Tom Barren is not from the future. He is from another 2016: A 2016 where everyone has flying cars, people take day-trips to the Moon, and teleportation is commonplace. However, that 2016 doesn’t exist anymore and it’s all his fault. Now we’re stuck with this 2016 and he doesn’t know how to fix it. Look, I love a good time travel story and this one is terrific. I love that he’s not actually from the future, just a better present. I love that there’s a couple of points in the story when I begin to wonder if Tom really did travel back in time or if he is experiencing a psychotic break and just imagined it. The fun is in finding out. This book is funny and irreverent and really great sci-fi and I can’t wait to get everyone else to read it so we can talk about it together.
Review by Jessica A.