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Stealing Some Time: Volume 1 (Stealing Some Time #1)

4.03  ·  Rating Details ·  78 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Winner of the 2004 Stonewall Society Imagination Literary Award for best gay-themed science fiction.

"It is 2479 AD. Technical Sergeant Kallen Deshara and his team have traveled from the 25th century to the 19th. Their mission: to eliminate powerful ion storms caused by the very device that opened the portal to the past. If they don't succeed, their present may cease to ex
Paperback, 280 pages
Published April 17th 2003 by iUniverse
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Jan 07, 2011 John rated it it was amazing
This was my first gay science fiction novel, and I must admit that it took me a while to get into it, but it was definitely worth it! I enjoyed the author's take on global warming, gay rights, and his take on religion. I really enjoy Mark's novels, and while I did enjoy this science fiction novel, I hope he returns to regular fiction soon. I really enjoyed the world Mark created and it was obvious that he vigorously researched everything to make his world and technology as realistic and fact-bas ...more
Jun 09, 2011 Lola is currently reading it
too much sex and too much extraneous details that no one cares about...
Mar 17, 2013 Jennifer rated it liked it
Shelves: okay, slashreaders, series
SlashReaders: When I originally started reading Mark Kendrick's work it was back in 2004. I have fond memories of reading this series as well as some of his other books. In fact here are a few of the comments I had in my originally review: I enjoyed reading these for the most part. One of the things I noticed in this series and with his other books as that sometimes when dealing with emotions is rather unbelievable.

But even the magic later is quiet well done and fairly believable. As for the sc
Nov 22, 2012 Jeffrey rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
A great time travel story that goes the distance. By that I mean that the loose ends of the story get nicely explained in book 2, stretching over a large time frame. It's hard to find a nice science fiction story with a gay protagonist, and this is one of them. Just watch out for the abysmal editing job done in this book - numerous typos and grammatical mistakes that make this a bit tedious to read. This is really too bad, since I liked the story so much.
Alex Alden
Jan 19, 2014 Alex Alden rated it did not like it
It's really dry reading. The author just keeps shoving information at you, which makes for a tedious, long, boring read. Especially at the beginning, it really felt like reading a textbook. The prologue is one long info-dump and is definitely not a good hook for the story.

Very boring; won't read further.
Becky Black
Apr 10, 2009 Becky Black rated it did not like it
Shelves: m-m, science-fiction
I made it to page 99 of this and couldn't muster up enough interest even to make it the round 100. I'm afraid it's just dull. The writing is flat and it could have done with some more proof reading, I spotted a few mistakes. I didn't latch on to any of the characters and want to see how things worked out for them. Not recommended.
Galen Dudec
Nov 18, 2012 Galen Dudec rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, gay
I love Sci-Fi and especially Sci-Fi with a gay/MM subplot. Unfortunately there are not many of those around in which the science part is creditable and well described, but this is one of them.
I like this Sci-Fi romance and would have given it 5 stars if it hadn't been moving along rather slowly in some parts.
Vol 1 of 2.
I feel like part one and part two ought to have been combined and condensed. The pacing was too slow, especially in part one. Part two brought in the time travel and the story cheered up quite a bit.
May 19, 2013 George rated it it was amazing
I devoure books like these, the emotional twists, the last half of the second book is worth trudging through some of the excessive dialogue. Dystopian, alt reality, SF. I was wishing there was more about kallen's later life. But it was handled well.
Feb 17, 2007 Jeremy rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: young homos, scifi fans
Shelves: finished, gay
This book takes place in the future.. not really my deal, but it's pretty good to get through. The ending is a cliffhanger, so I'd recommend getting the sequel at the same time. It's worthwhile.
Jun 14, 2012 BhaktiM rated it really liked it

I loved it. I can't give it five stars because I know it's not great fiction, it's like the salad at the Olive Garden, I like it.
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(Mark Ian Kendrick)

I wish I could say I come from a long line of creative types, that creative endeavors were encouraged, that creativity was a hallmark of my family. Alas, I'm the outcast... and DAMN proud of it.

In fact, I'm the only gay member of my family on both sides for generations. I know. I did our family's genealogy on computer a decade ago just to find the others. No gays. No painters.
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