Book Review – Syncronic – 13 Tales of Time Travel

Synchronic: 13 Tales of Time TravelSynchronic: 13 Tales of Time Travel by David Gatewood
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’m a sucker for time travel, so I was eager to read this collection the moment I heard about it. You might expect an anthology of 13 stories all on the same topic might get a bit monotonous. This is not the case. All the stories in this book have a unique tone and a unique take on time travel. Each author brings something different to the table, You could even argue that some of these are not strictly time-travel stories, with the links being tenuous, but these are still great sci-fi stories in which time is important.

We find stories about characters wanting to change an aspect of the past, others about people trying to prevent changes. We find those using time travel to explore the past, or gain information that has been lost, and a legal system that uses it to undo horrendous crimes. Some stories explore time through a scientific eye, and others through a magical one.

Some of these stories will make you cry. Some will make you think. Others will leave you hoping. All of them will leave you with a respect for this thing that we call time. As the editor says in his forward – time is the great undefeated enemy of humanity.

I don’t read a lot of short stories, but I found the format idea for exploring a variety of concepts. As soon as you finish one story, you have another to look forward to.

If you love time travel then you should definitely add this one to your collection.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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About Adam David Collings

Adam Collings is a writer of speculative fiction who works as a software engineer during the day. He lives in Tasmania, Australia with his wife and two children. Adam is currently working on a science fiction novel.
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