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- What nonfiction are you reading now?
I'm currently re-reading Time Traveler:
a Scientist's Personal Mission To Make Time Travel
a Reality by Ronald L. Mallett. Mallet's book reads
like good, suspenseful and humorous fiction that is
also excellent nonfiction when he describes his life's
journey and his obsession that propelled him to try
to achieve the near impossible feat of time travel.
As I was reading, I felt as if I was sharing a very
long and engaging lunch with a fun, down to earth
and articulate professor who was relating a spellbinding,
remarkable, true personal and scientific tale in terms
that made it easy to understand his awesome vision.
June 20, 2007
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- The problem with the 100 budding young
Comment on the Daily Mail news article: "The Real
Life Doctor Who"
by Pentcho Valev
July 28, 2007
- Homage to Wells
by Steve Reina
March 26, 2007
Amazon book review of H.G. Wells "Time Machine"
"...And finally to see someone inspired by this book to actually
make it a reality -- Read Time Traveller by U Conn's Dr. Ronald Mallett
who's father's early death at the age of 33 inspired Mallett to try
and make Wells' story actually come true.
In this way, Mallett's book may be the best homage to Wells
because time travel has its intrinsic appeal in our desire to
revisit and thereby regain that which perhaps is otherwise
- Why I Am A Physicist
Guest Post: Peter Steinberg
February 18, 2007
Back reaction blog spot
"...I know I'm not alone in finding that
Death is a powerful thing to wrap one's mind around,
and something which can drive one in unexpected
directions in life. Just consider Ronald Mallett,
whose memoir Time Traveler was also done as a fantastically-gripping
radio piece on This American Life. Here's a kid
who loses his father (a TV repairman) at age 10,
and spends the rest of his life trying to build
a time machine a la H.G. Wells -- and does, in a
fashion, after becoming a professional physicist
along the way. I was riveted while listening to
that radio piece, when I connected with the same
yearning, and the same sense that there was a way
to deal with the issue that was not based on religious
faith, but on actually looking around and engaging
with the physical world...
- The Story of the Time Traveler
Posted by Robin Varghese
February 10, 2007
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- This American Life broadcast
February 7, 2007
Looky (Word Press)
"I was absolutely intrigued, and really
moved, by a recent broadcast of This American Life
that told the story of the physicist Ron Mallett,
and how the death of his father and reading this
comic book changed his life. The
whole show is good, but if you want to hear
just the part about his life, it starts at around
34 minutes in. It is so fascinating, you really
should listen to it".
Additional information can also be obtained by
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of Physics, University of Connecticut
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