Publisher: Tor Books
Author: Annalee Newitz
Released: September 24th, 2019
Warnings: Rape, abuse, misogyny, transphobia, sexism, antisemitism
I received a copy of The Future of Another Timeline through BookishFirst in exchange for a fair and honest review.
The Future of Another Timeline is the newest novel from the mind of Annalee Newitz. It is, without a shadow of a doubt, the most feminist piece of fiction I’ve read this year. It mashes time travel, punk music, women’s rights, and so much more into one compact novel.
Tess is a time traveler. She works with a group of women known as the Daughters of Harriet, and their goal is to prevent the eroding of women’s rights through time travel interference. In short, she and others like her travel through time to maintain and increase the rights for women, among other equal rights goals.
Beth is a teenage girl living in 1992, and very much not a time traveler. Not yet, at any rate. She lives for grrl punk rock music. It’s the escape her life is desperately in need of. Because every other element in her life feels like it’s out of her control.
These two vastly different characters cross path in some unlikely ways, as their tales slowly unravel before our eyes.
The Future of Another Timeline brings together the tones of The Handmaid’s Tale into a time traveling focus, with the battle for basic women’s rights on the line.
“I was looking for anti-travel activists, people who wanted to shut down the Machines”