Synchronic: 13 Tales of Time Travel introduces 13 varied and original takes on the pitfalls and paradoxes of time travel-from some of today's most talented voices.
From Michael Bunker's story of a father, a son, and the legendary Santa Anna Gold, to Jason Gurley's heart-wrenching tale of an astronaut forever torn from his young wife and daughter, these stories will keep you on the edge of your seat, and often have you guessing right up until the final word.
You'll meet a prison therapist who treats his patients by going back and preventing their crimes; a woman who can't stop reliving her life, no matter how much it hurts; a space marine suffering from a time-altering brain injury; a woman who will betray the man she loves to correct a horrible mistake; a vengeful soul from ages past; and a time cop charged with preserving the timelines of multiple universes.
You'll experience a world where time travel is so common, reality itself hangs by a thread; a love story that overcomes the unforgiving barriers of time; a thrilling encounter with a pack of T. rex; a historian's efforts to alter Roman history; and the first manned mission to the Red Planet-or is it?
So sit back and enjoy. Just be sure you've got plenty of time.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Thirteen authors sync their terrific time travel stories into one great anthology! In an excellent foreword, Nick Cole talks about our fascination with time and time travel, getting to the heart of the matter as to why these kinds of stories are so popular. He also introduces us to all of the interesting worlds presented in this anthology. It's truly hard to summarize these stories in one or two sentences, as there is so much packed into each individual tale. Each story has its own unique voice, handling time travel differently and innovatively. It's hard to pick any favorites here, as each one is strong for different reasons, with stories ranging from really fun to really heart-rending and tragic. Each story also has notes at the end of them, giving you additional insight into the author's thoughts. When I completed my reading of this book, I just went "wow" as I marveled as how much I enjoyed each story and the anthology as a whole. I love time travel stories because of the implications they create and the high stakes inherent in each scenario. There are now more new authors that I've discovered here that I must read more of. And my "To Be Read" pile just got bigger as a result. What an enjoyable problem to have. :)