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The Far Time Incident (The Incident Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Neve Maslakovic
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)

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When a professor’s time-travel lab is the scene of a deadly accident, the academic world and the future of St. Sunniva University get thrown into upheaval. As assistant to the dean of science, Julia Olsen is assigned to help Campus Security Chief Nate Kirkland examine this rare mishap…then make it quietly go away!

But when the investigation points toward murder, Julia and Chief Kirkland find themselves caught in a deadly cover-up, one that strands them in ancient Pompeii on the eve of the eruption of the world’s most infamous volcano. With the help of their companions—a Shakespearean scholar and two grad students—Julia and the chief must outwit history itself and expose the school’s saboteur before it's too late.

The Far Time Incident is a smart, richly inventive novel that skillfully weaves together mystery, history, and science to create a mesmerizing and addictive read.

About the Author

Neve Maslakovic is the author of the highly praised debut novel, Regarding Ducks and Universes, which was published in February 2011 by AmazonEncore. Before she became a published fiction writer, Maslakovic was hard at work finishing her PhD in electrical engineering at Stanford University’s STAR Lab (Space, Telecommunications, and Radioscience Laboratory). Born in communist Yugoslavia, she has called London, New York, and California her home, but now lives near Minneapolis/St. Paul with her husband and son. The Far-Time Incident is Neve Maslakovic’s eagerly anticipated second novel and the first book in a new series of time-travel adventures.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2279 KB
  • Print Length: 342 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1611099099
  • Publisher: 47North (9 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009MAAA72
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #68,113 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Before writing her debut novel, Regarding Ducks and Universes, Neve Maslakovic earned her PhD in electrical engineering at Stanford University's STAR Lab (Space, Telecommunications, and Radioscience Laboratory). Born in communist Yugoslavia, Neve now lives near Minneapolis/St. Paul with her husband and son. Her upcoming book, The Far Time Incident, due out on April 9, 2013, is the first in a new series of time-travel adventures. Visit Neve at www.nevemaslakovic.com.

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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Time travel Whodunnit with an academic twist 27 April 2013
By R. F. Stevens HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
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The Amazon blurb is fair and accurate. This is a reasonably well written Detective story with the complication that there is a Time Travel machine involved. The academic context is almost believable, and the story manages to justify it without raising too many doubts. Even the time travel paradox constraints are ingeniously and consistently handled for most of the book, which makes a very welcome change from so many of this genre.

I felt initially that there was a weakness in that too much of the beginning of the book rambled on and was too concerned with the minutiae of academic life. But I should have known there was a good reason for this, because several of the clues for discovering Whodunnit are buried in there, and that actually, as with all the best Detective novels, we could have worked it out ourselves if only we had realised what was going on.

It is obviously intended as the first book of a sequence, but fortunately it can stand alone as a complete story with a proper ending, and it does not leave the reader feeling cheated by having to wait for the 'next exciting episode'.

There is a nice interaction between the characters that bodes well for future development if there are more stories in the sequence (at least I hope there will be more). Other details that I enjoyed include the hidden jokes; some are literary, some are linguistic puns, and some I only twigged because I still retain some schoolboy Latin. But you'll have to find them for yourself.

However, in my opinion, it still loses a star for a couple of reasons: the narrative does tend to wander, shedding our interest in the story; and most of the characters need better detail and a sharper focus to fully bring them to life. With a tighter rein, it might well have been one of those 'I could not put it down' books, but it was rather too easy to set aside for meals, TV and sleep!
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A curate's egg 3 Jun. 2013
By R. A. Mansfield VINE VOICE
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This is a funny old book. The basic plot is that one of the co-inventors of the Time Travel Lab at St Sunniva University goes missing on a trip back in time and foul play is suspected.

So a bunch of staff members head - supposedly - for the 1960s to see if they can find the missing professor but end up in ancient Pompeii, just before the eruption of Vesuvius.

The premise of the book is very clever and it's fun discovering what life in Roman times would have been, while the group try to work out how to get back to the present day and work out who was responsible for their plight.

The author invents some clever rules for how time travel can't affect future events and, initially, makes the scenario of a Time Travel Lab at a University highly believeable.

