Finney, Jack, 1911-1995.
Birth name: John Finney. Full name: Walter Braden Finney.
American author born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin who later lived in Galesburg,
Illinois, New York City, and Mill Valley, California. Best known for his time
travel stories, particularly Time and Again (1970), and for his earlier
novel The Body Snatchers (1955), frequently adapted to film beginning with
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956). Recipient of the World Fantasy
Award for Life Achievement in 1987.
Time and Again. 1970.
Simon ("Si") Morley, recruited
into a government time-travel project, makes several trips back to the New York
City of 1882 to unravel the mystery of an old letter that seems to indicate its
mailing resulted in the fiery destruction of the world. The "world" referred to
turns out to have been the New York World building, due to an adventure in
which Si becomes embroiled. He is ordered to go back again with the assignment to
change the past to the present-day advantage of the United States. Urged by project
director E. E. Danziger not to do so, Si instead prevents the past meeting of
Danziger's own parents, effectively wiping both Danziger and the time project
from history. He elects to remain in 1882 with his nineteenth century lady love
Julia Charbonneau. Followed by a sequel, From Time to Time (1995).
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