Interview with Terry Tumbler

Future World Rocks! is an eclectic science fiction novel involving Nazi research of UFO’s, time travel, and secret underground beings. What was the inspiration for this fantastical detective fantasy?
Actual reports on Die Glocke or the ‘bell’ as are found in UFO and 2nd World War archives. Similar research revealed the Janos race of aliens, and Richard E. Byrd’s USA expeditions to the South Pole. Plus, Google maps of a metal cover to an entrance at one of the magnetic poles, led to reports showing the possible existence of a hollow earth.
Time travel comes with a host of problems, how do you handle time travel in your novel to keep it as believable as possible?
What host of problems? Professor Hawkins claims you can only travel forward in time, not backward, or you could end up killing a direct ancestor and therefore no longer existing. I think that is bunkum! If you cease to exist when you already do, I would say that reversal of existence is totally impracticable and unfounded. If you go forward in time, the assumption is that no one yet exists, which negates the findings of those who predict an apocalypse, like the sinking of the Titanic. If you find no future, how can you move into it? If there is a future, what happens if someone else kills the time traveler from the past? Confused? Don’t be. The science behind time travel is explained by research into alien technology and I’m happy that what I’ve read is valid, if you find out where to look. Sorry, but I’m not providing the shortcuts!
The story occurs against a backdrop of Rock n’ Roll music, because of course “future World rocks to its core!” What motivated you to include this element in your story and was it difficult to accomplish?
Yes, very time consuming. But the clues are given in the song titles and extracts, which invariably can be found quickly by googling them, as provided. The reason I did it was the misused expression, ‘Space Opera’. How can you call something a ‘Space Opera’ that has no music in it?
What is the next story that you are working on and when will it be available?
I have a title and storyline already established, which will focus on the plight of existing characters. Ready in about seven months, once my esophagus starts functioning correctly.
Published 2017-11-04.
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Books by This Author

Future World Rolls!
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,970. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
This Space Opera is set to Rock n’ Roll and classical music, many of the songs being entirely original and being premiered by the author. It starts in the mid-20th century with two talented FBI Special Agents being tasked with recruiting people to undertake a really unusual mission. Based initially on our own Planet Earth, Future World ROLLS to its very core!
Santiago Tales
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,490. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
A group of retired people embark on a pilgrimage to Santiago in Northern Spain. Each evening, one person tells a short story, and it is this collection of stories that forms the core of the book, plus a shared divine intervention. The inspiration for the style of presentation came from Canterbury Tales, and is intended to give a good belly laugh.
Future World Rocks!
Series: Carousels of Life. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,090. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
What would a 'Space Opera' be without lively music it can pass on to younger readers? This tale invites all to participate in a future world, whilst paying homage to a past that is gradually disappearing from living memory.
The Sightseers Agency
Series: The Dreadnought Collective, 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,850. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Tthe first recruit to the new Sightseers Agency is a remote viewer who actively seeks the resolution of events threatening world security. Both his fledgling agency and that of the Deaduction Agency belong to The Dreadnought Collective.
The Deaduction Agency
Series: The Dreadnought Collective, 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,960. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Witness at first-hand a group of specialist investigators, as they set up and run a new agency dedicated to the resolution of criminal cases using paranormal assistance. Characters range from sexy women to dowdy old crusts and dashing men - each with psychic talents. Many twists and turns in this `mystery novel' but the overall story is matched by a unique style of humor.
Seb Cage Begins His Adventures
Series: The Dreadnought Collective, 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,110. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Seb Cage trains to be a Space Trooper at Summer Campus, without his knowledge! His grandfather sends him to a local center run by alien dwarfs. Soon he embarks on a training course where he builds on his implanted abilities to levitate and build his strength and intelligence, while falling for the charms of a delectable young companion.
The Inlooker
Series: The Dreadnought Collective, 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,890. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
This science-fiction based story is about a man who can take possession of your soul and does so with the initial intention of seeking self-satisfaction. Thereafter his goal is to seize power and act in the best interests of the human race. It traces his progress and the impact on his family as he strives to achieve his worldly ambitions.
The Time Slipsters
Series: The Dreadnought Collective, 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,510. Language: British English. Published: February 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » General
All aboard the Magic Carpet for a tour of many lifetimes! A group of misbehaving wrinklies experiences the wonders of modern Turkey in ways they never expected, twisting away their days in exotic locations. Watching over them is an ancient general who knew Julius Caesar.