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4.03 out of 54.03 out of 54.03 out of 54.03 out of 54.03 out of 5 4.03 (29 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Gerrold Narrator: Charles Bice Publisher: Iambik Audio Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2011 ISBN:
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The Man Who Folded Himself, written in 1973 (and reissued by BenBella in 2003) is a classic science fiction novel by award-winning author David Gerrold. This work was nominated for both Hugo and Nebula awards and is considered by some critics to be the finest time travel novel ever written.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Craig | 2/14/2014

    " This is a short, fun, easy-to-read novel, one of the all-time classic time-travel novels. It's well worth searching out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Errick | 2/10/2014

    " One of the definitive time-travel stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 2/3/2014

    " I'm not sure how I feel about this book. The premise (time travel) and the story line are first-rate. Not only an interesting tale, but plenty of space is given to discussion of the philosophy and human impact of the situation. Classic SF! But there are elements of the story that either I flat out disagreed with or caused me to feel uncomfortable. Not sure I would h=want to read the book again. Hence, the 3 star rating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helle | 1/22/2014

    " Gives new meaning to the words "Go f*ck yourself!" umm...that being said, this book was a bit too creepy for my liking. oh wait! this book should be called the man who f*cked himself. lol. Besides that weird part of the book I managed to enjoy the rest of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 1/22/2014

    " I recently read a presentation of time travel by David Gerrold in his novel, The Man Who Folded Himself. Gerrold's novel is not recent - it was published more than thirty years ago - but a friend recommended it to me (it is one of his favorites) and I finally read it. Like Wells' novel it is slight, less than 150 pages, but in that thin novel Gerrold packs a striking picture of the nature of time travel. In his view there exist multiple universes all populated with different versions on one's original self created through the process of travelling forward and backward in time. He makes an impressive case and touches upon many of the seeming limitless possibilities for time travel creation. While the novel was not particularly suspenseful since I guessed the ending early on, Gerrold does not spoil the book by going on for too long. His prose is simple but clear and using almost epigrammatic form he manages to provide the story of the life of Daniel Eakins (and some of his alter egos). The book is not without flaws for the lack of other characters was disappointing, aside from his own multiple personae there were few other characters in the book. But that did not prevent me from enjoying this imaginative journey into the realm of time and traversing its eons. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lana | 1/20/2014

    " In my youth, this book was a favorite. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 1/12/2014

    " the best time travel book i've ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mitchell | 11/17/2013

    " This is probably THE definitive book on time travel and its rules. It's also thoroughly enjoyable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Corrie | 11/2/2013

    " WTF. This started out interesting and got weird real quick. How does this book come recommended? I read this on vacation and would periodically yell out to my cousin "Oh my god! Guess what he did now!?", while shaking my head. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonathan Lee B. | 10/28/2013

    " The Man Who Folded Himself is brain contortions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marvin | 10/10/2013

    " Am amusing treatise on the consequences of time travel. Puts a new wrinkle on the idea of loving yourself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Soha Tanwir | 8/28/2013

    " Finished reading this yesterday and there were moments in the book which were sublime. I was stunned and wowed. Absolutely loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Randy | 8/24/2013

    " A really odd novel about a man with a time travel belt that keeps encountering himself over and over, even establishing a sexual relationship with one version. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Martin | 7/6/2013

    " Fascinating, disturbing, and narcissistic to the extreme. Loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bryan | 3/11/2013

    " Wow, surely the best time-travel novel ever written? Mind-bendingly clever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiffany | 12/9/2012

    " Deep. You can get lost in this book and lose yourself along the way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 krin | 11/29/2012

    " This book was an interesting take on time travel and identity. While I liked the main character, I wish the book had been longer and more detail given to Dan's adventures in different time periods. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brad Jones | 10/27/2012

    " a perfect story from beginning to end. The most perverse, disturbing time travel book eva! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mel | 10/17/2011

    " I actually read only half of the book. I really wanted to like this story, but it started getting weird. About half way through it had a blasphemous statement about Jesus so I decided to stop reading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Bird from Twin Peaks | 10/6/2011

    " Good, if a bit bizarre. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mitchell | 6/26/2011

    " This is probably THE definitive book on time travel and its rules. It's also thoroughly enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 6/12/2011

    " A delightfully philosophical novella. Strange but wonderful. Don't be scared by the sexual undertones of the book...they are handled with grace and care. Even as brief a trip as this is, I think it holds up as one of the best time travel stories ever written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 4/24/2011

    " Far out and thought provoking. Some elements were predictable, others completely unexpected. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frank | 1/12/2011

    " A very interesting look at time travel from a man very much into himself.
    Daniel is given a timebelt by his uncle and uses it to explore both past and future. He multiplies himself many times and discovers the only person he loves is himself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kernos | 12/19/2010

    " Fascinating novel or handbook for everything you ever wanted to know about time-travel—from paradoxes to making love with yourself to being your own father—by a Star Trek sine qua non "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiffany | 10/24/2010

    " Deep. You can get lost in this book and lose yourself along the way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Juanfra | 10/21/2010

    " Libro muy original sobre viajes en el tiempo. No es el típico libro, ya que este trata de las relaciones que tiene el personaje con distintas versiones de sí mismo, y de como ve a la humanidad desde su punto de vista casi de Dios. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Federico | 9/16/2010

    " Master piece, a must for any sci-fy fan "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ShinyCake | 3/21/2010

    " Fun and thought provoking read about time travel. "

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About the Author

David Gerrold is the author of the Hugo and Nebula Award-nominated The Man Who Folded Himself, When Harlie Was One, and the Chtorr, Dingillian, and Star Wolf series. He also wrote “The Trouble with Tribbles” episode of Star Trek, which was voted the most popular Star Trek episode of all time. He lives in Northridge, California.