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Chris James is the critically acclaimed author of Stories of Genesis, Vol. 1, Vol. 2, and Vol. 3, short story collections based on characters in songs by the rock band Genesis. Chris is also the author of three ground-breaking science fiction novels: Class Action (2010), and the first two parts of The Second Internet Café trilogy (The Dimension Researcher, 2011, and The Cascade Annihilator, 2013), and has published the comedy/picture book The B Team and Me (2012).
Chris is a lecturer in English at Warsaw University, a language trainer to many, and writes a regular column for Indies Unlimited.
Chris lives in an agreeably anonymous - and nicely forested - suburb of Warsaw, Poland, with his Polish wife and three children.
on July 26, 2012 :
I bought this book on the strength of a previous novel by Chris James, Class Action, which I really enjoyed and which was, apparently, his first novel. I am so pleased I did as the Dimension Researcher has turned out to be my favourite book from this past year! I liked it so much, I'm rereading it now...in preparation for the second in his series, which I understand will be coming up within the next year.
The character of Lucas Hunter compelled me to continue reading as SciFi has never been my genre of choice;however, with this book, I have changed my mind. What I loved about the adventures? The science, the wonder, the human impact of the unique time travel.
The story is a fascinating one...actually, it isn't one story, it's many. Timelines in alternate universes pop up regularly to create new challenges for the characters and the reader. I was enthralled by the choices Mr.James made in these realities, particularly when there was significant attention paid to the emotional toll of this kind of travel.
Mr. James is a skilled literary writer and a wonderful storyteller. I really can't wait to read the next installment...and the next...and the next!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)