So after weeks of waiting, and looking at it every day, I can finally reveal Troy Johnson's fantastic cover for the new Booktrope edition of Timeshaft.
Originally published by Smashwords in 2013, the Booktrope edition features a new beginning and ending, along with a number of new scenes.
But the storyline remains the same, and the blurb, written by the book's editor, Sophie Thomas, explains what it's all about:
By the twenty-seventh century, mankind has finally mastered time travel—and is driving recklessly towards wiping itself out.
The guerilla environmentalist group WorldSave, with its chief operative Ashday’s Child, uses the Timeshaft to correct mistakes of the past in an effort to extend the life of the planet.
But the enigmatic Ashday’s Child has his own destiny to accomplish, and will do whatever it takes within a complicated web of paradoxes to do so. While his destiny—and very existence—is challenged from the beginning to the end of time, he must collect the key players through the ages to create the very Timeshaft itself.
I believe Troy's superb cover captures the very essence of the story, more so than the original one depicting an orange sky.
The new cover shows the time shuttle - inside the Timeshaft, depicting speed, as the travellers head across the aeons.
Following the fortunes of two sets of time travellers, Timeshaft extends my popular novellas, Malfunction and Ashday's Child (both published by Smashwords in 2012), linking the two storylines into a full-length novel.
Combining Ashday’s Child’s activities and hidden agenda, with an accident befalling the very first time journey by the fledgling Time Research And Exploration Project, Timeshaft rocks along to the past and future with paradoxes and twists galore.