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Time Split [Kindle Edition]

Patricia Smith
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Reviews:

"Would give it 7 stars if I could."

"Excellent description of the horrors of Nuclear Armageddon."

"Addictive."

"A Stonking Good Read!!"

"Patricia Smith is on my list of favourite writers now, after reading three cracking books."

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A scientist's ‘harmless’ tinkering, just before World War II, causes a catastrophic change of events which lead to nuclear war in the present.

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40 minutes into the war most of North America, Asia and Europe were destroyed. A cycle of annihilation, which once started became impossible to stop.

The launch of missiles, detected by satellites, set the wheels in motion for the retaliatory strikes to begin.

No nation escaped the cascade that followed; even those neutral in the war.

Detonation was the only warning for most that things had escalated beyond reason as the use of thermo-weapons had never been discussed. A huge electromagnetic pulse, which fried all electrical equipment inside the strike zone, shut down power grids and plunged the region into darkness. A microsecond later there followed a flash of intense white light, which filled the sky, as a small sun erupted within the city.

As the glare burned the corneas from their eyes, it simultaneously cauterised their optic nerves, but the blindness and pain only distressed for a nanosecond. Superheated air, expanding at a rate of 400 metres per second, dwarfed all previous torment. Skin was seared and lungs disintegrated as a last agonized breath choked in the furnace.

On the fringes of the inferno, fires erupted in every direction whilst in the centre, where temperatures reached millions of degrees centigrade, everything was vaporized in a millisecond. The scorching, dust-filled air tore upward in a fiery plume, looking, to all at a distance safe enough to witness the madness, as though hell had broken loose. Seconds later it hit the stratosphere where, cooling, it began to fan outwards, forming the terrifying calling card of man’s most destructive weapon.

There was no hope on January 28th. The mercy for most was death came swiftly.

On a worldwide scale, billions died immediately following the initial strikes, and in the weeks after, millions more from radiation and starvation.

None of this had to happen; none of this should have happened; and it wouldn’t have happened had it not been for the good intentions of one man.
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For further sample chapters visit: www.timesplit.co.uk

Time Split is also available in paperback.

My new novel, Islands - The Epidemic, is now available on Amazon.

Also by Patricia Smith: Distant Suns, Distant Suns - The Journey Home, Islands - The Epidemic and Nebathan.

About the Author

I have enjoyed writing stories all my life. I also have a fascination for astronomy and science and would lie in bed from a very young age looking at the stars. I joined a local astronomy group when I received my first telescope, for Christmas, seven years ago. Since then I’ve enjoyed many a night, freezing until I can’t stand it anymore, looking at the delights of the Universe and the magical wonders of alien worlds. I started my career in computing, but presently I work at a college helping students who are struggling with their maths and English. The rest of my time is worked around my writing. I live in Northumberland, England, with my husband and three cats. Whenever possible, we (not the cats) like to fit in some walking in the magnificent Northumberland and Kielder hills. I have been writing for ten years now. In that time I have written the novella, Time Split, the novels: Distant Suns, Distant Suns - The Journey Home and Islands Beneath the Sea. Time Split was the first story I wrote and published. I strive in my writing to give you a rollercoaster ride of emotions and excitement, mixed in with a good dash of fear – all from the safety of your armchair.

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I often tell people I'm an astronomical bore. I'm absolutely nuts about astronomy and also writing apocalyptic thrillers. You can't shut me up about either.

I have enjoyed writing stories all my life.

I received my first telescope for Christmas 2005. Since then I've enjoyed many nights, freezing until I couldn't stand it anymore, looking at the delights of the Universe and the magical wonders of alien worlds.

I started my career in computing, but presently work at a college helping students to improve their numeracy and English skills. The rest of my time is worked around my writing.

I live in Northumberland, England, with my husband and three cats. Whenever possible, we (not the cats) like to go walking in the magnificent Northumberland hills and mountain biking at Kielder Forest.

My choice of genre stems from my love of apocalyptic thrillers and the 'What if?' scenario.

I strive to give the reader a rollercoaster ride of emotions and excitement, mixed in with a good dash of fear - all from the safety of their armchair.

You can contact me at: patriciasmith@timesplit.co.uk

You can contact Joe Skidmore, illustrator of the cover for Nebathan to discuss illustrations at: josephskidmore@hotmail.co.uk

You can contact David Jackson, illustrator of the cover for Islands - The Epidemic, for illustrations at: jackson_designs@hotmail.com

My new novel, Islands - The Epidemic, the first in the Islands trilogy, is now available.





