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The Future of Another Timeline
The Future of Another Timeline | Annalee Newitz
Time travel has existed for as long as humanity itself. Jumping into the past is simple, and scientists say that altering the timeline is almost impossible. But Eliza, an idealistic geology professor, believes in historical change. That's why she's gone back to the Columbian Exposition in 1893, hoping to undo a horrible injustice whose effects are still being felt in her own time. On her way, she makes a secret stop in 1992. She's desperate to find Beth, a high school punk rocker whose ordinary life is about to become a cross-temporal tangle of toxic friendship and murder. Eliza and Beth are part of a hidden war that stretches back millions of years. But with the help of unlikely allies from times past and times yet to come, they may be able to save each otherand build a different future. The Future of Another Timeline is a thought-provoking new novel from Annalee Newitz, founding editor of io9 and Lamda Award-winning author of Autonomous. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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encinarus
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This was great. Characters use time travel to change sentiments over time, in an alternate timeline for earth. The story revolves around edits to the timeline to improve women's rights (abortion, but not just) and the modern year is set in 2022. Reading it in August 2022 after the recent supreme court case made it hit harder than I expect it did when written, and it spurred me to learn some real history. On that note, fuck Comstock.

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TracyReadsBooks
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I first met Annalee at BEA when I saw a poster of their book Autonomous with blurbs from William Gibson & Neal Stephenson—recommendation enough for me! We chatted & then I later saw Annalee on tour, went out for drinks with them & Charlie Jane Anders & now I never miss Annalee when they are on tour. Sometimes those blurbs on the covers really do matter!

Have a story about a favorite signed book? I‘d love to hear it!

#FavoriteSignedBooks

Alfoster Yes! I met Jesse Kellerman years ago at LA Festival of Books. Loved his dad books and Jesse‘s first was awesome! But when I walked up to the table I blurted out, “You‘re 10 years old!” He wasn‘t of course; I bit my tongue but he smiled widely and responded, “Why yes I am!” I should have been banned; thank goodness he was so gracious!❤️👏 9mo
TracyReadsBooks @Alfoster I love your story!!! It‘s great that he took it in stride and was so gracious. I still get nervous at author signings and have, on more than one occasion, blurted out something that had me cringing with embarrassment in the inside! I‘m such a fan my excitement sometimes just spills over. 9mo
Alfoster That‘s good to know! I seriously could meet a movie star and say nothing, but authors make me tongue-tied (or a verbal idiot)!😱 9mo
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REPollock
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Getting kind of weird and hard to follow but I‘m persevering.

Image: Riley helping me spread out quilt batting.

wildwoodreads The best helper ever! 11mo
Crazeedi Precious 😺 11mo
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REPollock
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Everything about this book sounds right up my alley! Time traveling riot grrls changing the timeline to defend womens rights? Sign me up!!!

(Pic—we drove out to the lake today just to see the water.)

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wanderinglynn
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Bailedbailed

I expected a time travel adventure but got a diatribe on the patriarchy with huge neon militant pro-feminism signs. The biggest problem I saw is the story was driven by themes (misogyny, gender politics + others) instead of by character or plot. Attempting to create a story based on every systemic & political issue facing women does not create a coherent or interesting story. And the time travel aspect failed. No science in this so-called SciFi.

wanderinglynn TW: for a rather violent attempted rape in Ch. 2. Bailed at 25%. 13mo
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WanderingBookaneer
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#GroupQ #Round13 #LMPBC
These are my choices. There was one more book, but @ozma.of.oz had already read it so I covered it with the TBR sticker.

What say you?

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LibrarianRyan I have HCS. Haven‘t read it yet but I have it. Johannesburg has been on my TBR but I have not been able to find a copy of book 1. But any are good to me. 14mo
LauraBeth I‘ve been wanting to read HCS! 14mo
ozma.of.oz I‘m curious what the covered book was! Anyway, I adore both HCS and Good Omens and would be 110% down to reread both. And The Future of Another Timeline has been on my TBR for months now! I am so excited for this round! 14mo
carlthecattt I‘ve read HCS and loved it! Haven‘t read any of the others :) 14mo
LibrarianRyan Again, I know you have been busy. Ello, just checkin in. Did you pick a book? I am just updating my lists so I don't forget what goes with who. 13mo
WanderingBookaneer @LibrarianRyan I thought I had Johannes Cabral, but I can‘t find it so I decided on 13mo
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Avanders
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Fully vaxxed & relaxed 😌🦋
& Happy Easter!!! 🐰🐣🌅✝️

Had a pretty great wknd... bfast w the sisters & son, a very pleasant & productive Barnes trip (here‘re 3 of my finds), an indulgent lunch, home to find this beautiful card from @ElizaMarie , a relaxing evening, this morning w the family, church (still online for us ☺️), Easter egg hunt for bugga, grocery & ham, & now time for some reading.

