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Middle Falls Time Travel Series, Books 1-3
Shawn Inmon - 2018
What if you could do it all again? The Unusual Second Life of Thomas Weaver Thomas Weaver, haunted by a teenage tragedy, lived a wasted life. He closed his eyes for what he believed was the last time in 2016, but opened them again in his teenage bedroom and body in 1976. Now a middle-aged man in his teenage body, he sets out to fix everything he did wrong in his first life. A budding serial killer in home room, a possible new romance, and high school algebra complicate his plans. The Redemption of Michael Hollister All Michael Hollister wanted was death. What he got was time travel. Convicted of murder, and with nothing left to live for, Michael commits suicide in his jail cell in 1977, then opens his eyes in 1966, in his eight year old body, all memories of his previous life intact. His first thoughts are of the dark intentions of his father. When the man who raised him once again tries to do the unthinkable, Michael has a chance to right his childhood's greatest wrong. But, can he do that without becoming a killer all over again? The Death and Life of Dominick Davidner How many lives would you spend to find your beloved? Dominick Davidner was murdered. Then things got worse. Instead of going on to the afterlife, Dominick found himself back in his nine year old body, all memories of his previous life intact. All he can think about is Emily, the love of his life, left behind when he died. Unfortunately, she is now thousands of miles away. How can Dominick find his way back to the woman he loves, and what will he say if he finds her? These are the first three novels in the Middle Falls Time Travel series. The fourth, "The Final Life or Nathaniel Moon" is available for preorder.
Pandora By Holly Hollander
Gene Wolfe - 1990
The only clue to its contents is the name written in gold upon its lid: PANDORA. Bright teenager Holly Hollander is understandably curious about what's inside, but when the box is opened, death is unleashed . . . and Holly is the only one who can solve the deadly puzzle.
Harry Watt Bounty Hunter: 2150 AD - And Harry's Life Just Got More Complicated
Rob Guy - 2015
The book is very well written, without a lot of unnecessary detail. All in all, Harry Watt, Bounty Hunter is a very entertaining little book that will appeal to fans of detective novels and science fiction alike."Raanan Geberer - Reader's Favorite"What becomes immediately evident in reading Rob's books is that not only has he a fine sense of imagination to create unusual stories, but that he accompanies that with a fine tuned sense of humor that is too often lacking in sci-fi novels and indicates that he may just have a strong hold on a fruitful career In his chosen genre."5 Star rating - Grady Harp, Amazon Top 100 Reviewer2150 AD.The Earth is running out of water. On Mars, civil war is looming, which is a pity because there's enough of the wet stuff out there to last the human race for a thousand years.Eager to get their hands on it is Hansel & Gretel, a multi-planetary corporation hell bent on owning every resource in the solar system.WHEN an employee of Hansel & Gretel is accused of theft and then high-tails it to Mars, enter Harry Watt, a would-be bounty hunter who doesn't much care for the water crisis as long as there's enough of the stuff to put ice in his bourbon. Now, a trip to the Red Planet sounds like fun, but our man soon discovers something stinks about his latest case, and it's not one of his socks. To try and find the answers, Harry must first travel to Venus Station. But it's not easy to be in two places at once, and getting framed for murder doesn't help, either.AS the case unravels, Harry must call on all his skills and charm to crack the secret of Mars. His dead partner, an erstwhile assistant, and a host of lady friends lend a hand too.IDEAL for fans of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy or The Stainless Steel Rat, Harry Watt Bounty Hunter will take you on a non-stop thrill ride across the solar system. With a few laughs and the odd bourbon-on-the-rocks thrown in along the way.
Justin McLachlan - 2011
Van Jacobs, until a dead guy rolled into his emergency room and didn't have the courtesy to stay dead. From there, things get a little out of control when Van finds himself being recruited by a government agency that's spent the last 100 years protecting something very important, and very strange under the water just off the coast of San Diego. They need Van's help, but as time goes on and -- runs out -- it becomes clear to Van that they wanted him for far more than his medical expertise. Between the spacetime breaks and the wingnut cult ... and Ben ... Van is barely hanging on. Not that he was hanging on much before, just kind of existing. But now, he's got a reason to exist - a purpose - just when it looks like all of existence might not be existing much longer.
