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Timeline Social Concerns

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Social Concerns

I n Timeline, Michael Crichton dramatizes the contemporary distrust of corporate funding of cultural and academic projects.

In today's society where new mega-mergers are common headlines in the daily newspapers, sports stadiums are named after banks and large corporations purchase their own news networks, the business world often seems to overshadow the other aspects of our lives. Timeline begins with the cover-up of the death of an employee of International Technology Corporation (ITC), which means that from the very beginning its president, Robert Doniger, is pegged as an unscrupulous villain. As the story unfolds, the reader learns that the brilliant but unstable physicist has unlocked the secret of quantum travel. Doniger started ITC to investigate the possibility of building a quantum computer capable of transporting people and objects from the present to the past, and back again. He hides his research from both the cutthroat scientific community, and...

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