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February 14, 2017




Marooned in the present, their only hope for the future lay in the past. But first there was still the small matter of staying alive. The planet they were marooned on was crawling with bird-beasts, immense parrot like carnivores that stood two meters tall, weighed upwards of fifty klogs, and had a giant scooped beak like a pelican. They normally swallowed their prey whole, though not before crushing them to death in their vise-like jaws. Then there were the vipers — writhing snake-like creatures armed with dozens of sucker-bearing tentacles. They sprayed their victims with acid, then ate them while they were still alive. But it got worse. Much worse . . . Now, join Andu Nehrengel and his female clone companions on an intense voyage through time. First stop: the Civil War and the Battle of Shiloh, April 1862, one of the most horrendous land battles of all time. Meet Mark Twain when he is still a riverboat pilot. Journey with him north to Missouri when he joins the Confederacy. Then it’s back to the future and on to Mars! And when you’re done reading this adventure, check out these other fine books by author Steven Burgauer: The Night of the Eleventh Sun, The Road To War: Duty & Drill, Courage & Capture, and his newest historical fiction piece, Nazi Saboteurs on the Bayou, with a short video trailer

About the Author

Steven BurgauerAvid hiker, Eagle Scout, and founder of a mutual fund, Steven Burgauer resides in Florida. A graduate of Illinois State University and the New York Institute of Finance, Steve writes science fiction and historic fiction. A member of the Society of Midland Authors, Steven is included in The Dictionary of Midwestern Literature, Volume 2 and the ALA’s Librarian’s Guide to Cyborgs, Aliens, and Sorcerers. Burgauer’s The Road to War: Duty & Drill, Courage & Capture is based on the journals of an American WWII infantryman who landed at Normandy, was wounded and taken prisoner by the Nazis. Publishers Daily Reviews says of it: Five-plus unequivocal stars . . . an extraordinary read that everyone should enjoy. Some of his SF titles include The Grandfather Paradox, The Railguns of Luna, The Fornax Drive, and SKULLCAP. Other books of his include The Night of the Eleventh Sun, a Neanderthal’s first encounter with man, and The Wealth Builder’s Guide: An Investment Primer. His work has been reviewed in many places, including LOCUS, the EUREKA LITERARY MAGAZINE, PUBLISHERS DAILY REVIEWS, MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW, THE BOOK REVIEWERS, BOOKVIRAL, and PROMETHEUS, the journal of the Libertarian Futurist Society. Science Fiction Chronicle (June 2001) says of his The Railguns of Luna: Steven Burgauer writes old style science fiction in which heroes and villains are easily identified, the action is fast and furious, and the plot twists and turns uncontrollably . . . Of his book Nazi Saboteurs on the Bayou, The Book Reviewers write: “An engaging, slow-burning wartime thriller with an epic feel and a large cast of characters.” Midwest Book Review writes: “In a war that rips apart entire worlds, who can truly be the winner? Add a dash of romance to the intrigue for a solid World War II thriller that’s intricate, frighteningly realistic, and hard to put down.” When Steven lived in Illinois, the State of Illinois Library included him in a select group of authors invited to the state’s Authors’ Day. He has often been a speaker and panel member at public library events and science-fiction conventions all across the country. Video Book Trailer His websites are:


 This time travel themed book has a relatively easy plot. It takes Mormon beliefs and shows how those beliefs could possibly change in a world of the future.  You also get a taste of some figures from the past so you can put the story in some sort of perspective.  Time travel is definitely science fiction but this book lets you get in there and possibly see how it could very easily happen. A real adventure and journey. The author includes the historical detail but adds some technology into the web.    I loved that he had  female clones, a man stuck in the past and took a journey to end a curse, a curse of genetics.  The author gives you gigantic beasts that were sort of like parrots and if you look real close you'll discover foot prints.  Now who or what left the footprints?  Grab a copy of this book and follow the prints.  When you do, you'll be surprised where they end.  What would you think if you were there and you ran into three female clones that were beautiful.?  Find out how these clones connect with the Mormons.  There is so much imaginative detail in this book that you might find yourself in uncharted territory and think it's not so bad, or  is it? Can time be changed?  Can we go back? Can we go forward?  Use your imagination and grandfather this story in.  I have to admit, I had some trouble following some of the book.   I haven't read much time travel stories so I'm not a real fan but the book was good, just a bit long and a lot of characters and a lot of detail.   I might save it for a later date and re-read and see what I think then.   If you are a fan of science fiction, time travel, take a look and see what you think.  It will always be the survival of the fittest, even if we do actually get to the point of time travel.

I received a copy of this book from the author and Word Slinger Publicity and voluntarily decided to review it.

I would give this book 3 STARS.



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