Here is the introduction blog I did for the bundle. I posted this a week or so ago, but got a hunch a bunch of sf readers missed it. This is a stunning group of writers and a lot of time travel stories. You don’t want to miss this one.
Plus I have a Thunder Mountain novel in this one, Kris has a Diving novel, and we put in one of the big collections of 20 stories we did a few years back.
So here is the intro blog I did for the start of the bundle…
TIME TRAVEL FUN…
Time travel fits in any genre and almost every type of story. Everyone seems to have their favorite kind of time travel. I know I sure do, and all the writers in this great bundle do as well.
As a genre distinction, time travel is considered science fiction, but actually it fits in fantasy much better. Diana Gabaldon characters rub a rock and magically travel into the past. Stephen King has his characters go into a closet. All fantasy.
Also, romance writers use time travel as a romantic element in their story, often to bring two characters together. So even though time travel, as a plot device, is considered science fiction, I thought it would be great fun in this Time Travel Storybundle to show how really diverse time travel stories can actually be.
I also wanted to showcase another aspect of the diversity of time travel stories as well. Since H. G. Wells wrote The Time Machine, time travel stories have flourished in both novel and short fiction forms. In fact, the body of time travel short stories is so vast over the last hundred-plus years, it might be impossible to even begin to catalog.
So this bundle contains both novel length stories, but also an abundance of short stories and novella length works. There may be ten books in this Storybundle, but there is over forty different stories. Amazing amounts of great time travel reading.
And one collection, A Speculation of Time, by bestselling writer T. Thorn Coyle that is only available in this bundle.Thorn is a master of the short form and I think you will love the stories included here. I sure do, and I am pretty picky about my time travel stories. To find out more about Thorn’s diverse work, head to www.thorncoyle.com
One of the current masters of the short form, bestselling writer Annie Reed chips in with another collection called Unexpected Aliens. Not every story is time travel, but they are all fantastic. Check out her bio for all of her awards and you can find more information about her amazing stories at https://anniereed.wordpress.com/
Bestseller Kris Austen Radcliffe included the complete Witch of the Midnight Blade series in one book for the bundle. Wow, some fantastic reading. Only someone of Kris’s skill could pull off timeline-jumping super soldiers combined with fantasy elements like the Fates. If you want a lot more about this incredible author, go to http://www.sixtalonsign.com/
Acclaimed writer Leslie Claire Walker offered and I jumped at the chance for a new collection called A Memory of Time. Very different and fascinating looks at time travel as only Leslie can do. For a lot more information about Leslie’s work, go to http://www.leslieclairewalker.com
One more addition to the large amount of stories before I get to the novels. New York Times bestselling writer Kristine Kathryn Rusch and I did a large and very fun collection of 100 of our science fiction stories. Each book had ten of her stories and ten of mine. In Colliding Worlds Volume #3, we focused the twenty on stories that included time. And I thought that would be great fun to include here as well. You can find the other volumes of the Colliding Worlds collection at www.wmgpublishinginc.com
Turning to time travel novels, Jason Koenig offered up something very powerful and different in Backtracker. You might not recognize Jason’s name because it is an open pen name of the USA Today bestselling writer Robert Jeschonek. Robert can take any topic and make you ask why you hadn’t thought of that. For a lot more of his work go to www.bobscribe.com
Then one of the best writers of time travel romance working today, Kathryn Kaleigh, offered this bundle a fantastic time travel novel from her Becquerel Series, Dragon’s Blood. Once you get started on Kathryn’s novels, you won’t be able to stop. Find out more about her work at www.kathrynkaleigh.com
And then in the same vein of romance and time travel, acclaimed writer Debbie Mumford offered up a short novel with a Scottish twist in Her Highland Laird. This general area of time travel is massive in scope and popularity, as Diana Gabaldon has proven. I think you will love Debbie’s short novel and can find more of her work at https://debbiemumford.com/
As both Kathryn’s and Debbie’s books do, my novel Tombstone Canyon blends romantic elements into historical places, but my book drifts away from the romance to focus more on the historical aspects of the Old West and the use of time travel. To find all the books and stories in the Thunder Mountain series, plus more of my novels and stories go to www.wmgpublishinginc.com
Finally, for yet another completely different take on time travel, New York Times bestselling writer Kristine Kathryn Rusch included her most recent Diving novel, The Chase. This tense can’t-put-down novel deals with societies in space leaving things behind in time, and the results of those decisions over sectors of space. For more information about Kris and her amazing body of work, go to www.wmgpublishinginc.com
And I hope you all will give this Storybimdle a shot. A lot of great reading.