Unfortunately, I became less able to suspend my disbelief as the plot progressed. Their eventual journey home - even for a sci-fi novel - completely failed to deliver.

I think by the end, I'd found the whole thing a bit pedestrian and the plot failed to continue grabbing my attention. Shame really, because as I say - decent conceit, just not well enough executed.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Regarding Time Travel - and, possibly, murder 30 April 2013
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I really liked the author's previous book, Regarding Ducks and Universes, which I found very quirky and great fun.
At the beginning I wasn't sure of this one, set in a Minneapolis university which has found at least a limited answer to the problems of time travel. The beginning did seem a bit bogged down in university procedure but the story rapidly grew on me. The main character is Julia Olsen, assistant to the Dean of Science, and she is in the thick of the plot. Time travel is accomplished by means of an invisible 'basket' and though travellers may take photographs and make notes they are prevented physically from encroaching on any area where they may affect history. The public generally is keen on the idea but there are dissenting voices.
Then Professor Mooney, in line for a Nobel prize. disappears on an apparently unauthorised trip and has to be presumed dead, smeared across history, and possibly murdered. Nate, Chief of Security, Julia, another Professor and two students decide to test the 'basket', intending to visit the Beatles' arrival in America in 1964, and end up in Pompeii at the exact time the volcano was set to erupt. Have they been sabotaged?
The style throughout is breezy and I can imagine some readers might find Julia annoying, but I liked her, and loved the adventures the party have while trying to establish whether a crime has been committed, how to exist in a time totally alien to them, and whether to break all the rules in their efforts to get home.
Serious science fiction? Probably not, but most entertaining and making some good points, such as the 'maze' time travellers have to negotiate in order not to change history, and the possible modern uses for the results of time travel. The ending suggests another installment - I'm looking forward to it.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book and so unusual! Must read.. 18 April 2013
By rhosymynydd VINE VOICE
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Far Time incident by Neve Maslakovic is a fascinating thriller and not to be missed! We are in a future world where time travel is a university study, students and specialists travel back in time to observe moments of history not affecting the past, merely spectating and return to report and correct historical accuracy. Students and teachers and observers are keen to explore projects close to their specialities, so there are queues for time allocation. However, one professor disappears and is thought to have been accidentally transported to a "ghost zone" in time, a place from which there is no return. Soon, an assistant to the Dean, Julia with the local police chief Nate are determined to find the answer - they plan a trip to watch a "Beatles concert" and instead find themselves on the foothills of Pompeii, prior to the eruption.

The book is full of historical interest and is an intense thriller in such an unusual setting. I found the Pliny extracts to be appropriate and the seeming accuracy of our hero's and heroines in both the investigation and snippets of history to be really enjoyable. Great Read and not to be missed. The Far Time Incident
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4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting story
The idea of an unintended journey into the past is intriguing, add in the fact that the time travellers find themselves at the beginning of a major catastrophe, and you have the... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mrs. E. Dyas
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the best book I have ever read
Not the best book I have ever read. I do wish Amazon had available on Kindle Geoffey Jenkins books a superb author
Published 2 months ago by t grohmann
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
New twist on time travel.
Published 3 months ago by Graeme David Robert Motherwell
4.0 out of 5 stars The first book I have read from this Author.
Interesting, with a few twists and turns along the way.
Published 3 months ago by TonyH
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good fun read
Published 3 months ago by pixfarm
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
verbose & chatty. Lacks substance .not worth price
Published 3 months ago by frank bower
4.0 out of 5 stars A good read
A good whodunnit well told.
Published 4 months ago by Terry
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Interesting enough but laboured in the telling
Published 5 months ago by Mr Graham C Green
4.0 out of 5 stars A plausible read!
I enjoyed the variety of characters and their interaction. Interesting the way relationships wove around and changed leaving you wondering. Read more
Published 7 months ago by nemesis
2.0 out of 5 stars Just a bit boring
I was persuaded by a lot of the reviews on here that this might be an easy yet enjoyable read. However, I struggled, and failed, to get into the book. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Miss K N Tucker
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