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Pilot X
     

Pilot X

by Tom Merritt
 

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"Tom Merritt's time-bending space adventure had me hooked from the start." — Gary Whitta, screenwriter, Star Wars: Rogue One and The Book of Eli, author of Abomination

What if a time traveler lived in a world where disrupting the timeline could destroy everything in the universe — everything but himself?

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"Tom Merritt's time-bending space adventure had me hooked from the start." — Gary Whitta, screenwriter, Star Wars: Rogue One and The Book of Eli, author of Abomination

What if a time traveler lived in a world where disrupting the timeline could destroy everything in the universe — everything but himself?

Pilot X is Ambassador of the Alendans, a race with the ability to move through space and time as guardians of the timeline. Locked in ongoing conflict with the Sensaurians, an organic hive mind that can send messages in thought throughout its own history, and the Progons, a machine race who can communicate backwards in time, Pilot X finally manages to create peace among the three races.

But when Pilot X discovers that a secret dimensional war fought in hidden parts of spacetime threatens the fabric of the universe itself, he faces unseen enemies and a deeper conspiracy, bringing him to the ultimate choice: erase the existence of all three races, including his own people, or to let the universe be destroyed.

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Publishers Weekly
01/09/2017
As earnest as an episode of Tom Corbett, Space Cadet, this retro space opera takes its protagonist from naive time-ship pilot to guilt-laden savior of the universe in appropriately convoluted fashion. Pilot X, one of the time-traveling Alendans, earns his license and receives the Verity, a quirky time ship with a developing personality. As courier for the chief executive secretary, he solves interstellar crises and establishes peace among other time-warring races. Soon, X discovers the existence of the Dimensional War, which was fought in secret and left devastated worlds across the universe. Contacted by a group of “linear” Alendans who avoid time travel, X tries to go back and stop the slaughter. Merritt (host of the Parsec Award–winning podcast Sword & Laser) details his alien cultures with bits of folklore. However, even as X is continually hailed as “the last hope of the universe,” his attempts to stop Armageddon are blocked by a bureaucratic insistence on tidiness. The story will suit readers who enjoy seasoning their planetary romps with a dash of cynicism. (Mar.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781942645313
Publisher:
Inkshares
Publication date:
03/14/2017
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Tom Merritt is an award-winning independent tech podcaster and host of regular tech news and information shows. Tom hosts Sword and Laser, a science fiction and fantasy podcast, book club and publishing imprint, with Veronica Belmont. Tom has published several science fiction and technology books, including Citadel 32: A Tale of the Aggregate, The Year in Tech History, Sword and Laser Anthology, and Lot Beta. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two dogs.

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