At The Y Logs, Yzabel Ginsberg delivers a lengthy review of the “beautiful" Hollow World.
I really liked “Hollow World”. I admit had a hard time wrapping my mind about the “suspension of disbelief is needed” part, but this might be, paradoxically, because of the foreword put in by the author. (I’m contrary like that, I suppose; I didn’t have any problems when it came to do it with H.G. Wells, but tell me to do it and I start noticing it too much.) But mostly, this story left me with a satisfied feeling. I appreciated how it was about time travel, yet in terms of changes inner and external, not in terms of theories, going back and forth, etc. (Those are hard feats to master, and a lot of TT-related books fail in that regard, in my opinion.) From the beginning, it was made clear that it was a one-way trip for Ellis, our “hero”, and that he’d have to make the best out of what he’d get once in the future.
More than time travel, “Hollow World” is about differences, acceptance, humanity, and discovering one’s true self. And this made it beautiful.
Read Yzabel’s entire review at The Y Logs.
For information on Hollow World, visit the Tachyon page.