With Time Comes Concord

With Time Comes Concord FEATURING THE NEBULA NOMINATED NOVELLA WITH TIME COMES CONCORD Four Linked Novellas And Several Short Stories All Dealing With Time Travel, By The Author Of The Runaway Bestselling Non Fiction Book Man And The Planets The First Two Novellas Were First Published In Isaac Asimov S Science Fiction Magazine And Analog, And This Is The First Time They Have Been Reprinted Since Then About The Author Duncan Lunan Became A Full Time Author In 1970, Initially Writing Science Fiction, But Now Also Undertakes A Wide Range Of Other Writing And Speaking As A Researcher, Tutor, Critic, Editor, Lecturer And Broadcaster His Earlier Publications Include Three Nonfiction Books, Contributions To 20 Other Books, Over 700 Articles And Thirty Short Stories, Including A Number Of Science Articles For Analog Magazine In 1989 He Edited Starfield Science Fiction By Scottish Writers , The First Ever Anthology Of SF And Fantasy By Scots, And As Manager Of The Glasgow Parks Dept Astronomy Project, 1978 79, Duncan Designed And Built The First Astronomically Aligned Stone Circle In Britain For Over 3000 Years EXCERPT There Had Been Another Strange Episode During The Day, However The Hayes Party Had Come On Deck In Mid Afternoon, And Remained For Some Time Despite The Biting Chill Almost, More Thought Afterwards, As If They Were Waiting For Something They Had Been On Deck For Nearly An Hour When Another Strange Sound Came To Their Ears That Can T Be The Beat Of Pioneer S Screws, Surely, Said Barnes, His Head Cocked To The Side If It Were, She D Be Bearing Down On Us At An Incredible Speed, Said More The Fog Made It Impossible To Place The Mechanical Throbbing, But It Was Growing Swiftly In Volume Sound The Foghorn, There And The Bell, Continuously The Noise Doubled And Redoubled, Till The Open Air Was Like An Engine Room People Looked In All Directions, Wildly, And Barnes Was First To See The Thing When It Appeared It Was Only A Shadow In The Mist, Shapeless, Though More Had The Impression Of Some Beating Or Revolving Airfoil Beneath It A Beam Of Light Shone, Like A Single Ray Of Sunshine It Came From Astern, From Roughly Where Pioneer Should Be, And Passed The Resolute S Port Side, Turning North Across Her Bows In A Moment It Had Vanished, And The Deafening Noise Was Soon Muffled By The Fog If Yesterday S Phenomenon Had Excited The Americans, Today S Stimulated Them Beyond Speech Looking Round For Their Comments More Saw Them Disappearing Below, Leaving Him To Face The Bewildered Stares Of The Crew He Had To Show The Ship S Officers Were Not Alarmed It Seems There S Another Mystery In These Waters, Besides The Disappearance Of Sir John Franklin, He Remarked, As Outwardly Calm As Austin Would Have Been You Don T Think They Might Be Connected, Sir The Helmsman Ventured We Ve No Reason To Think So At Present, Said More, With A Firmness Which Wasn T Entirely Genuine But If There Is A Connection, Her Majesty S Navy Will Get To The Bottom Of It Mr Jones The Midshipman, Who Was Listening With Awed Respect, Snapped To Alertness You Saw As Much As We Did, I Suppose Report It To The Captain, If You Please If He Asks, Say That In My Opinion He S Not Required On Deck Meantime If Anything Occurs, Of Course We Will Inform Him But Nothing Did Happen, Up To The Time The Resolute Found Solid Ice Ahead Pioneer Was Somewhere Astern, Out Of Hailing Distance. This book is a rather curious case it was a Kindle freebie when I got it in 2012, but didn t get to reading it until now When last I looked, there were no customer reviews for it, and I had to manually add it to Goodreads.The author has contributed both nonfiction and fiction to Analog magazine, and these stories have the strengths and weaknesses of quintessential Analog stories basically the author is a huge nerd who loves to write about things he knows and finds fascinating, and the stories are just excuses for him to do that, which means that if the reader does not care for the exposition there may be not enough drama to keep interest I think he is better at nonfiction than fiction but I like these stories just fine.All of the stories, In the Arctic, Out of Time , With Time Comes Concord , Riding the Fire , The Day and the Hour , Faces Showing the Stamp of Time , and Verdict of History feature time travel of some kind The first four stories feature extensive author s notes about the history of each.It is rather obvious that the stories have been scanned from printed sources there are the typical mistaken words from the OCR process The program even has inserted fuck