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Combined Summary

Series: Time Machine — no. 12
Translated Into: En busca de las fuentes del Nilo (Spanish)
Kje izvira Nil (Slovenian)
Le sorgenti del Nilo (Italian)
W poszukiwaniu źródeł Nilu (Polish)
Author: Walker, Robert W.
Illustrators: Stout, William (cover)
Navaroo, José Gonzalez (interior)
Dates: May, 1986 (First printing)
May 1, 2017 (Ibooks reissue)
ISBNs: 055325538X / 9780553255386 (First printing, Perma-Bound second printing)
1596876239 / 9781596876231 (Ibooks reissue)
Publishers: First printing: Bantam -- United States
Ibooks reissue: Ibooks -- United States
Length: 127 pages (plus data bank and data file) (First printing, Perma-Bound second printing)
Number of Endings: 1
Cover Price: US$2.25 (First printing)
User Summary: In order to find out who discovered the source of the Nile, you travel back in time and participate in the expeditions of Henry M. Stanley.
Demian's Thoughts:

This book is of somewhat mixed quality. It isn't as strong as it could be as far as characterization and dealing with sensitive issues are concerned, though it's certainly not terrible. It's also one of the most challenging books in the series to get through, though not necessarily for particularly logical reasons. Finally, it allows at least one law of time to be broken, and it seems to bend one or two others; this is interesting, but it strains the book's believability a bit if you expect more dire consequences for law-breaking than simply looping back and having another shot. All in all, this is pleasantly different and interestingly educational, but its flaws are definitely noticeable.

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Special Thanks:Thanks to Ryan Lynch for the first printing cover images.
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Structure Diagram

Time Machine #12 Map
Thanks to Julien Peter Benney for contributing this map of the book's structure.