Author(s): Ronald Wright
It is 1999, and David Lambert, jilted lover and museum curator, is about to discover the startling news of the return of H. G. Wells's time machine to London. Motivated by a host of unanswered questions and innate curiosity, he propels himself deep into the next millenium. As he sets foot in the luxuriant but menacing new landscape, he soon begins to explore the ruins of his life, a labyrinth of erotic obsession and remorse involving his old friend Bird, and Anita -- the beautiful, eccentric Egyptologist they both loved, mysteriously dead at thirty-two. "A Scientific Romance" is a book of surpassing creativity and intelligence, as evocative as it is cautionary.
Powerful . . . cunningly fashioned . . . The novel works on all levels . . . . its flair for description can be positively Dickensian."
--John Vernon, "The New York Times Book Review"
"Witty, ambitious and thoughtful . . . an original and memorable first novel."
--"San Francisco Examiner" and "Chronicle"
"Wright's vision of a lushly catastrophic future is both mesmerizing and grimly plausible, establishing him as a distinguished new voice in speculative fiction."
--Michael Upchurch, "The Seattle Times"