One wants to preserve history.
Another seeks to resurrect a legendary army.
A third plans to infuse the past with technology to save millions.
If you could go back in time, what would you do?
Something strange is going on at ChronoCorp. Coffin-shaped pods and glowing talismans, feathered dinosaurs and ancient murals; the private laboratory’s quirky scientists have been quite busy, indeed. The reason? Katya, Xavier, Todd, and colleagues are on a singular scientific mission: to surpass the limits of modern physics and unlock the power of time travel.
Their early experiments have proved a resounding success, taking them to far-flung places in both time and space, from nineteenth-century New York to ancient Thera. But as their research progresses, the stakes get ever higher. Enter a world of competing interests and conflicting timelines, where nothing is quite what it seems. Why is Xavier acting so oddly? Where exactly did their eccentric benefactor Mila van Dijk get her wealth? What is the Primus Imperium, and what does its mysterious head—known only as “The Ambassador”—want from them?
Come along as the colleagues at ChronoCorp and their ragtag allies race to sew up several unravelling timelines, battling those who would harm them in the past and present to preserve what is left of their future.
Chapter One. Bradley Glenn.- Chapter Two. Waterhouse Hawkins in Central Park.- Chapter Three. The Lecture.- Chapter Four. Katya Joshi.- Chapter Five. Toying with eternity.- Chapter Six. the Wilds of Wyoming (and NYC).- Chapter Seven. Blue Glows and Lamplights.- Chapter Eight. Dreams of Greatness.- Chapter Nine. Princeton Papers.- Chapter Ten. The Chase.- Chapter Eleven. Missing the Mark.- Chapter Twelve. On the Trail.- Chapter Thirteen. Just Following Orders.- Chapter Fourteen. Visitation.- Chapter Fifteen. The List.- Chapter Sixteen. Main Course.- Chapter Seventeen. Luxury Vehicles.- Chapter Eighteen. New Digs.- Chapter Nineteen. Short Day.- Chapter Twenty. Roaches and Restaurants.- Chapter Twenty-One. Blue Skies.- Chapter Twenty-Two. Princeton II.- Chapter Twenty-Three. Phantom Visit.- Chapter Twenty-Four. Clandestine Chatter.- Chapter Twenty-Five. Todd in Wonderland.- Chapter Twenty-Six. Dresden Visits the Boss.- Chapter Twenty-Seven. Homecomings and Goings.- Chapter Twenty-Eight. Platypus Panoramas.- Chapter Twenty-Nine. 1939, Outskirts of Berlin.- Chapter Thirty. A New, Very Ancient World.- Chapter Thirty-One. Big Bruisers.- Chapter Thirty-Two. Welcoming Committee.- Chapter Thirty-Three. People Plotting Plans.- Chapter Thirty-Four. The Departure.- Chapter Thirty-Five. Reporting Back.- Chapter Thirty-Six. Dinner with Bradley.- Chapter Thirty-Seven. Sleep is for the Weak.- Chapter Thirty-eight. Inside Information.- Chapter Thirty-Nine. Deviations.- Chapter Forty. Deja Stew.- Chapter Forty-One. Test-Tube Baby.- Chapter Forty-Two. Room at the Back.- Chapter Forty-Three. View of the Ages.- Chapter Forty-Four. Facing the music.- Chapter Forty-Five. Snooping.- Chapter Forty-Six. Strange Rooms.- Chapter Forty-Seven. Thunder and Lightning.- Chapter Forty-Eight. Piddles and Puddles.- Chapter Forty-Nine. Scrambled Screens, Second Thoughts.- Chapter Fifty. Lost in the Fields of Time.- Chapter Fifty-One. Reunions .- Chapter Fifty-Two. Makeover.- Chapter Fifty-Three. Choosing Sides.- Chapter Fifty-Four. Kelsey and the Burglar.- Chapter Fifty-Five. Pandora.- Chapter Fifty-Six. Xavier and Xavier.- Chapter Fifty-Seven. No-Man’s Land.- Chapter Fifty-Eight. Announcements and Partings.- Chapter Fifty-Nine. Missing in Action.- Chapter Sixty. Death-Throes of Thera.- Chapter Sixty-One. DOA.- Chapter Sixty-Two. Things are a Little Off.- Chapter Sixty-Three. The End of a Long Day.- Chapter Sixty-Four. Xavier and the Ambassador.- Chapter Sixty-Five. Pink Elephants and P.I.s.- Chapter Sixty-Six. Exit Strategy.- Chapter Sixty-Seven. Electronic Escapades.- Chapter Sixty-Eight. C-4 and Cannelloni.- Chapter Sixty-Nine. Secrets in the Dark.- Chapter Seventy. Mila MIA.- Chapter Seventy-One. Spies and Bonfires.- Chapter Seventy-Two. Boom or Bust.- Chapter Seventy-Three. Bad News.- Chapter Seventy-Four. Uneasy Reunions.- Chapter Seventy-Five. Off-season Christmas.- Chapter Seventy-Six. Conversations in the Dark.- Chapter Seventy-Seven. Moving Experiences.- Chapter Seventy-Eight. 1880, South London.- Chapter Seventy-Nine. Sand and Sea.- Chapter Eighty. The Science Behind the Story.
Carroll is recipient of the AAS Division of Planetary Science’s Jonathan Eberhart Award for best planetary science article of the year. He is a Fellow and founding member of the International Association for the Astronomical Arts, and recipient of the Lucien Rudaux award for lifetime achievement in the astronomical arts. He was a fellow in the 2016-17 Antarctic Artists and Writers Program of the U.S. National Science Foundation. One of his paintings is on the surface of Mars—in digital form—aboard the Phoenix lander.