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Poul Anderson
The Dancer From Atlantis by Poul Anderson

I liked the fact that Anderson’s story is a time traveler’s story that really doesn’t focus on the technology behind it. The four main characters become so wrapped up in the events around them that the only part of time travel that the story really focuses on is the enveloping idea of fate and destiny. Are they supposed to act as they do, or should they try to avoid any action that could alter the future? Is time cyclical? If anything, this story feels more like a fantasy novel, or a history lesson; but in a good way.