In an alternate England in which Cromwell's revolution succeeded, Michael Laurel attends a 19th-century party to witness the demonstration of the first time machine. But Michael comes to realize that the entire future of the world might be at stake--and the past as well--if the machine malfunctions. How can he, a mere artist, possibly make a difference to the ultimate fate of the universe? A grand... [click here for more]
In this classic science fiction novel, Romain Ségétan, a brilliant scientist whose creativity is intimately linked to his erotic experience, particularly in its visual dimension, is struggling to develop a technology to capture and control the "waves of time," which will allow recurrent images and other echoes of the past to be brought forward into clearer focus. After being temporarily blinded by... [click here for more]
Paul Heisenberg is mysteriously endowed with the ability to jump through time.
Together with thousands of eventual followers, he begins a journey that eventually takes him a billion years into the future. The Earth has been devastated by war with an alien race, and the changes that have resulted from the degradation of the world's biosphere force him--and others--to rethink their own humanity. His... [click here for more]
Kirk Markham returns to his home town of Leeds in 1999 after three years at university "down south." In order to support himself while he tries to find a respectable career, he gets a job in a call center, which proves more challenging than he had anticipated, both professionally and socially. There he meets and falls in love with goth-girl Sheena, who is not like other girls, to put it mildly.... [click here for more]
At an 1847 revival of Meyerbeer's opera Robert le Diable, the ghost of Blaise Thibodeaux, the author of La Raisonance du temps, appears in one of the boxes, just as Thibodeaux had predicted to Auguste Dupin that it would, thirteen years before.
Unfortunately, Dupin is unable to attend the performance, leaving his uninformed friend and narrator Reynolds to try to make sense of the apparition and all... [click here for more]