The 40 Best Books of 2016

Time Travel: A History, James Gleick (Pantheon)
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Time Travel: A History, James Gleick (Pantheon)

Science writer Gleick’s latest book is a funny, erudite look at a concept that has fascinated the world for decades: time travel. Gleick credits The Time Machine author H.G. Wells with pioneering the concept, and discusses literature, physics, and culture in his deep exploration of what it would mean if humans were able to travel through time.

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