Setting (Time and Place)

  • Do you think that the author accurately describes scientific principles in the novel? Why or why not?

1.) Yes, I do think the author describes the scientific principles in the novel, because they include time traveling, which is fiction, yet science.

  • List some items from the story that can be found now. List some items that seem to be the future.

2.) Some items from the story that can be found now is a suitcase, and a puzzle set. Some items from the future is a time machine.


  • Explain the characters’ involvement in the plot and story line

3.) The main character, Mark Randolph is a lawyer whose on a vacation on the countryside and meets a beautiful girl. They get to know each other and eventually fall in love. 

  • How are the characters important to the action of the novel?

4.) The characters are important to the action of the novel because Mark falls in love with another younger girl even though he has a wife. He later finds out something that makes him flabbergasted.

Plot (Story Line):

  • Does the plot focus on a particular area of science or scientific principle? Explain.

5.) Yes and no, the author describes a portion about science, which was time traveling but for the rest of the story, it’s just the modern time.

  • Do you think the conflict of the story is real or fictional? Provide examples to illustrate your choice.

6.) I think the conflict of the story is fictional because time travel machines do not exist. And Julie Danvers say she’s from the future, saying stuff about time police and what not. I think that’s fictional.


  • Why is this book considered to be science fiction?

7.) This story is a science fiction because it has time machines in it and that is not real, not real at all.

  • Any other thoughts?

8.) Some of my other thoughts is that at first, I found the story very confusing. But later on, I slowly began to understand what actually happened.