The Man Who Folded Himself

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The Man Who Folded Himself

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1gregstevenstx
ag. 31, 2009, 8:21pm

Who here has read this book? If you haven't, you absolutely have to. I mean, if you're reading this group.... I'm seriously not giving you a choice. You will like it. And it's not that long. The Man Who Folded Himself

If you HAVE read it, I would love to discuss it on here.

2aulsmith
set. 3, 2009, 4:48pm

I was working my way through Gerrold a couple of years ago when he was Guest of Honor at Boskone. I find him really uneven. I really liked Jumping off the Planet and some of his recent short stories, but When Harlie Was One was not only old but really didactic. So I stopped before I got to the Man Who Folded Himself. I'll give it a try.

3gregstevenstx
set. 3, 2009, 6:05pm

I've actually never read anything else by him.... and based on your comment, I think I'll continue on that way, so as not to taint my (so far, only positive) impression of him. :-)

4hoskie
oct. 12, 2009, 2:12pm

I loved The Man Who Folded Himself! :)

... I would even go so far as to say that Gerrold is one of my favourite - if not my absolute favourite - science fiction author.

5PhoenixTerran
oct. 12, 2009, 2:22pm

I haven't read any of Gerrold's works yet, but I did happen to pick up The Man Who Folded Himself relatively recently. I also discovered that there are two versions of the book. The original version written in 1972 and a newer version published in 2003.

Apparently the revised edition of The Man Who Folded Himself includes more current events, such as 9/11 in the United States. I'm not sure if it's just a few chapters tacked on the end, or if it is somehow integrated within the original text, but that's the version I own.

6hoskie
Editat: nov. 1, 2009, 2:15am

I hadn't heard about an edited version until now.

Who does Gerrold think he is... George Lucas?

... why can't people just leave well enough alone? D:

7TomWaitsTables
gen. 15, 2010, 6:58pm

Gerrold also wrote a short story, In the Quake Zone. If you're fans of The Man Who Folded Himself, you should check it out. I can see Gerrold misspelling "time traveler" and creating a story about a "time raveler."

>6 hoskie:
The difference between Gerrold and Lucas is that Gerrold got away with it.

8LisaShapter
jul. 5, 2010, 12:01am

I read The Man Who Folded Himself so long ago that I have little useful to say about it. (And I have not come across it in the SF Store boxes in storage, yet.)

-Lisa Shapter