The Map of Time: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 28, 2011 - Fiction - 624 pages
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Characters real and imaginary come vividly to life in this whimsical triple play of intertwined plots, in which a skeptical H. G. Wells is called upon to investigate purported incidents of time travel and to save lives and literary classics, including Dracula and The Time Machine, from being wiped from existence.

What happens if we change history?

Félix J. Palma explores this provocative question, weaving a historical fantasy as imaginative as it is exciting—a story full of love and adventure that transports readers from a haunting setting in Victorian London to a magical reality where centuries collide and a writer’s mind seems to pull at all the strings.

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User Review  - wagner.sarah35 - LibraryThing

I feel like I didn't quite know what I signed up for as I read this novel. While good overall, the strange use of a few terms keyed me in that this is a translated work and I was frustrated a few ... Read full review

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User Review  - e2d2 - LibraryThing

I really wanted to love this one but just couldn't get over the awkward narrator and clumsy attempt to do a mystery with just bits and pieces held back for no good reason. still the premise is interesting and the idea of time travel always intrigues me. Read full review

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Félix J. Palma has been acclaimed by critics as one of the most brilliant and original storytellers of our time. His devotion to the short story genre has earned him more than a hundred awards. The Map of Time, his first book published in the United States, was an instant New York Times bestseller and received the prestigious 2008 Ateneo de Sevila XL Prize. It has been published in more than thirty countries. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed The Map of the Sky. Palma lives in Spain. Please visit

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