Author: Gary Bullock
Retail Price: $14.95
Release Date: July 25, 2017
Page Count: 232
The Elsewhen Gene
Laura Elizabeth Austin grows up in a small farming town in Kansas. Already a genius at age eight, she and equally bright Elijah Lucas Grant are very different from other kids, but Laura and Elijah have each other.
Fascinated with science, they seriously discuss the big cosmological questions—the nature of time, black holes, the origin and the destiny of the universe, so the two little prodigies become soulmates, at the tender age of eight.
At the age of twelve, on a bicycle ride together, they have their first kiss while debating the nature of time. (Laura claims it doesn’t exist. She may be right.)
They are also troubled by strange visions. Laura sees people who aren’t there. She thinks they are ghosts, but comes to realize that they exist in another universe, and think that she is a ghost. She discovers that she can actually step into an alternate universe, which leads her to believe that this ability is embedded somewhere in her DNA.
Elijah sees flashes of events that haven’t happened—yet. But he learns to develop this into an unerring sense of the future. As the Red Queen says, “It’s a poor memory that only works backwards.”
To put it simply, Elijah sees time forward and back, Laura from side to side.
They soon learn the future isn’t what it used to be. Neither is the past. But in the eternal present, they have each other—for now. Together they embark upon an adventure across multiple universes and alternate lives, saving themselves from a stampeding buffalo herd, a sadistic security agent, and a cosmic Apocalypse.
Also, while working for their PhDs at the prestigious MIT, they reunite a World War 2 fighter pilot, stranded in the wrong universe, with the love of his life, who is trapped in another. All in a day’s work.
About the Author
Gary Bullock is an actor/writer, originally from east Tennessee. In past lives, he has been a software engineer, radar operator, Hollywood apartment manager, and DJ. One of his passions is building and flying model airplanes. He lives in western North Carolina and records audiobooks with his soulmate, Mil Nicholson.