In October 1939, Albert Einstein warns President Franklin D. Roosevelt that Nazi Germany is actively pursuing an atomic bomb and urges him to make sure that the United States develops the bomb first. Roosevelt heeds the warning and launches the "Manhattan Project" in June 1942. In October 1942, Roosevelt tells Einstein that prudence calls for the U.S. to have a back-up plan to the Manhattan Project in case Hitler gets the bomb first. Roosevelt commissions Einstein to secretly construct a usable time travel machine code-named the "White Hole Project." In June 1974, an adventurous group of teenage friends, who call themselves the "Bad Love Gang," discover a tunnel leading to the White Hole Project. They learn how to use the time machine and become the first known humans to travel back in time and return. Their mission is to save Jews and Gypsies from the Holocaust in November 1944 by using a U.S. Air Force B-17 bomber that was known as "The Phantom Fortress." Adventurous and a very surprise ending!
|Publisher:||Mountain Girl Press|
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Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER ONE THE DISCOVERY OF EXOTIC MATTER...1
CHAPTER TWO THE MANHATTAN PROJECT AND THE WHITE HOLE PROJECT...13
CHAPTER THREE THE PHANTOM FORTRESS...19
CHAPTER FOUR THE BAD LOVE GANG ASSEMBLES FOR ADVENTURE...24
CHAPTER FIVE THE BAD LOVE GANG STUMBLES ONTO DESTINY...38
CHAPTER SIX THE TIME MACHINE...46
CHAPTER SEVEN TIME TRAVEL IS BOTH REAL AND POSSIBLE...54
CHAPTER EIGHT MISSION PLANNING...59
CHAPTER NINE READY FOR LAUNCH...70
CHAPTER TEN THE RESCUE AT CHELMNO, POLAND, PHASE I: GETTING TO THE CHURCH...76
CHAPTER ELEVEN THE RESCUE AT CHELMNO, POLAND, PHASE II: GETTING TO THE COTTAGE...89
CHAPTER TWELVE THE RESCUE AT CHELMNO, POLAND, PHASE III: GETTING TO THE PLANE...102
CHAPTER THIRTEEN THE B-17G FLYING FORTRESS NAMED BAD LOVE...117
CHAPTER FOURTEEN BAD LOVE TAKES TO THE SKIES...123
CHAPTER FIFTEEN THE FUN PART OF THE FLIGHT...133
CHAPTER SIXTEEN THE DANGEROUS PART OF THE FLIGHT...142
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An amazing science fiction story laced with facts. This book is not only a wonderfully exciting science fiction story, it is an experience, which takes you back in time, with adventure, historically accurate facts, and probably most uniquely by the author suggesting sound tracks to listen to whilst reading it. Set in 1974, it tells of the first adventure of the “Bad Love Gang,” a group of teenagers with the world at their feet, itching for adventure, and the author kindly invites you to join them for the duration of this story. Back in October 1939, Albert Einstein had warned President Franklin D. Roosevelt, that Nazi Germany was trying to make an atomic bomb, and urged him to ensure that America made one first. Because of Einstein’s advice, but just in case this didn’t happen, the President decided to set in place a backup plan, and in 1942 he instructed Einstein to make a time machine, code named “White Hole Project.” This project steeped in secrecy, is lost in time, lying quietly dormant, that is until one of the Bad Love Gangs summer jaunts leads them to discover it. The discovery and their resulting actions unleash a chain of events which changes them, and the lives of others in ways they could never have imagined… The historical accuracy of this story makes it stand out above other science fiction stories, elevating it from great to outstanding in my opinion. The gang has a clear mission - to save the Jews and Gypsies at Chelmno extermination camp from the Holocaust. They use the machine to travel back thirty years to Chelmno in Poland, which was the first place that the Nazi’s gassed the Jews and Gypsies in their WWII genocide. In embracing the gang’s experiences, the reader, through the vividly descriptive writing of this talented author, is transported back through time, into WWII. As the story unravels and the tension mounts, our senses are aroused so much so that it is easy to imagine you are there, amongst the sights, sounds and horrors of this time. The question is, as the engines of the U.S. Air Force B-17 bomber, known as “The Phantom Fortress,” drone in your ears, as it flies its rescue mission over occupied territories, will you as a fly on the wall member of the gang succeed in your quest, and if you do, and you survive, will you all be able to return to 1974? The Bad Love Gang is the author’s debut novel, it has an amazing storyline, which really draws the reader in, and listening to the sounds tracks suggested is something which I highly recommend. A real gem which stands out as a shining example of excellent storytelling. I look really look forward to their next adventure.
