Author, Dave Loeff (like Leff) also writes and designs business publications. A long time fan of science fiction and fantasy, he enjoys books that explore social as well as scientific themes, including those by Jack Vance and Frank Herbert.
"Whatever inspires a sense of awe is what I like the best. Whether that comes from the Arabian Nights or from popular science writing makes no difference. It's the mysterious that matters."
Centuries ago, ships scattered throughout the galaxy, carrying passengers and ancient human literature. That literature is now forgotten on the seven enlightened worlds. Only fragments and revisions of what once were the, “Arabian Nights Entertainments” remain. Today these stories are told on only a few the hundreds of barbarian worlds and on starships during their lengthy voyages between stars.
Virgil was nearly 14 and old enough to mine gold with his father. Although the wagon journey to Colorado will be difficult, soon Virgil’s rite of passage will include a strange puberty rite and a deadly mammoth hunt.
To survive, Virgil must time travel to the future. However, to save the future, Virgil must time travel to the past once again. Will he succeed or will humanity face extinction?