Endeavor In Time

Endeavor In Time

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by Chris Hambleton
     
 

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An Unexpected Adventure

Five years after the Challenger disaster, NASA launched their newest space shuttle, Endeavor, in a dramatic return to space. But several moments after lift-off, Endeavor exploded over the ocean, taking the lives of all its crew members, and killing the United States' space program.

It's 2009, seventeen years after the Endeavor

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An Unexpected Adventure

Five years after the Challenger disaster, NASA launched their newest space shuttle, Endeavor, in a dramatic return to space. But several moments after lift-off, Endeavor exploded over the ocean, taking the lives of all its crew members, and killing the United States' space program.

It's 2009, seventeen years after the Endeavor tragedy in 1992, and NASA has been made part of the Department of Defense. America's civilian space program has been permanently discontinued for over fifteen years.

Daniel Marks, the Chief Programmer at a research facility in New Mexico, is working on a cutting-edge electromagnetic device. While developing the controller software for the device, an accident occurs and he suddenly finds himself back in his old life in 1992.

With his unique knowledge of the future, what should he do with his new life? Should he use his knowledge simply for personal gain, or should he risk his freedom and future to stop a national disaster before it happens?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781432725938
Publisher:
Outskirts Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/30/2008
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
0.82(w) x 8.50(h) x 5.50(d)