Doctor Who: Earth Aid
Ben Aaronovitch - 2011
Its mission: to guard a vast shipment of grain from Earth to the planet Safenesthome.Its Captain is called Ace. She seems a little unsure of herself. In fact, some might almost think she was new to the job...Its medical officer is called simply ‘The Doctor’, and he’s perhaps not all he seems either.When mysterious ships target the Vancouver, Ace and the Doctor are pushed to the limit. Meanwhile, there’s something nasty in the grain containers. And it’s not very happy...
Jacks Are Wild
Monique Martin - 2015
But as Jack soon finds out, there’s nothing simple about 1960 Las Vegas, especially when the woman you’re sent to save is a mobster’s wife.Jack is joined by Simon and Elizabeth Cross as he struggles to stay alive long enough to stop Susan’s murder and protect a very fragile timeline
The Star Kings
Edmond Hamilton - 1949
Only one weapon—the terrifying Disruptor— can win the struggle for the Empire Forces. But it is so powerful that unless John uses it correctly it could destroy not only the enemy but the cosmos.Could his 20th Century mind cope with the technology of 200,000 years from now?
Bob Blink - 2013
Regrettably, the police and FBI see his actions in a wholly different light, and while they have yet to determine whom the mysterious killer is, they continue their search and are building up both a profile and a backlog of unsolved cases. They are perplexed at his actions and how he has had the advanced knowledge to perform his surgical removals.Jake, ex-military and a survivor of the war in Afghanistan, tries to pursue his own destiny as a freelance programmer who writes computer games and consults with NASA on special projects. He is blessed or cursed with a special skill, depending on your perspective, one which makes him aware of events that no one else is. As a result, he sometimes feels it necessary to take action on his own. Those he removes have been planning numerous horrific deaths, and he does not feel bad by his actions. He also suspects the police will one day stumble upon his identity or catch him in the middle of one of his missions. Then he will have to rely on his ability to elude them.For the most part, Jake is an average guy. Except for his ability to back-track, of course. That makes him different from everyone else and has not only saved his own future, but has often provided him the means to help others. Unfortunately, he's learned that providing that help came at a large personal cost and not a little risk. For the most part, he feels the results are worth it.Jake's own life has become more complex of late. He has become seriously interested in a young woman, Karin Wolter, who he hopes to bring closer to him. For their relationship to progress, Jake feels it will be necessary to reveal what he can do, and what he has done in the past. He is concerned how she might react once he reveals his past to her. She has never understood violence, and has expressed some concerns over what he had been forced to do in the military.After her mother is killed, Jack's close friend Cheryl comes to him for help in ensuring the death doesn't happen. When his attempt to help doesn't go as expected, Jake learns of another event that forces his hand. It becomes necessary to reveal himself to the FBI in the hopes he can gain their trust and help to prevent the impending disaster from taking place. Even if he is able to turn aside the catastrophe, he is uncertain what his own future will become once the FBI has their hands on the man they have been seeking for so long.
