Time Before Time
by Dan Dubose and Beau Dubose
URLink Print and Media

"It’s really very simple, time is its own dimension. After discovering this, I’ve found a way to move outside of that dimension."

Infused with the spirit of the time travel classic Back to the Future, this engaging narrative takes readers on an adventure featuring a stubborn but relentlessly brilliant scientist whose insistence on peeling back the veil to see the multitude of worlds and their cataclysmic events jeopardizes the time continuum. What’s worse is the risk of advanced technology from the future falling into the hands of ancient races predisposed to abusing its power.

The character of Emerson Whitmore drives the storyline. He is always a step ahead of his contemporaries. When he calls upon the services of John Chantry, a veteran of the Elite Special Forces of the Space Rangers, a dynamic duo of Whitmore’s brains and Chantry’s brawn is established. Though Whitmore is married to his theories, seeing a “mad genius” develop a meaningful bond is refreshing. He and John initially travel to the late nineteenth century, where they stop a family from being ambushed by bandits. Later, they run into their own ordeal when trying to bring back enough gold—from an era where gold’s existence is limited only to the indigenous people—to fund the continued evolution of Whitmore’s time travel work. The outcome, rather hilariously, is the duo’s portrayal as gods in the eyes of the natives.

When Whitmore and Chantry run into the Colonel and become privy to the impact of the Krolls and the Earth Management Project, tough decisions must be made. Nevertheless, true to his nature, Whitmore is unyielding in his efforts to unravel and experience millions of years of the world’s history. A mastermind in every respect, he has planned for every setback only to come back even stronger. Ultimately, the combination of endearing characters, a plausible time travel concept, and a thought-provoking timeline delivers a compelling experience for all audiences.

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