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Item - Search for the Nile

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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)
Date: May, 1986
ISBN: 055325538X / 9780553255386
Length: 127 pages (plus data bank and data file)
Number of Endings: 1
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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