Steve Hertig is a geologist with over thirty years experience observing and studying the Earth. With degrees in geology and physics and author of numerous technical publications, he is now incorporating his love of the Earth and the universe into science fiction. He lives and writes in northern New Zealand with his wife Sonya.
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Who are your favorite authors?
Robert A. Heinlein, J.R.R.Tolkien, Spider Robinson, Fred Saberhagen, and Larry Niven to name only a few of the scifi greats. Hemingway, Twain, Poe, Doyle of classic literature.
Is there more Fractime to come?
Yes! Far Flung is released and is the first in a new short story series. Far Flung tells of an asteroid miner and his amorous geobot struggling to figure out how to survive and return to the Milky Way after being flung into inter-galactic space by freak convergence of gravity waves. Far Flung is set in the Fractime universe but somewhat separate from the stories surrounding the Universal War.
In addition, other Far series short stories in the Fractime Saga are taking shape. So check Smashwords in the future for more Fractime adventure!
Fractime’s story tells of key times surrounding the Universal War, a conflict pitting humanity against machine and itself throughout time. The Family enlists friends to journey across the multiverse to discover their fate and what is behind the Universal War.
Asteroid miner, Tecton Chadeayne finds himself and his amorous geobot, Ruby, flung outside the Milky Way by a freak convergence of gravity waves. Their struggle for survival is filled with danger as well as surprises! Far Flung is an Illustrated Fractime story! (Ver 2.0)
After the teenage Mackinac twins meet a stranger from the Mór Continuity, they discover the real cause of the Universal War and learn they must confront an old enemy to stop the continuing destruction of all Fractime. (ver 2.0)
With the Family in crisis and war looming, Mick goes to Hell. Sam must find out who is responsible and enlists old friends from O'Shanley's bar to help find the Timestone, a key through the Tree of Life and into the realm of evil. However, a devilish poker tournament challenges Sam to obtain the ancient stone orb when his wife and daughter also mysteriously disappear. (ver 1.2)
When John discovers a single, surviving derelict machine ship near the center of the galaxy, the ship's AI gambles on a bold plan for another chance to conquer the multiverse. John along with the crew of the Family's new timeship must stop it! (ver 2.1)
It seems the machines were not the only danger to the multiverse. With the help of a forsaken segment of the Family, John journeys back in time 65 million years in a daring attempt to stop his own fractime twin from creating an alternative evolutionary path for Earth’s humanity. (ver 2.1)
As multiple paradox loops create disastrous changes to the Family’s past and future John travels over a billion years into the past to the center of the Milky Way to restore the Family’s timeline and save their first queen. (ver 2.1)
When John and Jen discover an ancient machine ship hiding between universes, even more startling surprises are uncovered. And with allies in adjacent universes facing certain defeat, can they stop the Earth's destruction and the machine's escape? (ver 2.1)
The Family enlists John to their cause claiming he is the key to ending a wider conflict in the multiverse or fractime- the Universal War. And as the enemy approaches from adjacent universes, all John has to do is reverse the Earth's magnetic poles to stop them! (ver 2.1)
The discovery of a time-inconsistent artifact (TIA) on the island of Martinique in 2052 by geology professor John Mackinaw indicates not only time travel may be a reality but also a fractal multiverse. And when Jenny Scott from the US NGA convinces John to help unravel the mystery of the TIA, they discover the multiverse may be even more dangerous than imaginable. (ver 2.1)