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The ninth 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,  #6, 7# or 8#. Callie Gideon had blacked out as the TimeSlip device had pulsed, he slowly regained consciousness and was immediately aware […]

The eighth 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,  #6 or 7#. TimeSlip The engine core was a twenty-metre towering white circular structure held in a secure chamber at the heart […]

The Second 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 20th Century – Arena The three men, line abreast, walked slowly from the dark, cavernous, arch that […]

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 […]

The spaceship took one look at the planet and hurtled downward. As a sentient spaceship, it was designed to recognize intelligent life. It’s voyage of millennia had found no sentience in the entire galaxy so the spaceship raced into the atmosphere where it left a fiery tail in it’s wake. “Finally,” the spaceship thought excitedly, […]

“I regret to inform you that we can’t repair it, nor can we replace it. Company policy on signed for goods,” the supercilious AI said in it’s smooth, matter-of-fact, voice. “But it was broken…” I began to protest, then came the tell-tale click of a disconnected line. “Waste of time,” I muttered. My broken robot, […]