Ronnie's Great Idea
Ronnie’s Great Idea is a story about the famous Black scientist, Ronald L. Mallett. Dr. Mallett is an African American physicist who is one of the world leaders in time travel research. His interest in time travel began as a child shortly after his father died. Learning about time travel through fiction, Ronald thought that by building a time machine he might be able to travel back in time and save his father’s life. What began as a childhood fantasy grew into his life’s work. As a biographical fiction, Ronnie’s Great Idea presents key events events in Dr. Mallett’s life through a fictionalized story. The book begins with Ronald as a young child and ends with him as a university professor.