About Time by Michael Murphey is a humorous book about the discovery of time travel and the first few people to travel through time. Marshall Grissom, Sheila Wilkerson and Marta Hamilton are three of the people that are chosen as astronaut types that will travel through time, so they are known as Travelers. But instead of traveling through to the past or our planet, the Travelers went to the past within a parallel universe.
The book gets really interesting when the young Travelers begin to do what young people do. They are cooped up in a secret desert base with only their raging hormones to keep them company and all sorts of sexual exploits take place. When the present Marta experiences an explosive orgasm for example, the future Marta is the one that enjoys it. That’s about the best way to describe some of the wild goings on in this very funny novel.
About Time has its share of the usual greedy and conniving people. The financial backers that are funding the project want the scientists to prove to them that time travel is good for financial and political gain, if they can’t do that, they will pull the financing. So everyone is concerned with this very pressing dilemma they are in and try to find a way to make it work.
About Time is an adult novel and is aimed at a mature audience. It is not recommended for general audience and definitely would not be for young adults. Aside from the sexually explicit scenes, the book is very well written and the story is a captivating sci-fi thriller from the first page to the last. Michael Murphy does an excellent job of keeping the reader’s attention with the fast moving action scenes and enough sexy fun to satisfy anyone. I gave it a very strong B on my rating scale and would recommend it to any and all adult sci-fi enthusiasts; it’s funny, witty, risqué and entertaining.