Hope your Easter & your days are calm & peaceful!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy Easter 🐣💗 2y
TheBookHippie Yay!!! 2y
ElizaMarie Awe happy Easter !!! 2y
Avanders @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @ElizaMarie happy Easter to you! 🐣🐰🦋 2y
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TrishB
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I don‘t really do chocolate so hubby always says what do you want for Easter. A book I always say. This is the book(s).
My #weeklyforecast will probably come from these.
The Hobb is to complete the trilogy (again) of illustrated editions.
Happy Easter to those that do Easter. Happy Sunday to all. ♥️

vivastory I've heard great things about the Ward 2y
rockpools Happy Easter Trish - looks like a good reading week ahead! 2y
charl08 Nice! Plenty to get your teeth into there. 2y
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Cathythoughts Lucky you ! Lovely presents 🎁🐣 2y
squirrelbrain How lovely! Happy Easter! 🐣 2y
Cinfhen MrB is the Best!!! Happy Easter 🐰 2y
TrishB @vivastory I think that will be first up! 2y
TrishB @rockpools @charl08 @Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain @Cinfhen thanks all! Enjoy whatever you‘re getting up to. I made a roast dinner so that should be national news really 😁😁 2y
charl08 Yay, roast dinner (very full here). 2y
Cinfhen What??? YOU MADE A ROAST!!!!!!!! That is National News xxxxxxx 2y
TrishB @charl08 us too! 2y
TrishB @Cinfhen I‘ll be very disappointed if it‘s not 😁 😘 2y
Cinfhen I bet it was DELICIOUS 😋 well done 😘 2y
rockpools I‘m impressed! 2y
Ruthiella I love those Robin Hobb editions! ❤️ 2y
LeahBergen Lucky you! ❤️ 2y
TrishB @rockpools me too 😁 2y
TrishB @Ruthiella they are beautiful ❤️ 2y
TrishB @LeahBergen I definitely am 😁 2y
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Tianarose
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Absolutely loving this book so far. I took a break from it when “Chain of Iron” came in. Such an interesting blend of genres, and I must say I‘m on a bit of a feminist kick lately.

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Zoes_Human
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A time travel war between feminists and incels? I am here for this! The Future of Another Timeline was fun and fast-paced, with unexpected twists, complicated heroes, and an ending that feels really good right now. Absolutely adored it.

Content advisory in comments.

Zoes_Human Brief depictions of abuse, rape, and anti-trans hostility. References to trans murder and discrimination. 2y
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Zoes_Human
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“I can‘t imagine those bumpkins coming up with a foolproof plan to stroke their own cocks. They‘re idiots!” 😂😂🤣

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Zoes_Human
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The book I just started is basically a time travel war between feminists and incels and I am here for this.

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ManyWordsLater
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I‘m only reading fiction right now. I have a lot of nonfiction on my TBR. But I just can‘t right now. Maybe after the election. Fingers and toes crossed the country understands the severity of the issues at sake, Democracy, for example.
#gotv #democracy #vote #rbg #fiction #nonfiction #election2020 #bidenharris

Julsmarshall Amen! All the fingers and toes crossed! 2y
Christine Just democracy itself...nothing urgent or anything. 😳 2y
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Mogoeg
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Just realized I never reviewed this one. This was mostly an audiobook for me but I bought the hardback to finish it.

Newitz‘s speculative premise here - a world in which ancient time machines pepper the earth & where the timeline is ever open to ‘edits‘ is astonishingly original - even for the genre. Their politics are ferocious & unapologetically feminist & that drives the core story of the book. It won‘t be for everyone, but I really loved it.

Ruthiella Sounds good! I like the idea of time travel.😀 2y
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kathytrithardt
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This was a very interesting time travel novel focused on smashing the patriarchy, familial abuse, and the audiobook features a song performed by a live band.

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emmaturi
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This is an interesting book. I suppose a little like Recursion, it has time travel. It goes back and through time and the two main characters tell their stories in alternate chapters. The essence of the book is that a group of men are trying to destroy women's rights. A group of women called Daughters of Harriet are trying to stop this from happening. It is very gripping and quite franic read! #books

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ralexist
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Mehso-so

This is not the first Newitz I've read, but I keep running into the same thing. The stories are good but they're just much darker than advertised. I wasn't expecting the huge underlying message in here of violence against women and the erasure of our voices. It wasn't an unwelcome message but it wasn't what I thought I had picked up to read. If you enjoyed The Handmaid's Tale though, this might be the book for you.

