|Plot Summary of By His Bootstraps|
|"A grad student despairing over finishing his thesis is drawn into a series of encounters which promises escape from the future career for which he has lost his enthusiasm. He time travels back and forth through a portal from the far future back to his own town in the present, looking for answers. He finally reaches a completely unexpected conclusion which leaves all of our assumptions about causation in ruins."
Victor, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of By His Bootstraps|
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- into past and future equally
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Time Travel story?
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
- 20th century
- distant future
Takes place on Earth?
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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