A multi-layered time travel story that starts with Paxton delving into his past. He wants vengeance, and his time ship—which he barely understands—can give it to him. And all without the paradoxes. But there is less to Paxton’s world than he realises—much less. Pierce is Paxton’s mentor. Pierce is smart and charismatic and highly evolved, but he cannot help Paxton. And Pierce has bigger fish to fry. A creative act—a weird collaboration between a woman and a machine—underpins everything. But everything has a cost.
There are worlds within worlds and nested universes. And a story within a story.
Russell Kightley is a scientific illustrator, writer, and fashion designer. He studied graphic design in the late 70s. In 1981 he worked in traditional hospital-based medical illustration, using pen and ink and water colour-well before computers became commonplace in design. Then came a long stint in university-based medical video production (including two years at Stanford University in the early 80's). His first award was a CINE Golden Eagle in 1984 while working at Stanford; 39 more awards followed for the videos that he worked on-35 of those were for videos that he directed, including Gold at Worldfest Houston, and Silver at the British Medical Association. He has worked for many years as a scientific illustrator. In 2016 he began creating designer scarves. He has been writing science fiction for several years.