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My New Book: The Time Palace of Mars

The cover for my new book from the Time Travel Diaries of James Urquhart and Elizabeth Bicester. The Time Palace of Mars.

If you are taking your Victorian wife to a Car Wash for the first time, it’s a good idea to explain beforehand that the long blue furry cloths banging on the windows are not aliens trying to abduct her.

This will give you more time to think of a reason why both of you are suddenly transported to a Palace on Mars where Time stands still and you’re surrounded by twelve strangely magical statues of mythological Gods.

Luckily Mr Puddlewick, a bank teller from Threadneedle Street is on hand to help. Even though he has no idea, after attending a lecture by Mr Tesla in New York on communicating with Mars, why he is there.

All he knows, apart from what is behind the frescos on the walls of the Palace, is that he found a strange device which had a picture of Elizabeth and James with a message “Ring Urquhart”. So, he pressed the Red Button.

From the humorous and sometimes romantic Time Travel Diaries of James Urquhart and Elizabeth Bicester

The Time Palace of Mars will be available in paperback and on Kindle this Autumn

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The Time Palace of Mars

The Time Palace of Mars

First book cover design for the Time Palace of Mars

A new story coming this Summer from the Time Travel Diaries of James Urquhart and Elzabeth Bicester.

The reluctant time travellers are trapped in a a strange temple on Mars where Time stands still.

They are accompanied by 12 strange and ancient mythological Gods and a Mr Puddlewick, a bank teller from Threadneedle Street, who while attending a lecture by Mr Tesla on communicating with Mars suddenly found himself transported there.

None of them know why, nor the signifcance of what is behind the frescos which adorn the walls of the Time Palace of Mars.

But they do have a strange device which can change time. Though whether it changes time is inside or outside the palace, no one knows.

The Time Travel Diaries of James and Elizabeth can be found on Amazon in paperpaback and Kindle

FREE ON KINDLE: THE TIME TRAVEL DIARIES TRILOGY

The Time Travel Diaires Trilogy is FREE on AMAZON KINDLE this weekend, Saturday 19th to Sunday 20th October.

Elizabeth's garden Time Travel Diaries

Three books from the Time Travelling Diaries of the humorous and sometimes romantic adventures of a 21st century scientist, James Urquhart, and a Victorian Cambridge graduate, Elizabeth Bicester.

There are only two things you need to know about James and Elizabeth;

  1. They both keep diaries.
  2. They met each other at a cricket match at Hamgreen in 1873.
  • Oh and thirdly, they really haven’t a clue what is go on. They’d rather be at home snuggled up reading a book or watching telly.

I’ve also added notes on how I wrotes the books and people and places I have used.

I hope you enjoy the book

Bruce Macfarlane

If you want to know more on how I wrote the books, see my Blog on the Time Travel Diaries

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Nikola Tesla And Mars


A lot of strange things have been attached to Nikola Tesla on the internet including time travel and communications with Mars.

The most famous is a New York Herald in March 1895 which reported that Tesla, while conducting an experiment, was nearly electrocuted and had an “Out of time” experience where he could see a little way into the future and the past.

A reporter for the New York Herald wrote on March 13 that he came across the inventor in a small café, looking shaken after being hit by 3.5 million volts, “I am afraid,” said Tesla, “that you won’t find me a pleasant companion tonight. The fact is I was almost killed today. The spark jumped three feet through the air and struck me here on the right shoulder. If my assistant had not turned off the current instantly in might have been the end of me.”

Unfortunately, I am unable to find the original source of this report though it is often found on the internet.

However, what is fact is that in the early morning hours of March 13, 1895, the South Fifth Avenue building that housed Tesla’s lab caught fire.

It started in the basement of the building and was so intense Tesla’s 4th floor lab burned and collapsed into the second floor.

By coincidence, perhaps, H G Wells published his “Time Machine” in the same year.

And in his Scifi tale, First Men on the Moon, Wells reminds his readers that Tesla had received a message from Mars

The reader will no doubt recall the little excitement that began the century, arising out of an announcement by Mr. Nikola Tesla, the American electrical celebrity, that he had received a message from Mars. His announcement renewed attention to a fact that had long been familiar to scientific people, namely: that from some unknown source in space, waves of electro-magnetic disturbance, entirely similar to those used by Signor Marconi for his wireless telegraphy, are constantly reaching the earth.

This gave me an idea for a story for my intrepid adventurers.Paragraph

In my book “The Space Between Time” Nikola Tesla while working on his electrical resonant transformer accidentally causes a massive electromagnetic pulse which shifts time into an alternative parallel world. However, only a few people noticed the difference.

H G Wells is one of them of course and decides the only way to return the world to normality is to call again on the services of James and Elizabeth. Naturally they’d rather have a peaceful life but as usual Wells makes sure they no option but to help.

Of course Nikola Tesla was quite interested in communicating with Mars anjd spent some time trying to detect planetary signals.

Bruce Macfarlane

The Time Travel Diaries only 99c or 99p from 8th to 12th February

UK

poster1The Time Travel Diaries Omnibus is only 99c or 99p from Wednesday 8th Feb to Sunday 12th Feb on Amazon Kindle.
It includes four of my books on the misadventures of James Urquhart, minor science lecturer living in 2015 and Elizabeth Bicester, lady of leisure, whom he stumbles upon at a cricket match at Hamgreen in 1873. Despite much banter regarding each other’s manners the reluctant pair manage through incredible feats of illogical deduction and with not a little help from James Maxwell, H. G. Wells, the Martians and some strange time devices, to save the world.
Out of Time, A Drift Out of Time and Three Tales Out of Time and A House Out of Time.

This omnibus includes, Out of Time, A Drift Out of Time and Three Tales Out of Time and A House Out of Time.

 

 

Free today on Kindle 4th Feb.

cover1.jpgFree today on Kindle 4th Feb.
My first book of time travelling adventures of James Urquhart, minor science lecturer living in 2015 and Elizabeth Bicester, lady of leisure, whom he stumbles upon at a cricket match at Hamgreen in 1873.
Despite much banter regarding each other’s manners they manage through incredible feats of illogical deduction and with not a little help from James Maxwell, H. G. Wells, the Martians and some strange time devices, to save the world.
USA https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016ASWJKY
UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B016ASWJKY