Characters real and imaginary come vividly to life in this whimsical triple play of intertwined plots, in which a skeptical H. G. Wells is called upon to investigate purported incidents of time travel and to save lives and literary classics, includingDracula and The Time Machine, from being wiped from existence.What happens if we change history?Félix J. Palma explores this provocative question, weaving a historical fantasy as imaginative as it is exciting—a story full of love and adventure that transports readers from a haunting setting in Victorian London to a magical reality where centuries collide and a writer’s mind seems to pull at all the strings.
This rollicking page-turner with a cast of real and imagined literary characters and cunning intertwined plots stars a skeptical H.G. Wells as a time-traveling investigator.
Set in Victorian London, The Map of Time
boasts a triple-play of intertwined plots in which a skeptical H.G. Wells is called upon to investigate purported incidents of time travel. Now, he must save the lives of an aristocrat in love with a murdered prostitute from the past; of a woman bent on fleeing the strictures of Victorian society; and of his very own wife, all of whom may have become a pawn in a fourth-dimensional plot to murder the authors of Dracula
, The Time Machine
, and The War of the Worlds
in order to alter their identities and steal their fictional creations.
But, what happens if we change history? Mingling fictional characters with real ones, FÉlix J. Palma weaves a historical fantasy as imaginative as it is exciting, a story full of love and adventure that also pays homage to the roots of science fiction while transporting its readers to a fascinating Victorian London for their own taste of time travel.
Number of Pages: 696
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: General, Science Fiction + Fantasy, Types of Characters
Publisher: Pocket Books
Author: Felix J. Palma
Street Date: June 26, 2012
Item Number (DPCI): 248-79-9580