The Afterlife of Alice Watkins
Matilda Scotney - 2018
Alice didn't. She woke up on a space station orbiting Saturn. Then the real mystery began. Time’s attention must have been elsewhere the moment elderly, grey, unsophisticated Alice Watkins died in her armchair a few days before her birthday in November 2016. It still wasn’t minding what it was doing on Saturn Station in the year 2513. Dr Jim Grossmith, one of the most eminent scientists of the age has devoted his career to The Sleeping Beauty Phenomenon, guarding the beautiful, red-haired young woman who sleeps peacefully, in a mysterious sarcophagus, her life perfectly suspended, her body preserved in a strange fluid. The woman, cocooned in her protective shell has defied scientific analysis for almost four hundred years. History recorded little, only that she is Dr Alexis Langley, a noted scientist of her time. When the sarcophagus opens and vanishes without a trace, leaving the young woman in his care, Jim Grossmith eagerly awaits the day when she can tell him the manner of her preservation. A strange science, lost in the annals of the past? Alien technology? But as he learns her story, Jim Grossmith finds himself faced with an even deeper mystery. He is certain the physical form of Dr Alexis Langley emerged from the sarcophagus, but as for anything else…
Into the Deep
Ken Grimwood - 1994
One part thriller, one part spiritual adventure, the exhilarating story at the heart of Into the Deep involves a hard-hitting journalist, a beautiful scientist, a globe-traveling engineer, and a venerable Portuguese fisherman. Vastly different, their lives are about to intersect and to become irrevocably changed by a school of dolphins - as the fate of the world hangs in the balance. With the drama that unfolds from a silent war waged at the sea's greatest depths and from a single, fateful discovery, Into the Deep takes a tantalizing glimpse at the optimistic future this planet might achieve if humans and the creatures of the deep could learn to share and defend its remarkable bounty.
A Shape on the Air
Julia Ibbotson - 2017
She lives with her partner Pete Adamson in a flat she loves, and is very happy with her life. Then Pete comes home and tells her he’s leaving her for Viv’s good friend Gwyn and that he has leveraged the flat for his business, so she no longer has a home. Viv’s world collapses. After drinking far too much wine Viv goes out for a walk and slips into the local pond known as Cooney’s Mere. It acts as a time portal, and Viv finds herself in the year 499 in the body of Lady Vivianne, orphaned and betrothed to Sir Pelleas, a man whom she despises and who only wants Lady Vivianne for her inheritance. But Lady Vivianne is a feisty lady and Sir Pelleas is not going to simply take what he wants without a fight. When Viv awakes, she thinks she was dreaming, until she finds a small gold key in her bed, a key she has never seen in her life, but remembers from her dream. Could she be having a breakdown? But how would that explain the key? Viv is being helped through her heartache by her good friend Ellie and her crazy upstairs neighbour Tilly. She also becomes friends with the local vicar, a man named Rory Netherbridge, who looks uncannily like Sir Roland, a man who serves Sir Pelleas but looks out for Lady Vivianne. Rory tells Vivianne that he, too, has been to the year 499. He tells her about time slipping, and how her fragile emotional state might have opened the portal to another life she had once lived. As Viv sees the similarities between her current life and her life in 499, she discovers correspondence from her dead parents, about a locked chest and a key, and knows what she has to do to find the answers. But will Sir Roland win, or Sir Pelleas? And what role will Rory play in Viv’s life when the mystery of the portal is solved? Filled with historical detail, A Shape on the Air is for anyone who believes in love that lasts for lifetimes and beyond. Praise for Julia Ibbotson "Enchantingly told" - Daily Mail Award-winning author Julia Ibbotson is obsessed with the medieval world and concepts of time travel. She read English at Keele University (after a turbulent but exciting gap year in Ghana) specialising in medieval studies, and has a PhD in linguistics. She wrote her first novel at 10 years of age, but became a teacher, lecturer and researcher. Julia has published four books, including a children’s book S.C.A.R.S (a fantasy medieval time slip), a memoir, and the first two novels of her Drumbeats trilogy (which begins in Ghana). Apart from insatiable reading, she loves travelling the world, singing in choirs, swimming, yoga, and walking in the English countryside.
Scharlette Doesn't Matter and Goes Time Travelling
Sam Bowring - 2019
She hates her job in airport security, making people take their belts off before they fly to exotic locations she can only dream about. She owns a small apartment with large repayments, drinks bargain bin red while she watches Star Trek, and misses her little sister, lost to an exploding sandwich press ten years ago. Scharlette fears she might live out her entire existence without doing anything or mattering to anyone. It still comes as quite a surprise when a handsome time traveller named Tomothy appears out of nowhere and verifies she is correct – that, according to his records, she doesn’t matter at all.Scharlette isn’t sure this news is as wonderful as Tomothy seems to think but, as he explains, since her life was to have no impact on the timeline whatsoever, Scharlette is free to travel time and space, and have amazing adventures with heedless abandon.