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A time paradox story.

Following a devastating explosion in a pioneering new energy system, its creator is taken several hours back in time by a mysterious tramp, to prevent the critical malfunction.

Then things take a sinister turn...

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Words: 7,840
Language: English
ISBN: 9781476237916
About Stewart Bint

Writer: novelist - three novels published in print and ebook by Dragon Moon Press; - magazine columnist; public relations.
Previous roles include radio newsreader, phone-in host, and presenter.
Married to Sue, with two grown-up children, Chris and Charlotte, and a budgie called Alfie.
Usually barefoot.
Lives in Leicestershire, UK.

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Review by: tony Bourne on April 12, 2014 :
This short story reminds me of Bradbury and Delany and the science fiction new wave of the sixties. It's well thought out but remains eloquent and always keeps one eye on the human factor.

Following Lloyd Bradman and a mysterious accident that throws him back in time a few short, critical hours we get to examine all the hallmarks of a good, classic sci-fi story. There's mystery, humour, parody, conspiracy and as all good time travel stories should contain, an examination of cause and effect.

A light read that leaves your appetite whetted for more. If this is the starter I look forward to the main course!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: D.M. Cain on March 26, 2014 :
Malfunction is an intriguing and thrilling science fiction tale that has the reader on the edge of their seat from start to finish. This short story follows Lloyd Bradman on a journey to investigate an explosion at the Macdonnell Conversion Plant - a super power station experimenting with a unique method of generating energy. On his way to investigate the catastrophe, he gets ‘stuck’ in a teleporter which results in him being transported back in time to just before the explosion.

The strange and gripping events that lead to the explosion are very well thought-out and fascinating, and lead to a fantastic finale! This story had just the right balance of sci-fi elements – it gave enough technical details to give the plot integrity, but didn’t get so bogged down describing the world that the story was slowed down.

I really enjoyed reading this story and am intrigued to see how the events are developed into Stewart Bint’s novel, ‘Timeshaft.’
(reviewed 16 days after purchase)

Review by: John Miller on June 25, 2013 :
I must admit I was very intrigued by this story. With only two main characters to follow it felt like I was standing there watching them live and going through the motions with them. The descriptive imagination this author shows in this story is brilliant. The way he describes in detail of what the characters are trying to accomplish in this book makes it an awesome read.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Sophia Martin on March 01, 2013 :
A fun time-travel story with a satisfying logic. I enjoyed the future world and was particularly tickled by the description of the future soap opera. I hope Bint will take the setting he created and develop a full-length novel there.
(reviewed 9 days after purchase)

Review by: jane scott on June 18, 2012 :
love the twist in the story, very good cant wait for number 2
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)

Review by: Pam Steer on June 03, 2012 :
Brilliant storyline. Loved the plot. Can't wait for the next book.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)

Review by: Pam Steer on June 03, 2012 : (no rating)
Brilliant storyline, loved the plot. Can't wait for the next book.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)

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