In War Times A brilliant scientist seduces a WWII soldier, giving him the plans to a device that could eradicate mankind's predilection for conflict in Kathleen Ann Goonan's… In War Times A brilliant scientist seduces a WWII soldier, giving him the plans to a device that could eradicate mankind's predilection for conflict in Kathleen Ann Goonan's… 2007-05-15 Fiction Sci-fi and Fantasy Tor Books
Book Review

In War Times (2007)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: May 15, 2007; Writer: Kathleen Ann Goonan; Genres: Fiction, Sci-fi and Fantasy; Publisher: Tor Books

A brilliant scientist seduces a WWII soldier, giving him the plans to a device that could eradicate mankind's predilection for conflict in Kathleen Ann Goonan's In War Times.

For Fans of...
Dick's Man in the High Castle; Quantum Leap.

Bottom Line
Goonan weaves experimental jazz, particle physics, and biochemistry into a compelling adventure through alternate universes. But her interdisciplinary mystery unravels as theory gives way to sentimentality and antiwar hokum.

Originally posted May 25, 2007 Published in issue #936 Jun 01, 2007 Order article reprints
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