Timeliner (was "Request for Info....Diva? Anyone?)

Fri, 24 Apr 1998 17:13:50 -0500 (EST)

>The one you mentioned has people's ancestors' memories encoded in RNA
>which they are able-to-relive/sort-of-travel-back-in-time, right? I
>thought it was pretty cheesy with a guy going back to be a seamstress
>in ancient Egypt and getting laid and stuff like that. My Dad read it
>too and thinks the title was "something like Timeliners". He didn't
>think it was cheesy BTW.

I have just used the International Interlibrary Loan database to verify that
a novel by the title of TIMELINER does exist. It was originally published in
1955 by "Charles Eric Maine" [which is the pseudonym used by David McIlwain].
The notes to the official bibliographic record of the Library Congress state
that this work is "based on the [author's] radio play The Einstein Highway".

If you go to AltaVista and do the following search:

+maine and +timeliner

you will find more information about the plot of the book etc... I did a quick
scan of the documents that turned up from this search and time travel is
definiitely involved in this book by Maine -- as is murder ??


Janie L. Wilkins
Reference/ILL Librarian
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva, NY 14456

"Come, and take choice of all my library, / and so beguile thy sorrow."
-- Titus Andronicus [IV.i.34]