The Door Into Summer

The Door Into Summer

Book - 1957
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Dan Davis was tricked by an unscrupulous business partner and a greedy fiancee into spending thirty years in suspended animation just when he was on the verge of a success beyond his wildest dreams. But when he awoke in the future, he discovered he had the means to travel back in time -- and get his revenge!
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c1957, 1997
ISBN: 9780345330123
Branch Call Number: SF HEI
Characteristics: 291 p. ;,18 cm

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WhidbeyIslander
Aug 27, 2017

Written in the mid 1950's, the story is mostly set in 1970, where Heinlein imagines a USA after a six-day-nuclear war. The hero is an engineer and I thought there was a little too much, well, engineering. Also the hero's issues with his fiance and partner were a bit drawn out. Since the book is touted as a time-travel story, I was disappointed to find that plot didn't kick in for about 200 pages. Then the complexities of the paradoxes, etc., became interesting. Some of the "future" imaginings are sort of quaint, with a lot of the plot happening in the year 2000, when a newspaper warns that "Unseasonable Warmth Perils Winter Games." An okay way to spend a few hours although it would have been nice to have an automatic assistant cleaning the house while I read. (Love the cat.)

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