Sea of Tranquility review: A disturbing tale of time travel

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The new science fiction novel from Station Eleven’s author is mostly set centuries into the future – but also contains scary glimpses of a pandemic-strewn past



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20 April 2022

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Time travel isn’t all fun and games in Sea of Tranquility

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Sea of Tranquility

Emily St John Mandel

Picador

IT SAYS a lot about Emily St John Mandel’s imagination that while there are multiple instances of time travel in her new book, Sea of Tranquility, this is only one of several intriguing plot strands.

The novel, Mandel’s sixth, is a welcome return to science fiction after her contemporary outing, The Glass Hotel. Her highly successful fourth novel, Station Eleven, is set 20 years after a deadly pandemic, and …



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