It is a rare occasion to come across a book as ambitious, well-researched and, ultimately, as rewarding as “Bad Love Strikes” by Dr. Kevin L. Schewe. This debut novel is a true treasure trove: a mix of historical fiction, sci-fi, heroism and nostalgia that comes complete with its own playlist. The novel tells the story of a group of young people, “The Bad Love Gang,” who, in 1974, come across a time machine portal hidden in a wooded section of Tennessee. It allows them to travel some 30 years back in time to rescue Jews and Gypsies from a Nazi concentration camp in Poland. It’s a sweeping adventure story that is relentless in its historical accuracy and narrative fantasy that you’ll fall in love with from start to finish. This is the fictitious story of a top-secret government plan to create a time travel machine to be used in case Nazi Germany succeeded in beating the United States in the creation of an atomic nuclear bomb. Though fully equipped and functional, the time machine is never used, only to be discovered by members of “The Bad Love Gang” during an afternoon of motor biking in a wooded area. The young and courageous protagonists launch their mission and are transported back in time to carry out their bold rescue mission. The plot takes us along with the members of the “gang” as they discover the time machine, research time travel and embark upon this mission of mercy. The endeavor is an ingenious plot device by Dr. Schewe and is enriched by the author’s own historical research and knowledge. Every new development draws the reader deep into the imagination of the author with stunning success. (The preface of the novel even includes a list of characters involved in this saga.) In addition to the historical accuracy of the novel, the author’s ability to create believable dialogue and realistic story structure is impressive and effective. Enhanced by the playlist of songs, you are certain to feel like you are along for this adventure of a lifetime. “Bad Love Strikes” is an incredibly imaginative and detailed story that honors courage and audacity and will thrill and enrapture you through time and space. With it’s own playlist of songs, this novel will literally take you back.
"love dangerously, have fun, don't die" Colorado author Kevin L Schewe, MD is a board-certified cancer specialist who has been practicing radiation oncology for over thirty years. In his Dedication note Kevin states that he and his sister share a fascination with time travel stories, and when that sister faced, fought, and survived her own cancer diagnosis, the impetus to write this book originated. BAD LOVE STRIKES is Kevin’s debut novel, and after experiencing this multifaceted book it seems obvious that he will become a significant figure in the literary field. Not only is this a compelling story, but Kevin enhances the tale by supplying access to a 21-song soundtrack with songs that accompany the spirit of the story, and allow the reader to become ‘an honorary member of the Bad Love Gang!’ ‘BAD LOVE STRIKES will make you feel like a teenager again and will transport you back to 1974 and 1944.’ That is the quality of caring communication that makes this book so unique – and successful. As an additional aid to the reader, Kevin prefaces his novel with a cast of characters – the Bad Love Gang form Oakridge, TN, the added Bad Love Gang from the 1944 Rescue Mission, and the 13 rescued Holocaust survivors – a terrific and substantive aid in fully appreciating the story. Though the fantasy time travel story is fiction, the historical information it references is real, and the author’s intensive research into those details is impressively accurate. That aspect of reportage of WWII events seduces the reader to securely enter the fantasy realm of time travel as well – a difficult feat beautifully realized. A brief overview of the plot: ‘In October 1939, Albert Einstein warns President Franklin D. Roosevelt that Nazi Germany is actively pursuing an atomic bomb and urges him to make sure that the United States develops the bomb first. Roosevelt heeds the warning and launches the “Manhattan Project” in June 1942. In October 1942, Roosevelt tells Einstein that prudence calls for the U.S. to have a back-up plan to the Manhattan Project in case Hitler gets the bomb first. Roosevelt commissions Einstein to secretly construct a usable time travel machine code named the “White Hole Project.” In June 1974, an adventurous group of teenage friends, who call themselves the “Bad Love Gang,” discover a tunnel leading to the White Hole Project. They learn how to use the time machine and become the first known humans to travel back in time and return. Their mission is to save Jews and Gypsies from the Holocaust in November 1944 by using a U.S. Air Force B-17 bomber that was known as “The Phantom Fortress.” Skillful writing (both historical and fantastical), a zesty sense of humor, an appreciation for pop culture, and the ability to create memorably entertaining characters combine to make this an immensely impressive novel- and experience! Very highly recommended. Grady Harp, November 19
A fun, musical reading adventure filled with historical facts and Sci-Fi thrills! Bad Love Strikes was a really fun read, and a thoroughly enjoyable book. Author Kevin Schewe has taken a dark time in history, namely the Holocaust and creation of the Atomic Bomb, and buffered it with a gaggle of teens who offer us hope, friendship, and ultimately, a whole lot of fun. This book is set in the 1940s and 1970s, where a group of teens known as the Bad Love Gang find a time machine set to go back to the years of World War II. It’s a “back up” plan that was devised during the war in case the Manhattan project failed. So the kids come up with a mission – go back and save some people from the Holocaust! Schewe has worked as a radiation oncologist for more than 32 years, and says because of that, he has learned to always offer hope. This theme fills his book, offering us the Bad Love Gang, who we’ll want to root for to the end, and knowing somehow that it will all turn out okay. Many of the “gang” members are based on real-life characters from Schewe’s childhood and all have nicknames. Schewe himself is featured as “Bubble Butt.” Mixing his vast knowledge of World War II, with his physics background, Schewe’s book combines fact and fiction well. While I’ve read stories about Oak Ridge, TN and the building of the bomb, I learned even more from this work of fiction, such as the history behind Area 51, and the story behind the mysterious real life WWII plane the Phantom Fortress. I was so intrigued that I started Googling topics in this book to see where fact ended and fiction began. Making this book even more fun are the links to songs to listen to as you read, especially as the gang is flying through the skies on their adventure in the plane. I highly recommend this book to everyone, young and old. You don’t have to be a science fiction fan or a historical fiction fan to enjoy this read. This book will transport you not only through time, but out of your real life and into a world where hope rules, adventure is at hand, and music paves the way. Highly Recommended.