In this serialized adventure, John Smith is introduced as an amnesiac on the battlefields of France during the Great War. Quickly realizing that he is more than he seems, John travels through a mysterious portal to a parallel Earth, one locked in an ice age. Still coming to grips with his strange abilities, John meets friend and foe alike as he explores this new world.
This is a compilation of the first five parts and is free as part of a summer promotion at Smashwords.
Warning: Don’t read this if you are looking for something written at an 8th grade level. This story is written purposefully in an archaic and more flowery style than is common these days. It’s an adventure, but a descriptive one.
A good book with a very interesting story. I really enjoyed it and found only one small flaw. A few times the author uses language that seems too formal. It seems as though the author is used to writing and reading masters level material and the wording doesn’t fit with the story sometimes. But maybe thats just me reacting to the use of the word “Irregardless” which is a word I hate with a passion. LOL
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On March 16, 1912, British polar explorer Titus Oates commits suicide by walking out of his tent into an Antarctic blizzard, to save Robert Falcon Scott and the other members of the English exploration team. His body is never found — because he was snatched away into the year 2045 by scientists experimenting with a new faster-than-light drive. Arriving in the future, Oates stubbornly sticks to his old explorer job and sets off on an intergalactic adventure that leads to both knowledge and self-knowledge. The first section of this novel appeared as a novella in Analog Science Fiction magazine (April 2001) under the title “May Be Some Time.” It was a finalist for both the Nebula and the Hugo awards.
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Timely Persuasion follows an anonymous music critic on a quest to save his sister from the relationship that ended her life. After a chance encounter at a bowling alley leaves him with the ability to travel in time, our hero uses his musical knowledge to “blink” through the years attempting to keep the couple apart by any means necessary. But is her husband Nelson really to blame?
Along the way he accidentally restructures his family tree, kick-starts his sagging love life, and launches a new rock star by borrowing songs from the likes of Huey Lewis, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, and Billy Joel. Reliving past events through the eyes of his younger selves, he soon finds that correlation and causation are not always what they seem.
This story of death, life, love, and rock and roll defies genre conventions while paying tribute to the classic time travel tales that came before it. Fans of Quantum Leap or Back To The Future will love Timely Persuasion.
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