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A word can change a mind. A sentence can change a life. A book can change the world

The first of several extracts from my soon to be published science fiction novel. Title: The Ragged Edge of Time. Genre: Science Fiction, Time Travel, Alternate History You can read other extracts clicking #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 or #6. In the 23rd Century – New Hope The giant ship, New Hope, moved effortlessly at light-speed on target to […]

“Okay, okay, calm down and tell me what it is you’ve found… slowly,” Captain Hendry said to his science officer. The science officer in question, Lieutenant Uri Markovitch, had stormed into the captain’s cabin moments earlier, babbling about a great discovery. As captain of earth’s first ftl (faster than light) space ship, Hendry knew they […]

“And she will obey my every command? No questions asked, none of this 3-Laws crap?” The salesman nodded, enthusiastically. “Yeah, 3-Laws have been taken out. It’s illegal but hey, in your line of work I…” “…keep your voice down,” the customer growled. The salesman’s face reddened and he took a step back. He knew it […]

If you’ve ever seen Star Trek you will know what the Borg are. Part living entity and part machine, the Borg travel the galaxy assimilating species at an alarming rate. Hopefully we’re not too close to seeing that happen, certainly not in my lifetime. And in fiction arguably the most famous Cyborg is Darth Vader […]