Feature – The Time Traveller’s Resort and Museum by David McLain

New Release by David McLain!

Title: The Time Traveller’s Resort and Museum
Author Name: David McLain
Illustrator: Felix Eddy
Genre(s): Time Travel, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Adventure, Romance, Comedy, Steampunk
Release Date: November 17, 2016
Publisher:  Mirror World Publishing 

Follow the Tour:

About The Time Traveller’s Resort and Museum:
“If you need to know men’s secrets
Or if there’s something you need to find 
If you want to see the dinosaurs 
Or the insides of your mind.
If you want to watch the earth begin,
Or see what the apocalypse will leave behind,
You need to thank Alice Anderson,
For Alice is the mother of time.”
That was how the rhyme went. Every time traveler knew it. Everyone that is, except of course, for Alice herself, since she hadn’t invented time travel yet. Since returning to London, Alice’s life has been turned upside down. She’s been accused of murder and lost her position in the scientific community. Her only ally in this journey is a strange man who seems to think that Alice may be about to open up a strange new world of possibilities, but is probably not telling her everything he knows.

Read an Excerpt:

If Baedeker had ever written about the Gristle and Thorn, it would have delighted in pointing out that it was exceptionally sleazy. (Rick Steves, on the other hand, would have called it an excellent place to meet full of “local colour,” but this is neither here nor there.) The decor was garish, the atmosphere suffocating, and the food was an impressive combination of expensive and unappetizing. The building it was housed in appeared to have just barely survived the London Blitz, and the street it was on was one that Sweeney Todd would have gone whistling past rather quickly. Oddly enough, in a millennium of travelling writing, no researcher had stepped into the Gristle and Thorn, not even once. If the proprietors had ever noticed this, they wouldn’t have cared. The G and T catered to a fairly exclusive clientele.

Why exactly Wendy had decided to have a drink there is one of those mysteries lost to history. Older, wealthier, and less intellectually driven than her sister, Wendy had made a career out of finding obscure places to get drunk. In that respect, the G and T would have been quite a feather in her cap, although in almost all other respects, it was rather dreary. That Alice arrived before her sister was hardly surprising. Wendy regarded punctuality slightly above American Culture and popular music in terms of importance. Alice was used to this, and took a seat at a table in the corner that looked like it was the least likely to be infested with cockroaches.

This being the twenty-first century, Alice sat down, took out her cell phone, and quickly became engrossed in the world of email. Her father had sent her a message which she didn’t read, and her colleagues from New York were asking questions that might have had relevance if she wasn’t on another continent. Alice became so distracted that she didn’t notice that everyone in the pub was trying not to stare at her.

The bartender came over and handed Alice a drink. “Mango liquor, Kina Lillet and Cranberry Juice, with a thin layer of pomegranate seeds and a large slice of lime,” he said cheerfully.

“I didn’t order this,” Alice said, staring at him blankly.

“I’m sorry, miss?” he asked.

“The drink,” she said “I haven’t ordered anything.”

The bartender smiled. He was a bald little man with large eyes like ping pong balls and the pleasant smile of an insurance salesman. His accent was Cornish, and his manner was a little stiff. “I’m sorry, miss,” he said, still smiling.

“That’s all right,” Alice said. She didn’t know what to order and the drink looked lovely. “I’ll keep it anyway, if that’s okay.”

The bartender continued to smile. “If there’s anything else, miss, I’ll be behind the bar.”

Meet the Author:
David McLain is the author of the two novels: Dragonbait, and The Life of a Thief. His stories have been published in the anthologies Metastasis, Penny Dread II, and the Doctor Who Anthology Time Shadows, as well as over two dozen magazines. He has been featured on NPR’s Off the Page and the History of England podcast. He lives in New York.

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Meet the Illustrator: 
Felix Eddy graduated Magnum Cum Laude from Alfred University. She is the author and illustrator of A Bestiary Alphabet, and has illustrated several book covers and children’s books. You can find out more about her at www.felixeddy.com
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2 Responses to Feature – The Time Traveller’s Resort and Museum by David McLain

  1. Saph says:

    Thank you so much for featuring David McLain’s new release today!

    Liked by 1 person

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