Eye of the TimeGate is an in-house publication and the epic new science fiction novel from our very own Russell Fordern.
Russell has written a number of science fiction stories and worked on other creative writing projects with LisMel Publishing. He lives in Melbourne, Australia and you can follow his upcoming publications and writing project on his Amazon Author Page or on his author blog at Stories in The Key of Time.
He describes Eye of the TimeGate as; “… a social science fiction novel about, among other things, time travel into the past and the effect it has on the main characters (scientists all) and society as a whole. My aim with the novel was to tell a realistic story of time travel’s discovery, where the idea of time travel was treated as a real thing, rather than as a gimmick to tell some other story. I wanted to explore the social, political and psychological ramifications of time travel, much in the way Carl Sagan did it for first encounter situations with his novel Contact.”
Kathy Rodriguez is a geologist who has just lost her lover, John Hannebury, in an accident while investigating an unusual object discovered underground. Lina Thigpen is an experimental physicist who, with her colleagues at the Tesla Institute, helps to investigate the strange anomaly discovered by Rodriguez and Hannebury. It becomes apparent that, not only is it a time machine, but there are many more such machines – Timegates – in underground installations around the world. Lina and Kathy take part in the international time travel research program that is then implemented using the Timegates. But while commercial interests and the military constantly push to take over the program, both women are given opportunities of fulfilment beyond their dreams. Their stories culminate in a rescue mission that unlocks secrets that could change the world.
Series: TimeGate (Book 1)
Publisher: LisMel Publishing (Melbourne, Australia, 2017)
Printed: Createspace Print on Demand Services, USA.