What they say about "Time Gun"
- "Geoff Harries's novel "Time Gun" ranges widely from
futuristic technology to the Battle of Waterloo, taking in on
the way philosophical questions of time and personal identity
and explaining how gamblers were cheated in 19th century
Parisian casinos. "Time Gun" is also well-spiced with a
pleasantly dry humour - altogether a thoroughly entertaining
John Blundell (B.Phil., M.A.(Oxon), Ph.D.(London), editor
Thesaurus linguae Latinae, Munich.
- "I sat down to "Time Gun" at 8pm in the evening and
finished, having read the entire novel at a single sitting,
at 4 in the morning. Yours is the most sophisticated
imaginative explanation (of time travel) I have heard of and
the distinction between Main and Branch Timelines a very
shapely and elegant formulation. The second great strength of
your narrative was your presentation - both in details and
atmosphere - of the early nineteenth century.
James Malloy Ph.D.(Lit.) Professional Reader.
- "I liked the idea of your novel very much indeed and
thought it imaginative and well planned out. I was impressed
by the over-all nature of the novel - the atmosphere of
Napoleonic France was well structured and well conveyed."
Sara Scammel, Editorial Dept. Victor Gollancz
- ""Time Gun" has good story-telling, good plotting and
well-done battle scenes. It also left me with some lasting
Prof. John G. Cramer, MPI Garching (on Sabbatical from
the University of Seattle.)
- "I like your writing, Geoff! I read about 20 pages then
the next night I finished it off and went back to read the
beginning! You are a good yarn-spinner, a good story-teller,
and I hope you are encouraged to do more!"
Bob Pease BSI (MIT) Staff Scientist, National
Semiconductors (and West Coast guru).
- I have been an avid SF fan for 40 years and have
literally over a thousand SF paperbacks in my library.I admit
to having been dubious when Geoff first hawked his "Time Gun"
at the Stammtisch, but Norma said we should try it - and
after reading we were both hooked! The following books just
get better. Note: This isn't your usual SF. It is fast moving
action combined with mind-stretching ideas, all set against
an SF background. Predikat: highly recommended.
Wilkinson M.A.(Cantab), D.Phil(Oxon)