science back into
science fiction, and he does so in a very winning way."
- Library Journal
"When the soul is anguished . . . the solace from this book's visions
is a soothing balm that carries one through to try again tomorrow. . . . The
book is top-notch. As a story it's exciting and involving."
"A mind-boggler, like all of James P. Hogan's books to date."
- Milwaukee Journal
"A mind-stretching and exciting novel. . . . Fans of Asimov and Clarke
will thoroughly enjoy."
- Santa Cruz Sentinel
"One of the few writers who can take a complex subject like time,
write a 300+ page novel about it full of complex technical explanations, and
still have it come out readable and entertaining. . . . I will guarantee you
an excellent time with this book."
A Great Story 3 Times Over!, March 8, 2000
"I've never been a fan of "conventional" time travel stories with ideas
of parallel timelines or other ways around the famous "grandfather paradox."
They've all seemed cheesy. Along comes Hogan, who looks at the paradox square
in the eye, and deals with it once and for all. Foes of time travel stories
won't find this one hard to follow. Hogan takes the reader along with himself,
describing the 3 different histories and how they change, without losing the
reader in a miasma of contradictions and scene-switches."
- amazon.com reader Joe Sewell, Melbourne,
Imagination Bender, October 16, 1997
"Thrice Upon a Time is not a book to read if you're not ready to be totally
absorbed. The author allows the reader to imagine the consequences of altering
the entire universe by changing one small event in the past. The reader will
quickly become lost in the story-line as well as the characters. This book is
excellent if you're prepared to do some thinking. I highly recommend it."
- amazon.com reader from Ambler, Pennsylvania
Hogan's Best, July 6, 1997
"Beware: Once you have read this book, you will never look at time travel
in other stories in the same way. Hogan is the master of taking pure science,
and, making some small assumptions, creating a whole new set of theories to
be explored. This book, in my opinion, is his finest effort to date. Many science
fiction stories use time travel as a plot device. Hogan's novel speculates about
the very nature of time. He does this by creating a theory by which it is possible
to communicate backwards through time, and explores the consequences. I guess
the thing that I like most about his writing is that he requires his readers
to suspend disbelief on one or two small details, and then uses those details
to create several surprising turns in the plot. When looked at from the end,
these plot turns seem obvious, but the first time through it is truly surprising
where the assumptions will lead."
- amazon.com reader