A very smart, fresh, and emotional twist on the time travel story: a couple struggles with grief, technology, and obsession in this clever combination of human drama and scifi thriller. If Jonathan Franzen and William Gibson collaborated on a novel it might be something like this.— From Jonathan's Picks
Although Rebecca Wright has pieced her life back together after a major tragedy, she can’t shake a sense that the world around her feels off-kilter. Meanwhile, her husband’s dedication to his invention, “the causality violation device” (which he would greatly prefer you not call a time machine) has effectively stalled his career—but he may be closer to success than either of them can possibly imagine. Emotionally powerful and wickedly intelligent, Version Control is a stunningly prescient novel about the effects of science and technology on our lives, our friendships, and our sense of self that will alter the way you see the future—and the present.
About the Author
Dexter Palmer’s first novel, The Dream of Perpetual Motion, was selected as one of the best fiction debuts of 2010 by Kirkus Reviews. Palmer lives in Princeton, New Jersey.
An NPR, San Francisco Chronicle, GQ, Vox, and Buzzfeed Best Book of the Year
One of The Washington Post’s best science fiction and fantasy books of the year
“Exhilarating. . . . A thoughtful, powerful overhaul of the age-old time travel tale.” —NPR
“With time travel as a fascinating backdrop, Palmer delicately examines the layers of stories we create when trying to differentiate ‘the information from the truth.’” —The Washington Post
"One of 2016’s best science fiction novels. . . . Version Control should be on the reading list of every fan of smart sci-fi." —GQ
“Engrossing and strange. . . . A knowing, frequently funny and often very sad novel that explores love, marriage and loss in the age of social media.” —San Francisco Chronicle
“Brilliant and richly satisfying: a novel that is utterly true to the complicated and science fictional world we live in today.” —Buzzfeed