One World Over Time is an unconventional read. The story begins as a series of blog posts, and Maria Somerton is the first blogger you'll meet. Maria leads a team of time travel agents. It's her job to open new time doors and help prepare travel destinations for the arrival of guests.
In the year 2415, time travel is big business. One World Over Time leads the industry, offering fun, educational, recreational and safe time travel. Maria and her team carefully prepare and curate vacation packages, transporting paying guests to Time Zone points of historical or recreational interest. This time, the point in history is Seattle in the year 2015. The centerpiece of this tour is the Fourth of July and the announcement of a world-altering scientific discovery.
Maria's first task upon opening the time door is to approach a prospective indigenous contact from the year 2015. Jeff Bennett teaches a class at a Seattle community college primarily designed to help people learn to navigate social media. Maria joins the class as a student, bringing a plausible and completely truthful reason for her interest in the subject matter. Maria needs to create a blog for her employer. Her other hidden reason is to connect with Jeff and attempt to gain his cooperation as an indigenous contact.
The story continues in a series of blog posts. First Maria--then other team members--post in their own voice their interactions with Jeff and their preparations for the big July Fourth historical event. While they need the perspective of their indigenous contact, they're soon confronted with an unexpected request from Jeff that will challenge them in ways they didn't anticipate.
As the story unfolds, themes of climate change, capitalism, socialism, and corruption interweave and intersect between the worlds of 2415 and 2015. Then, something happens. At this point, the book abruptly shifts from first-person blog posts to an omniscient present-day narrative. The team--and the reader--are transported and immersed into the full-color textures of life in the year 2415, where everyone awakens to understand that hidden forces are at work.
One World Over Time, Book 1, sets up the series that will explore the nature of time and the forces that seek to control and contain it. As you'll learn in the stories to follow, the past, the present, and the future are more fluid than you could ever imagine.
Your vacation starts now, with One World Over Time, Book 1.