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  •  They sound interesting (5+ / 0-)
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    MT Spaces, newdem1960, Youffraita, Dumbo, jolux

    I know several books about gates or portals, but not one with a car.

    I will hope someone here can remember.

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    by cfk on Wed Jul 13, 2011 at 06:30:12 PM PDT

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    •  Oh, I think you'd love it, cfk (4+ / 0-)
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      He drives back in time to the Big Bang, iirc.  Or at least...something like that.  It's been almost thirty years since I read those books.  But they were great fun & quite well written.

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      by Youffraita on Wed Jul 13, 2011 at 06:42:46 PM PDT

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    •  I've been trying to find a book (3+ / 0-)
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      like that too--I distinctly remember reading one in the late 70's to early 80's, like 78 to 82, with portals that was so cool, I've always wanted to read it again but have forgotten the title and author. I remember it had something to do with sand. Sands, dunes? or a desert?

      I thought it was a Zelazny book but although he's written about portals it's not the one. I once stayed up all night searching on amazon for sci-fi with "Gate" in the title, "Doorway," etc. and just couldn't find it.

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      by sillia on Wed Jul 13, 2011 at 07:10:34 PM PDT

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      •  hmmmm...Zelazny does have one called (4+ / 0-)
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        Roadmarks and I read it, too.  :)

        http://www.barnesandnoble.com/...

        The Road runs from the unimaginable past to the far future, and those who travel it have access to the turnoffs leading to all times and places—even to the alternate time-streams of histories that never happened. Why the Dragons of Bel'kwinith made the Road—or who they are—no one knows. But the Road has always been there and for those who know how to find it, it always will be!

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        An extraordinary time-travel adventure by one of sf's most acclaimed masters of imagination--the award-winning author of the new hardcover A Night in the Lonesome October. Travelers of "The Road" can get off at exits leading to all times and places--even alternate histories that never happened. Reissue.

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        by cfk on Wed Jul 13, 2011 at 07:18:40 PM PDT

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        •  I don't remember any dragons (2+ / 0-)
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          in the book I'm thinking of, though at this point I'm not sure if I can trust my memory--maybe I've invented this book in the intervening years!

          However, that Zelazny one sounds great, I'll look for it. Thanks!

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          by sillia on Wed Jul 13, 2011 at 07:33:38 PM PDT

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