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In "Impact" by Irving E. Cox, readers are taken on a thought-provoking journey into a world where time travel becomes a thrilling and dangerous tool. The story revolves around protagonist Johnny Mantell, an ordinary man who suddenly finds himself with the extraordinary ability to travel through time.

Cox skillfully incorporates scientific theories and concepts into the narrative, creating a believable environment in which time travel is possible. His attention to detail and thorough research make the adventures of Mantell both captivating and intellectually stimulating. The way Cox implements the consequences of tampering with the natural course of events adds a layer of intrigue and unpredictability to the plot.

One of the standout aspects of "Impact" is the character development. Mantell's transformation from an average citizen to a time-traveling hero is gradual and convincing, allowing readers to relate to his journey and root for his success. Cox also introduces a cast of supporting characters that add depth to the story, each with their own distinct personalities and motivations. This ensemble creates a dynamic and engaging dynamic that keeps readers invested in the outcome.

The pacing of the narrative is superb, with a perfect balance between fast-paced action scenes and more introspective moments. Cox masterfully builds suspense and tension, keeping readers on the edge of their seats throughout the book. The action sequences are vividly described, creating a sense of immediacy and excitement.

Moreover, "Impact" explores thought-provoking themes related to time, ethics, and the consequences of altering the past. Cox manages to blend these themes seamlessly into the storyline, prompting readers to contemplate the complexities of time travel and the potential ramifications of such power.

One minor drawback of "Impact" is its occasional reliance on technical jargon, which may be slightly overwhelming for readers with limited knowledge of scientific concepts. However, Cox's ability to explain these ideas in an accessible manner largely offsets this issue.

Overall, "Impact" is a remarkable piece of science fiction literature that combines thrilling time-travel adventures with philosophical undertones. Irving E. Cox's meticulous attention to detail and engaging storytelling make this book hard to put down. Whether you are a fan of time travel narratives or simply looking for a captivating read that sparks your imagination, "Impact" is a must-read.

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IMPACT

By IRVING E. COX, Jr.

Illustrated by GRAYAM

They were languorous, anarchic, shameless in their pleasures ... were they lower than man ... or higher?

Over the cabin 'phone, Ann's voice was crisp with anger. "Mr. Lord, I must see you at once."

"Of course, Ann." Lord tried not to sound uncordial. It was all part of a trade agent's job, to listen to the recommendations and complaints of the teacher. But an interview with Ann Howard was always so arduous, so stiff with unrelieved righteousness. "I should be free until "

"Can you come down to the schoolroom, Mr. Lord?"

"If it's necessary. But I told you yesterday, there's nothing we can do to make them take the lessons."

"I understand your point of view, Mr. Lord." Her words were barely civil, brittle shafts of ice. "However, this concerns Don; he's gone."

"Gone? Where?"

"Jumped ship."

"Are you sure, Ann? How long ago?"

"I rather imagined you'd be interested," she answered with smug satisfaction. "Naturally you'll want to see his note. I'll be waiting for you."

The 'phone clicked decisively as she broke the connection. Impotent fury lashed Lord's mind anger at Don Howard, because the engineer was one of his key men; and, childishly, anger at Don's sister because she was the one who had broken the news... Continue reading book >>




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