The Future of Another Timeline by Annalee Newitz

The Future of Another Timeline by Annalee Newitz


Do you remember when we had the vote?

In a world that’s just a step away from our own, time travel is possible. But war is brewing – a secret group is trying to destroy women’s rights, and their access to the timeline. If they succeed, only a small elite will have the power to shape the past, present, and future.

Our only hope lies with an unlikely group of allies, from riot grrls to suffragettes, their lives separated by centuries, battling for a world where anyone can change the future. A final confrontation is coming.


1992: After a confrontation at a riot grrl concert, seventeen-year-old Beth finds herself in a car with her friend's abusive boyfriend dead in the backseat, agreeing to help her friends hide the body. This murder sets Beth and her friends on a path of escalating violence and vengeance as they realize many other young women in the world need protecting too.


2022: Determined to use time travel to create a safer future, Tess has dedicated her life to visiting key moments in history and fighting for change. But rewriting the timeline isn’t as simple as editing one person or event. And just when Tess believes she's found a way to make an edit that actually sticks, she encounters a group of dangerous travelers bent on stopping her at any cost.Tess and Beth’s lives intertwine as war breaks out across the timeline--a war that threatens to destroy time travel and leave only a small group of elites with the power to shape the past, present, and future. Against the vast and intricate forces of history and humanity, is it possible for a single person’s actions to echo throughout the timeline?

The Future of Another Timeline is a breathtakingly original sci-fi novel from Annalee Newitz, founding editor of io9, about the lengths we’ll go to make history.




'Smart, nuanced, exciting and unsettling.' - Karen Joy Fowler 


‘A revolution is happening in speculative fiction, and Annalee Newitz is leading the vanguard.’ - Wil Wheaton, actor Star Trek and Big Bang Theory

‘Clever, compelling and utterly original.’ - Laurie Penny


'A page-turner and an ambitious feminist lens on the time-traveller story.' - Kelly Sue de Connick, Captain Marvel 


‘Exciting and urgent in the here and now.’ - Saladin Ahmed

‘Secret history becomes a thrilling secret war.’ - Nicola Griffith


  • Details

    Imprint: Orbit Books

    Publication Date: 24 October 2019

    ISBN: 9780356511245

    Pages: 350

    Format: Paperback

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