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Key Out of Time

Andre Norton

Book Overview: 

This is Book 4 in the Time Traders Series, In this book Ross Murdock and Arthur Ashe continue their adventures in Time and Space on the World of Hawaika. Hawaiian and Polynesian settlers help Ross and Ashe discover the way the world has changed from the data tape to present time. Helped by a girl (Karara) and her two trained dolphins (Tino-rau and Taua)

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .he surface and he saw, with unbelieving eyes, that he was being thrust shoreward—not to the strand of Finger Island—but against a cliff where water pounded an unyielding wall of rock.

Ross comprehended that somehow he had been jerked through the gate, that he was now fronting the land that had been somewhere beneath the heights supporting the castle. Then he fought for his life to escape the hammer of the sea determined to crack him against the surface of the cliff.

A rough surface loomed up before him, and he threw himself in that direction, embracing a rock, striving to cling through the backwash of the wave which had brought him there. His nails grated and broke on the stone, and then the fingers of his right hand caught in a hole, and he held with all the strength in his gasping, beaten body. He had had no preparation, no warning, and only the tough survival will which had been trained and bred into him saved his life.

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Community Reviews

Picked up on a whim at a thrift store as I was intrigued about telepathic dolphins and time traveling. Overall the book keeps a nice pace but seems to lack any big arc that would make it a great book. Some parts were hard to follow but I was still engaged to find out more about the story. Was a dece

Rating: 4 stars

Now this is what I'm talking about! After two successive duds in Galactic Derelict and The Defiant Agents, Andre Norton is back on form. Key Out of Time, the fourth book in the Time Traders series includes actual time travel this time! Wooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!

While it was more sensica

Good classic Science fiction

She rarely fails to provide an Interesting story line, with the usual mix of archaic technology mixing with the futuristic technology. Worth reading!

I'm pretty meh about dolphins, but they do a nice job of being the telepath-link animals used in this entry of Norton's galaxy-colonising, timetravelly, trying not to be noticed by angry aliens we stole tech from sorta series.

Also, there are witches and whoopsie-doo we done went back in time, shit a

The third of the Time Traders series (although I have seen references to Galactic Derelict which I haven't been able to locate ... and that actually may be the second in the series). (Update - I found Galactic Derelict for the Kindle and it was good and explains Ross's and Ashe's desire to make this

Trapped when the time portal breaks, Ross and Murdoch help a world fight the blue aliens.

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