TITLE: The Accidental Time Machine
AUTHOR: Joe Haldeman
"Joe Haldeman "has quietly become one of the most important science fiction writers of our time" (Rocky Mountain News). Now he delivers a provocative novel of a man who stumbles upon the discovery of a lifetime-or many lifetimes.
Grad-school dropout Matt Fuller is toiling as a lowly research assistant at MIT when, while measuring subtle quantum forces that relate to time changes in gravity and electromagnetic force, his calibrator turns into a time machine. With a dead-end job and a girlfriend who has left him for another man, Matt has nothing to lose taking a time machine trip himself-or so he thinks."
An entertaining and light romp through future time via a wonky (it only goes forward and sideways) and accidentally discovered time machine. The main character is a bit flat and I can't say the futures provided by Haldeman were terribly exciting. The novel was entertaining but not great. I found the beginning more interesting than the end.