The Time Traveler Professor
Book One: Silent Meridian
by Elizabeth Crowens
Pub Date 12 Jun 2019
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is obsessed with a legendary red book. Its peculiar stories have come to life, and rumors claim that it has rewritten its own endings. Convinced that possessing this book will help him write his ever-popular Sherlock Holmes stories, he takes on an unlikely partner, John Patrick Scott, known to most as a concert pianist, but a paranormal investigator and a time traveler professor to a select few.
Like Holmes and Watson trying to solve a mystery, together they explore lost worlds and their friendship is tested to the limits when they go back in time to find it. Both discover that karmic ties and unconscionable crimes have followed them like ghosts from the past, wreaking havoc on the present and possibly the future.
The Time Traveler Professor, Book One: SILENT MERIDIAN reveals the alternate histories of Conan Doyle, H.G. Wells, Houdini, Jung and other luminaries in the secret diaries and fictional memoirs of John Patrick Scott in an X Files for the 19th century.
First Prize winner of Chanticleer Review's Goethe Award for Turn-of-the-Century Historical Fiction and First Prize for Steampunk in the Independent Press Awards. Stay tuned for A POCKETFUL OF LODESTONES: Book Two in the Time Traveler Professor series by Elizabeth Crowens
A Note From the Publisher
Silent Meridian will be launched with its sequel, A Pocketful of Lodestones at the 2019 WorldCon Convention in Dublin, Ireland and at the 2019 World Fantasy Convention in Los Angeles, California.
• First Prize winner of Chanticleer Review's Goethe Award for Turn-of-the-Century Historical Fiction
• First Prize for Steampunk in the Independent Press Awards.
“Silent Meridian is a delightful genre-twisting romp through time and possibilities. It takes all sorts of unexpected turns and arrives exactly where it needs to be. Highly recommended!”
Jonathan Maberry, New York Times best-selling author of Kill Switch and Rot & Ruin
“How to describe Silent Meridian by Elizabeth Crowens? It’s time travel, magic, and high-pressure Steampunk excitement. It’s literary giants meeting fabulous fictional characters for historical adventure and mad bursts of futuristic drama. It’s a fantastic and fantastical entertainment. So, like our intrepid hero, John Patrick Scott, sit yourself down in your ‘thinking chair’ and let him crank up the time machine. He had to invent his. All you have to do is open this terrific book.”
William Martin, New York Times Bestselling Author of Bound for Gold, Back Bay and The Lincoln Letter
“Elizabeth Crowens takes aim at what we’ve found familiar and adds a twist of surreal adventure that is fun, entertaining and delightfully different from what is expected. Silent Meridian is a rollercoaster ride with a side of the sublime. Highly recommended!”
James A. Moore, best selling author of the Seven Forges Series, Aliens: Sea of Sorrows and the Serenity Falls Trilogy.
“A magical mystery tour of early twentieth century Europe that blends time travel, psychoanalysis and the occult. It’s a rare first novel that succeeds on every level, but Crowens pulls it off with panache. An intriguing and original debut!”
Alan Smale, Sidewise Award-winning author of the Clash of Eagles trilogy
“Just when you thought time travel has been exploited so often, Elizabeth Crowens takes you to totally new places with a mash-up novel worthy to place beside Nicholas Meyer’s works (including The Seven Percent Solution and Time After Time) with a soupcon of Tim Powers. Take all your favorite Victorians and mix them in a TARDIS-like cocktail shaker, and you’ll be in a time loop -- revisiting this wonderful debut of the Time Traveler professor series until the next installment comes out. A wild, engrossing book that will delight you as it takes you to worlds and events unexplored, until now.”
Jim Freund, Producer/host of Hour of the Wolf over WBAI-FM in NYC since 1972.
The first volume in author Elizabeth Crowens' Time Traveler Professor series, Silent Meridian is a consistently entertaining and deftly crafted novel that is very highly recommended for community library Science Fiction/Fantasy collections.
James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, Midwest Book Review
This is the second, revised edition and will be discounted so readers can get up to speed to read its sequel, A Pocketful of Lodestones, that will be released August 1, 2019. Both will have different covers to reflect that Atomic Alchemist Productions LLC is now the current publisher. The first edition of Silent Meridian was released in May 2016 by MX Publishing in London.
Amazon pre-sales will be available 90 days before publication date.
Trade paper back ISBN: 978-1-950384-04-4