Places of Time
In PLACES OF TIME, not everyone was happy with the breakup of the old Soviet Union-least of all an eccentric genius, Sergei Lichizev, who blames America for its downfall. So, when he creates a machine that allows him to manipulate time, his first and greatest ambition is to eliminate America, and restore the Soviet Union to its former glory. But it's complicated...TIMESTOPPER shows us an inventive professor with a unique way of manipulating time, while his beautiful female assistant has absolute and adoring faith in his brilliance. Or does she?...THE FLOWER THIEF features a young man earning extra money peddling flowers to passersby on the street, but he gets his wares from a very unsavory supplier, and that's just the beginning of his troubles.And two stories featuring the character Jackson Cruz: In LITTLECLOUD, Cruz is part of a team that clears and evaluates orbital debris around Earth, and on one particularly routine day he finds something that changes his humdrum life; in THE ULTIMATE SPY he's back on Earth job hunting and takes on a job that he hopes will be challenging, but which ends up being much less-and much more-than he had hoped for.
- Paperback | 78 pages
- 127 x 203 x 4mm | 86g
- 09 Jan 2014
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Illustrations, black and white
About Ken Doggett
Science Fiction author Ken Doggett has been writing for many years, beginning with short stories published in prominent and not-so-prominent Science Fiction magazines: Space & Time and Shayol, among others. Now, like many modern writers, he has chosen to directly publish his novels and short-story collections. He was born in Atlanta in 1945, grew up in next-door DeKalb County, and developed a love for reading right after he discovered the school library. He read almost everything, but was especially fascinated by the fantastic tales of spaceships, space exploration, and conflict among the stars. He soon became familiar with the writers who would influence his own work: Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, John W. Campbell, and later, Larry Niven and Harlan Ellison. He graduated from Avondale High School just outside Atlanta, and after a stint in the U.S. Army assigned as a radio mechanic to the 2nd Armored Division at Ft. Hood, Texas, he worked in the field of electronics and electronic technology. After many years of reading all of those great Science Fiction stories, he decided, "I can do that," and wrote some of his own. In July 1981 he sold his first published story, Timestopper, to Amazing Stories. Eventually, with more of his stories reaching publication, he became a veteran writer in the Science Fiction genre. But he has done more in the arts than write a few stories. He once thought he could draw and paint pictures, and he created and sold a few landscape paintings, both oil and acrylic. You can view some of these on his website. He currently lives in a rural farming community in Morgan County, Georgia, where he writes full time.