When Captain Benjamin Bantam is tapped to go back in time in order to retrieve a cure for the vicious Shadow plague, he is shocked to arrive in an alternate 1944 where electricity doesn't exist.... More > Instead, a parallel past has mysteriously arisen -- complete with parasols, stunningly luxurious Aerotels, hydrologic computing, Helux-powered 'cloud growlers' and a space elevator-based moon race with Germany. And of course, there is the lovely Dr. Rachelle Archenstone ...
But when Hitler is made Chancellor in this world and the American space program sabotaged, Bantam is the only one who realizes the true depth of the danger posed by the newly-formed Nazi party. Together with Rachelle, he races to save this America while seeking an explanation to the mystery of this alternate past -- and with it, a way to return to his own world with the Shadow's cure. But when it comes down to a choice between his lovely Rachelle and a thousand years of Nazi rule, what will he do?< Less
Adventurer Armand Ptolemy fights the New World Order using synchronicity machines, geomancy (the art of making stone float with sound), and help from the hacker collective 'Anonymous' ...
When... More > Armand Ptolemy is called to investigate strange tremors plaguing an old wing of the New York public library, he finds himself enmeshed in a series of events that began in 1912. Yet Ptolemy himself is rumored to be from the past -- and the world's Elite lust after the secret of how he seemingly jumped forward over one hundred years in time.
But the Elites have other ideas. Putting into a motion the capstone of a hundred-years old plan, the Commission wants Ptolemy out of the way. And with the Golden Aleph giving them very potent powers of prediction, they just may succeed ...< Less
Five quiet years have passed in Starland, California since the the time of the Pocket. But when a crazed old man shows up with a warning, Max, Casey, Ian and Sasha suddenly find themselves on the... More > run. Max and Ian go through an Arch back to 1912, where a mysterious Machine is under construction that seems connected to Max’s unremembered secret. Meanwhile, Casey and Sasha follow the old man to the strange town of Arturo Gyp.
But there is more afoot than meets the eye: the enemies of Mr. E - the nefarious Archons - are abroad. And when Max is at last eye-to-eye with his secret, he realizes nothing will ever be the same again...
This is the second book in the Max Quick Series.< Less
The thrilling conclusion of the Max Quick Trilogy! After the disaster of the Machine in 1912, Max Quick, Casey Cyranus, Ian Keating and Sasha Fwa find themselves in a alternate, dystopian 1977.... More > Countries are no more: there is only a single super-state under the crushing rule of a mysterious golden-masked figure called 'the Bondsman'. But who is he? The company soon traces his origins directly to Max's own act of destroying the Machine in 1912. As distrust multiplies even amongst the friends, Max must come to grips with his new-found power -- and discover how to use it to defeat the Bondsman ... or he risks becoming the Bondsman in the end himself!
"Her favorite books? "Anne of Green Gables. Oh, and the 'Max Quick' (fantasy) books. I'm on the last one of those, so I'm kind of sad about that."
-- AP Syndicated Interview with Oscar Nominee Abigail Breslin< Less
It starts with a kiss from the Dolphin Queen ...
When the freakishly tall -- yet elegant -- Doctor Elspeth Lune is abducted from the airport, she awakens in the mysterious Glass Prison.
Location:... More > Unknown. Reason: Unknown.
Odd things happen in this dark, circular facility - her severed pinkie grows back overnight and chess games end exactly the same way each time. To top it all off, Elspeth mysteriously finds herself assigned to cell block 1515: the exact same number as her ATM PIN and cell phone unlock code ...
But when she encounters the Order of the Black Dove and the Vizier, an inmate with an inordinate amount of power, she finds that she must crack the mystery of the Prison with even more urgency. Who built this — the NSA? Al-Qaeda? The New World Order? And why is she – and everyone else - here?
In the prison's central axis is the Panopticon, from within which the guards see all — and is undoubtedly where the answers lie ...< Less