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  • Published: 15 March 2017
  • ISBN: 9781405927017
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

All Our Wrong Todays

A BBC Radio 2 Book Club Choice 2017

Tom has just 20 seconds to save the world. But which world will he choose?

You know the future that people in the '50s imagined we'd have? Flying cars, food pills and moon bases? Well, it happened. And it's just as great as we hoped it would be. Except in this world, a series of heartbreaks leaves Tom alone. So he hijacks his father's time machine, and goes back to where it all began - the moment when the world as we know it, and the world as Tom lives it, parted ways, due to a ground-breaking experiment.

Only, thanks to Tom's accidental intrusion, the experiment fails and he returns 'home' to find his world erased and replaced with our own 2016 - a comparable chaotic mess. In our world, however, Tom discovers vastly improved versions of his family, his career, and-best of all-his soulmate, Penny. So. Should he fix the flow of history, bringing back into existence his utopian reality, or to try to forge a new life in our messy one?

  • Published: 15 March 2017
  • ISBN: 9781405927017
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

Praise for All Our Wrong Todays

Sharp, funny writing in a mind-bending, time-travelling junket of a novel

Daily Mail

A mind-bending time travel caper


Elan Mastai manages the [time-travel] genre masterfully in his debut novel

Olivia Ovenden, Esquire

All Our Wrong Todays is an entertaining romp that should appeal to fans The Time Traveler's Wife

Best recent science fiction, The Guardian

A thrilling tale of time travel and alternate timelines with a refreshingly optimistic view of humanity's future

Andy Weir, author of international bestseller, The Martian

A novel about time travel has no right to be this engaging. A novel this engaging has no right to be this smart. And a novel this smart has no right to be this funny. Or insightful. Or immersive. Basically, this novel has no right to exist."

Jonathan Tropper, New York Times bestselling author of This Is Where I Leave You and One Last Thing Before I Go

Elan Mastai has conjured up a witty and freewheeling time-traveling romance that packs an emotional wallop. All Our Wrong Todays is a page-turning delight

Maria Semple, author of, Where’d You Go, Bernadette

All Our Wrong Todays is elaborately constructed and incredibly emotionally intelligent; it's a story with super high stakes that genuinely makes you feel every part of Tom's awful predicament


Witty, original, funny, charming - a great story!

Joe Haddow, BBC Radio 2 Book Club

It's all very clever, but it's also not really the point. Because as well as being an intelligent sci-fi story, it's also a love story, and kind of a monomyth, and also just an incredibly relatable, insightful story about being in your 30s, feeling like you haven't achieved anything, and figuring out what's next

SciFiNow UK

A timeless, if mind-bending, story about the journeys we take, populated by friends, family, lovers and others, that show us who we might be, could be - and maybe never should be - that eventually leads us to who we are

USA Today

Mastai has a penchant for exuberant plot, a quick dash of character and fearlessly funny storytelling

The Washington Post

All Our Wrong Todays is the mind-bending science fiction romance you need to read


This lovely new novel is It's a Wonderful Life meets The Jetsons. Tom who lives in an alternate 2016 where all the sci-fi fantasies of the 1950s are a reality, suddenly finds himself stranded in our 2016, where he rediscovers his family, friends, and self.


Imagine a world where 2016 was glorious: no Bowie, Brexit, Bake-Off, Bannon. That's where All Our Wrong Todays begins... Ambitious, funny, wry and philosophical, it's not surprising that author Mastai started off his life as a screenwriter (All Our Wrong Todays has already been picked up by uber-producer Amy Pascal) because this a book that has the grand scope of sweeping cinema peppered throughout

Emerald Street

Sharp, funny writing is married to complex plotting that whisks through various alternative realities in this mind-bending, time-travelling junket of a novel

Daily Mail