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Endeavor in Time 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't let the other reviews fool you. This book is Christian rhetotic disguised as sci-fi. After reading 2/3 of the book, I am convinced the other reviews are not independent or unbiased. Unless you are looking for a read with HEAVY Christian overtones, don't bother with this book. The story is underdeveloped and thin at best.
Jonnothing More than 1 year ago
While the book is a little slow starting, it is well worth it. It is a little technology based, especially at the beginning, but not textbook like or boring. I think what I liked the best is that the author wasn't answering the same old sci-fi questions the same old ways, but giving a new twist to some and even coming up with new questions! As for the comments about the religious or Christian content, yes it is there & it gives answers to a lot of the questions we all have, even if we aren't time travelers.
EZREADER211 More than 1 year ago
Characters interesting. Has a happy ending for them. The kind of subject I like to read about. Very personalized, and that is a plus! Not going to say much about the story, 'cause that would give it away. Read it and find out. Will say time travel is involved.
MaddJack More than 1 year ago
This book starts out on the slow side unless you are a computer programmer. After you wade through the first couple of chapters it gets really going and takes off from there. A great first book that will have you guessing and wondering 'What if?' Take the time to read the first part and it will all tie together nicely.
ChrystalMahan More than 1 year ago
In the beginning I had a hard time getting in to this book because it starts out a little bit technical and I was not sure what direction it was going to go in. I am not a huge fan of overly sci-fi material. There was a point where I had to put it away for a little bit and come back to it. Sometimes if I try again I am able to really get in to the book. I tried another chapter. This was suddenly going nowhere, fast. Third time is the charm? Maybe. I gave it one more try. We are introduced to Daniel, an extremely well educated engineer and software developer who lands a project working in New Mexico regarding electromagnetism. Daniel is 37 years old and married to his career. Although content in his little world he often wonders if there is more to life than what he is living. Fortunate for him, life is about to change. It is here the plot thickens (for lack of a better cliché) and the story really starts to take shape. Working on the gravitational experiment one day, he suddenly wakes up back at his parents' Ohio house, in his old bedroom. The problem is it is 1992 at the tender age of 19. Unsure of what to do with this new life he heads down to Cocoa Beach, FL with the hopes of saving the shuttle from disaster. Back in New Mexico one of the partners on the design team of the Endeavor had spoken to him about the design flaw that led to the terrible explosion. If he is going to go back in time, retaining his knowledge, may as well use if for something useful, right? While in Florida, Daniel seeks out the friendship of a friend he had met in his previous life. It is Bill, a Christian, he starts to remember what little faith he had buried inside of him, and starts to question science, time travel, his live and God. What follows is a tale of life, love, marriage and children. Daniel was given a chance to re-do his life. Instead of rushing around trying to change things and use his knowledge for something bad, he used it to change himself. He found his faith, made peace with the decisions of his past and fell in love. I felt it a little odd that a Christian based novel would have a sci-fi time travel tale within its pages, Hambleton made it work. I highly recommend this book, not just to faith followers, but to anyone interested one with a time traveling twist. If you went back in time knowing all you knew, what would you do differently, if anything?
Allbooksreview More than 1 year ago
Working as a Chief Programmer on an electromagnetic project, Daniel Marks has a steady life. That is, until there is an accident. The next time Daniel wakes up, he wakes up into his past in 1992. Left intact with his knowledge of his former (futuristic) life, Daniel sets out to try to change some notable events. The key event that he sets out to change is the Endeavor disaster. In this fictional story, Endeavor was the next shuttle to launch after the Challenger disaster. Regrettably it had a similar fate as Challenger. The story touches on the question of: if you knew the future, how would you use that knowledge? To change the past or for your own personal gains? In Daniel's case, it is probably both of them. In his past futuristic life, he gains some key knowledge about the Endeavor disaster. Armed with this knowledge, he makes it his mission to change the past. Daniel also sets out, indirectly, to change his past monotonous life into something with, in his opinion, more meaning. In the process Daniel embarks on a spiritual journey. On this journey, he becomes religious, makes many friends, and finds the love of his life. Chris Hambleton, a software developer, writes software for a living and writes books in his spare time. This is his second novel. His first novel is The Time of Jacob's Trouble. It is recommended by: Margaret Orford, Allbooks Reviews.
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I started this book expecting a good tale. The first indication that something was amiss was the ad infinatum detailed description of the main character's daily activities, day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute with no relevance to the plot or even related to development of the plot-it got really boring and I had to force myself to continue in the hope that something interesting would happen. Then suddenly I got "ambushed" by a mini dissertation on Christian faith and the character's Christian beliefs. I almost put the book down but continued hoping that this was only one occurance but again some secveral pages later it happened again. That's when I realized that there was no real plot but the "story" was just a vehicle for the author's agenda. This book didn't cost that much but it was not worth even a penny. Don't waste your money on this one unless you are of the same ilk as the author.
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I read it, but kept asking myself why. The idea of the story is good, but the book is hampered by a overly preachy christian theme and simple writing. There were a few hundred pages where nothing actually happens, and the portayal of peoples thoughts and lives is oversimplified. I am assuming the target audience must be 10 year old boys.
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I loved the premise of this book. However, I was greatly disappointed to discover that it should have been listed in the religion category. It was as though the author changed his mind and religious point of view halfway through the book and started preaching the bible. Unfair not to warn the reader. I like hardcore science and science fiction and religion definitely doesn't belong in the genre.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why should i read the book when i can read a three hundred word summary...from another post...
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scuzdriver More than 1 year ago
To be honest I never have thought about being able to travel back in time but after reading this book.....lets go! In all honesty, I wasn't sure what I was going to think about this book but by chapter two I was hooked. It really made me begin thinking, wow, what if I could go back, what would I do differently and how would I change "my" past? The only problem might be one of moral conflict for some. You may have information that could prove to be helpful, yet harmful if it fell into the wrong hands. I only wish I was a smart as our main character; able to develop software and stop horrible things from happening in our world. I don't know I guess it would make me feel a little like a secret agent, which would be awesome! I guess what intrigued me the most was the fact that he went back at a younger age but was still his mature age in his thinking. Man, wouldn't that have helped all of us in our younger years? Chris, I don't know if you plan on writing more about this storyline because of the way it ended but if so, you know my vote would be, YES! I would love to continue reading about these characters. Great Job....now onto my next book!
susanhoney More than 1 year ago
This book started off keeping the reader on the edge of their seat. The mystique details of the scenery, the character's emotions and activities keep the reader interested. This book explores the future and past of technology and has engineers working on a secret project. To some this selection may be a slow moment in the book, but after getting through the components and completion of the project, the reader is introduced to unique characters which keep their interest piqued. The main character takes the reader on an adventure which personally invites them to the character's life and events on a journey during the NASA development and collapse of their space program. It has vital details that most people were not aware of. It continues to welcome the reader to enjoy the escapades and experiences of a man's personal journey to seek the truth. In addition it has the components of spiritual exploration which adds more depth to the character's faucets and the story in general. I as a reader enjoyed some selected chapters more than others. Such as the personal transformation, the love story and his need to seek real knowledge and decide what actions and which was the right choice; to sacrifice his happiness or rescue others in a moment of desperation. The interesting facts about NASA, the space shuttles and their history make this story more challenging and creates a need to explore more about the space program in general. This book covers many abstracts of personal, career and moral values; from technology to discoveries of a mental and spiritual dimension. The characters are so intense and it is easy for the reader to merge with them and go on the journey with them. Asking self, will he be a coward or a hero. The exact details of the horrific events which occurred in the world and the flashbacks make it feel like you were watching a movie about the past and present. This author is an artist mingling technology, facts, personal morality and spiritualism into a an entertaining story about past and future occurrences due to an accidental EMF discharge that sent an experienced engineer back to his past and he has a difficult choice to made; does he sacrifice his future happiness to stop a major catastrophe event. He ponders his purpose and what "if "decisions of his life. Along his journey of self realization he invites the reader to personal and fulfilling activities to keep the tension going. Like a surfer, each chapter the reader is waiting to catch the right wave. It has its quiet and high moments. It keeps the heart racing anticipating the next action. He keeps journals and they are his safety net between the past and present. This book pulls in all ages, opening the door to mysteries . He meets caring and colorful people along the way that become his mentors, and good friends who helped guide him morally and spiritual to decide the fate of his and future generations. You will not regret spending your hard earned money on this book. This is a keeper, to be stored in the library and shared with the grandchildren, especially if you are interested in the possibility of a time machine and advanced technology. There is a love story mixed in too. It caught my heart and emotions,like I am catching a wave right now rereading one of the chapters.