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About the author:
Sherrie Roth grew up in Western Kansas thinking that there was no place in the universe more fascinating than outer space. After her mother vetoed astronaut as a career ambition, she went on to study journalism and physics in hopes of becoming a science writer.
She published her first science fiction short story long ago, and then waited a lot of tables while she looked for inspiration for the next story. When it finally came, it declared to her that it had to be whole book, nothing less. One night, while digesting this disturbing piece of news, she drank way too many shots of ouzo with her boyfriend. She woke up thirty-one years later demanding to know what was going on.
The boyfriend, who she had apparently long since married, asked her to calm down and explained that in a fit of practicality she had gone back to school and gotten a degree in geophysics and had spent the last 28 years interpreting seismic data in the oil industry. The good news, according to Mr. Cronin, was that she had found it at least mildly entertaining and ridiculously well-paying The bad news was that the two of them had still managed to spend almost all of the money.
Apparently she was now Mrs. Cronin, and the further good news was that they had produced three wonderful children whom they loved dearly, even though to be honest that is where a lot of the money had gone. Even better news was that Mr. Cronin turned out to be a warm-hearted, encouraging sort who was happy to see her awake and ready to write. "It's about time," were his exact words.
Sherrie Cronin discovered that over the ensuing decades Sally Ride had already managed to become the first woman in space and apparently had done a fine job of it. No one, however, had written the book that had been in Sherrie's head for decades. The only problem was, the book informed her sternly that it had now grown into a six book series. Sherrie decided that she better start writing it before it got any longer. She's been wide awake ever since, and writing away.
Alex once walked away from a rare ability to warp time, thinking it was only a young man's trick to play basketball better. Today he teaches physics at a country school where an influx of immigrants has reignited a history of organized hate. The new principal wants to turn the clock backwards to an era of white supremacy, and Alex decides that he can no longer sit on the sidelines. When an old friend reappears along with an ancient Maya mystery that Alex is uniquely qualified to solve, suddenly Alex has his hands full.
As he and his family find themselves in danger, Alex has to accept that his empathic wife is really a telepath and that his quiet genius son has learned to alter his own appearance. Even more disturbing, Alex discovers that he must learn to control his own special temporal abilities that are resurfacing. Otherwise, legacies from long ago will harm those he loves, and his own era will lose a rare opportunity to bridge the past and the future.
- Publication Date:
- 0985156163 / 9780985156169
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- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5.25" x 8"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Fiction / Science Fiction / Time Travel