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"Sleep. And when you awake everything you know about the 20th-century will be gone from your mind. Tonight is January 21, 1882. There are no such things as automobiles, no planes, computers, television. `Nuclear` appears in no dictionary. You have never heard the name Richard Nixon."

Did illustrator Si Morley really step out of his 20th-century apartment one night — right into the winter of 1882? The U.S. Government believed it, especially when Si returned with a portfolio of brand-new sketches and tintype photos of a world that no longer existed — or did it?

Jack Finney is the author of more than a dozen novels. He lives in Mill Valley, California.

"A fanciful novel, a blend of science fiction, nostalgia, mystery and acid commentary on super-government and its helots."

The New York Times 

"One of the most original, readable, and engaging novels to have come along in a long time."

The Washington Post Book World

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Jack Finney Country: USA Born: 1911-10-02 Died: 1995-11-14 Real name: Walter Braden Finney Biography: Jack Finney was born and lived in the USA. He wrote his first story, "Widows on a Walk," for a competition for Ellery Queen`s Journal of Mysticism. The story took first place, and Finney decided to continue his writing studies - and a new author appeared. Very little is known about him. Real name - Walter Braden Finney. Born in Milwaukee, graduated from college in Galesburg. After that he moved to New York, where he worked in advertising production. In the 50s, he moved with his family to California, where he lived until his death. Died of emphysema and pneumonia at the age of 84. Finney has published most of his stories in newspapers and magazines such as the Colliers, the Networked Evening Post, and McCalls. One way or another, they are all devoted to the themes of time and travel to other eras. The writer`s stories have compiled two collections: "The third level" and "I love Galesburg in the spring." In 1986, Finney combined the two books into one volume and republished it under the title On Time. He did not limit himself to the framework of one genre: he wrote both detective stories and mysticism. His first novel, the detective Five Against the House (1954), tells the story of college students who decide to rob a casino. A year later, the fantastic novel The Flesh Thieves came out. It describes the invasion of alien space disputes, hunting for human bodies. In the plot of the novel, critics saw an allegory of the Cold War. Finney, however, claimed that he only wanted to entertain the reader. Subsequently, this novel was successfully filmed, and twice, and brought fame to the author. In the next science fiction novel, The Woodrow Wilson Penny (1968), Finney returns to his favorite theme. A coin is used here as a time machine. The penny allows the hero of the novel to travel in time through a parallel world, where he becomes famous as the "inventor" of the zipper and "composer" of Oskar Hammerstein`s music. The greatest success fell on the novel Between Two Times (1970). The New York Times described him as "a mixture of science fiction, nostalgia, mystery, and venomous commentary on the subject of super-government." The author managed to very reliably describe the world of a century ago, which created an indescribable feeling of the authenticity of the events that took place. Geographical accuracy, "geographic location" gave a special "flavor" to the novel. The book was even illustrated with photographs of the described places in the 1880s and the same places almost a hundred years later, in 1970. The novel was reprinted several times, was filmed, and in 1995, after a long pause and shortly before his death, Finney wrote a sequel - "Between Three Times". Peru Finney also owns the documentary work "Forgotten News" (1983) about newspaper sensations a century ago. © based on articles by Vl. Gakov and Oleg Bitov http://members.aol.com/leahj/finney.htm (eng.)

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