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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Paradoxically Brilliant. 15 Nov 2012
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Having written my own Time Travel fantasy involving Nazi Germany and alternative time lines, I felt compelled to download this book and to be honest I am so glad I did. I found this book absorbing from start to finish. The plot, the characters, the storyline, Infact everything about this book made me not want to put it down. My only criticisms would be that I would liked a better explanation of how the alternative time line had evolved i.e. where on earth had Bolonia and Serboria sprung up from? Plus, I also found the final chapter and therefore the ending to be a little abrupt. Nevertheless it did not spoil what I would recommend to be an excellent read.
David Rose.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great read! 8 Jan 2012
By shazzam
Format:Kindle Edition
Wow, this was a great read, really enjoyed it. Little did he know the consequences of tampering with the time line!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gripping short novel 19 Oct 2013
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Patchy characterisation, variable following of time travel paradox logic, too brief ending - but gripping view of our world turned to hell.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good read. Very good value 23 Dec 2013
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I really enjoyed this story. It's in a simple, comfortable, easy-to-read style which I enjoy. We are not overwhelmed with lots of complicated character strings where some of us would lose the thread but instead, there were maybe half a dozen or so central figures who were easy to visualise.

It doesn't matter to me that the main plot is not very original -- time travel causing a major problem to be resolved -- because the story itself is new, and I found interest all the way through. The pace was good and the story kept moving. In a few places, especially right at the end, I think that pace should have been reduced a little with more description and character feeling maybe because the 'epilogue' felt rushed and too casual for what was momentous for the characters (even so, I felt a surge of emotion, anyway.)

Good value and Kindle version is EXCELLENT value! A very good read.

I noticed a criticism that it needed beta-reading, especially because of over-use of commas. Seriously, you'd have to be really nit-picking to find fault with the syntax and grammar, a university English professor actively looking for fault; I never noticed any technical errors like that and I'm reasonably literate. Okay, maybe there were a VERY few sentences where I lost track of who was acting/speaking and had to re-read, but the story pulled me along so well, it didn't bother me.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really great time travel book 26 Oct 2013
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I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to anyone who is interested in the phenomenon of time travel.
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4.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable book 23 Oct 2013
By Lucybod
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I enjoyed reading this time travel book. I hope the author will consider writing a sequal or even a series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good 28 Jun 2013
By Gobberz
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It's interesting to see how, with a little interference how things would have changed. Interesting book if a little short. Try it out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping read 10 Oct 2012
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This book is great. Really gripping. It also makes you think, which is what you want from science fiction. I would highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys time travel.

Personally I would have liked an epilogue but that's up to the author not me!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
I'm not a fan of women's writing, but this was excellent. Once the story switched to the time travel it was very good. Could have been even better with a bit more padding. Read more
Published 25 days ago by Topfox
5.0 out of 5 stars A short and clever story, some thought provoking stuff
I really enjoyed the story, some clever settings and scenarios. A very simple premise based on messing about with things that occurred in the past with dire consequences. Read more
Published 28 days ago by Mogo
4.0 out of 5 stars One of the better time travel dilemmas
The story could easily have filled a full length novel, but as it was I enjoyed the story and felt empathy for the characters. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mr. T. P. Ryan
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book!
I don't usually read this genre but this book has definitely wet my appetite! Gripping from page one to the last full stop, I couldn't put it down!
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars A good read
I enjoyed this story but would have preferred it to be more padded out. Parts of it seemed a little hurried and I wanted to be on the journey for a longer time. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Popsymom
3.0 out of 5 stars Excellent description of the horrors of Nuclear Armageddon
For me the time travel aspect of this book was almost a sub plot, this was more than made up for by the way the author describes how a major atomic war might play out. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars terrific story
I really enjoyed this story, it was much better than the resume led me to believe. Patricia Smith is on my list of favourite writers now, after reading three cracking books.
Published 2 months ago by Chris
5.0 out of 5 stars If you could travel in time....
I really enjoyed this book. The characters and the plot were great and there was a nice twist at the end.
Published 3 months ago by amb
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good
Did enjoy this book as i do enjoy the notion of time travel and its effects on the future. Great
Published 3 months ago by Rodders
5.0 out of 5 stars Time spljt
An enjoyable read fast paced and action packed. Read the book in a single sitting and found all the ends tied up nicely by the finish. Read more
Published 3 months ago by aswilkens
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