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emmaturi
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Happy Easter! Hope you all had a good day! I will try this one this evening! #currentread

ozma.of.oz Happy Easter! 🐇🐣 3y
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mcctrish
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This is an intense book. Think Outlander ( rock travel not kilt porn) The Handmaid‘s Tale ( reproductive rights determined by men exclusively) Geology text books ( discussions on how the Earth has changed over the millennia) and a band of feminists who are travellers banding together to make edits to the timeline that work in women‘s favour ❤️

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mcctrish
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Happy I have to think really hard to remember what day it is Day!

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Marni
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
Absolutely fantastic book. A very unique idea executed extremely well. Loved that it was woman and non binary focused. I believe this is the first book I‘ve read with a character whose pronouns are they.
#booked2020 #thinkpink #read2020
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Cinfhen Sounds like an interesting read- and strong female character...even better!!! 3y
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AlizaApp
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Pickpick

Queer, feminist sci-fi, about an alternate world where people can travel in time using five ancient machines around the world, and a group of women trying to improve the timeline suspect that men are trying to compromise women‘s rights by changing history. Thought-provoking and sometimes chilling, in a good way.

ephemeralwaltz I love your nails 💜💜 3y
AlizaApp @ephemeralwaltz thanks! 💅🏼 3y
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Marni
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Drums beat in the distance like an amplified pulse.

@ShyBookOwl

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Mogoeg
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I'm SO GLAD it's Friday!

1. Yes - to an extent. I will pick up a book because of it's cover for sure. I usually read the description to decide whether to go for it or put it back.
2. Up-top!I bought a hard copy because I have the audiobook and I never have time to listen to it.
3. Washington Post and from articles linked on Twitter. And if I'm being honest, from Trevor Noah a lot of the time.
4. Hit the snooze 2X!
5. @Lifeisasnap @DeeLew

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Marni
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Trying to finish it this weekend for book club!

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Marni
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For my online book club pick from the library today! #bookclub #librarylove

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parasolofdoom
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I'm a sucker for time travel stories and this was wonderfully feminist too

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Mogoeg
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OMG! This book! It has it all. Mosh pits! Sisterhood! World‘s Fairs! Time travel! Anarchists! Geology! And just now, TWIST! Wow.

I‘m not much of audiobook listener, but I‘ve had a lot of long drives lately and I‘ve fallen hard for this book. I hope she sticks the landing!

ljuliel Sometimes all it takes is the right audiobook to hook a new listener ! I‘m glad you‘re enjoying it so much. 3y
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NotCool
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I felt a gentle pressure at my elbow and turned to see Soph beside me, looping my arm through hers. All around us, the New Women and Spiritualists and Midway dancers and anarchists were linking arms, forming a closed circle around Comstock...We stood silently, dozens of us from dozens of places.
Morehshin spoke up. “You are one. We are many. You cannot make us feel shame.”

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NotCool
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This is so, so good. This is so good. I feel weird about it, but it‘s like it was made for me. The suburban desolation that is Irvine! Time travel!! Punks! Defeating Comstock! I spent part of this book convincing myself that the punk band Grape Ape must be real. It sounded so familiar. And there is a music video. https://tinyurl.com/wwbnvc9

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Kaila-ann
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Thank you @faelinwolf so much for my #jolabokaflodswap package. I actually opened it this afternoon but wanted to take a picture of it under the Christmas tree with the lights. I can‘t wait to dig I to everything, thank you again!! Merry Christmas 🎄🎁!!

And thank you to @MaleficentBookDragon for hosting the swap ❤️!

REPollock I want to read this book so badly. 3y
faelinwolf What a lovely picture! & you are welcome! You'll have to let me know how it is! 3y
MaleficentBookDragon Very nice. 🍫 📖 Happy #Jolakabodflod! 3y
Kaila-ann @REPollock @faelinwolf I‘ll probably start on it this weekend and keep you both posted 😊 3y
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Elizabethholly7
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Bailedbailed

Eh. That's all I can really say. I wanted to like it but couldn't finish paperback or audiobook. So I quit.
Worked on this knit scarf/wrap while listening.

rachelm Pretty! 3y
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rachelsbrittain
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An alternate history / present / future about a reality where incredible geologic "Machines" allow time travel. For Tess, a member of the Daughters of Harriet, they're an important part of an edit war to preserve the rights of women and nonbinary people against misogynist followers of Cromstock. Often unsettling, constantly intriguing, and overall incredible. A feminist time travel novel like none other I've ever read!

4.5 stars / ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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rachelsbrittain
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I've spent the day watching the parade, spending time with family, eating, and reading.

What have you all been doing today?

Scochrane26 Reading, eating, sleeping. I had fun playing w/ the coolest train set w/ a 4 yr-old. 3y
rachelsbrittain @Scochrane26 that sounds so nice! 3y
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rachelsbrittain
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1. The Future of Another Timeline, Because Internet, and The Sol Majestic

2. All Systems Red

3. Frida Kahlo, Van Gogh, and Degas

#weekendreads

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rachelsbrittain
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My mom brought home a cake to cheer me up, and two chapters in and this book already has me completely obsessed. Feminist time traveling rebels? Check. Time travel shenanigans? Check. Spetacular writing? Check and check.

Branwen This book is fantastic! Hope the book (and the cake!) cheer you up, friend! 🍰📚💕 3y
rachelsbrittain @Branwen thank you! They certainly don't hurt 😊 3y
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rachelsbrittain
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A bookstore is definitively 100% the best way to cheer me up and my mom knows this

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LizzieLou
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Snowing and reading on a public holiday.

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Lines like this are why this book is just so fun to read.

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Expandingbookshelf
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“The Future of Another Timeline” pits time-traveling Riot Grrrls against time-traveling MRAs and after you read that description you‘re either all in or totally out (I think it‘s obvious I‘m the former)

Tamra Can you deliver that soup?😋 3y
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LizzieLou
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Been looking forward to this one. Perfect for a snowy day.

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Lel2403
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This is a tale of relationships, friends and love and loss, with some time travel too. As in real life, a small change can have a much bigger impact than expected. It has violence, love and a lot of emotions too. It‘s sharp, clever, feminist, queer, inclusive, totally amazing and utterly compelling. I loved every minute of it.

Balibee146 Stacked 👍👍 3y
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The.Intentional.Reader
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Loving this book. Very unique take on time travel and it‘s effects

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kyraleseberg
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#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

October 2016

My awesome sis in law @Linsy recommended it!

Soooo much more. It's ridiculous!

Mystery and memoir

I've followed @DebinHawaii and @BarbaraTheBibliophage since day one!

Eggs Lovely 👏🏻🤗📚🌺 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Aww. That‘s cool! 👊🏻♥️📚 3y
Linsy 😁😁😁 3y
Cinfhen Two awesome ladies and Littens @BarbaraTheBibliophage @DebinHawaii 😘😘 3y
DebinHawaii Aww...thanks for the love! 😘 3y
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Branwen
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I finished this earlier today and BLIMEY WAS IT AMAZING! I am still frothing at the mouth over it. A feminist science fiction novel that features LGBT relationships and representation, timey-wimey time traveling, punk rock bands, women being awesome, interesting historical information, great pacing, and a fantastic cast of characters. What else could you possibly want? This book is sheer perfection! 😍📚💕

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pigeonsandcrows
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I love the cover, and a location on the Saskatchewan-Manitoba border is integral to the functioning of the time traveling Universe, so it's made a positive impression so far! 3 chapters in.

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TracyReadsBooks
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Tonight was the Chicago stop on Annalee‘s tour for The Future of Another Timeline. As expected, after a reading there was a wide-ranging discussion on time travel, feminism, punk rock, belly dancing, murder, Chicago and so much more—and yes, all feature prominently in the book. Entertaining and thought-provoking book + fascinating discussion = fantastic event. Such a fun evening!

ljuliel I like the bright orange shirt and matching socks. Very cute. 😊 3y
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rachelm
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Kids and I are at the library on a quiet rainy Saturday. My oldest just told me he‘d rather read his new books than play 😭😭they grow up so fast! So happy he loves to read too. #raisingreaders

Reading this one while they read and play.

Tamra I‘m still waiting to hear that from either of my kids. 😆 3y
Slajaunie I only ever heard it from one of my kids. She and I trade books. The other two do not read. 3y
rachelm @Tamra @Slajaunie he‘s only 6 so he might change, but savoring the moment while it lasts! 3y
Slajaunie 😁 3y
JulietReads Awww 3y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Join a diverse as hell crew as they time traveling to stop a group of dudes from making edits to the timeline to destroy women's rights. Not only focusing on cis women but also transwomen and non-binary. The whole idea of purposely changing somethings but with the goal being a very specific change is...like that would be SO HARD! Rep galore: Chinese, Korean, Black, Jewish, transgender, F/F romance & non-binary cast

rsteve388 I hear this is excellent. It on my TBR for sure. 3y
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So true...