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(This edition is now out of print.)

The Timeshaft is a path through time from pre-history to the end of the world, under the control of environmental protection group WorldSave.

Its operatives travel through the Timeshaft preventing ecological disasters, but that's more of the back story. The plot focuses on leading agent Ashday's Child. What is his hidden agenda, why has he
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Published May 11th 2013 by Smashwords
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Paul Wandason
Feb 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Timeshaft (Stewart Bint) is a brilliant time travel novel which fully explores the causal loop. Time travel mechanics and paradoxes are rife in Timeshaft with intelligent characters who get us tangled in a spiderweb of predestination!

I discuss the time travel aspects more fully on my time travel blog in my more detailed review of Timeshaft on my time travel blog.

I was really pleased that Timeshaft has a solid scientific mechanism for time travel. It’s not wholly transparent but we get a pretty g
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Gisela Hausmann
Dec 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: time-traveler, sci-fi
I am really not a Sci-Fi fan, but this book's author, Stewart Bint, sparked my interest in his book, "Timeshaft" at a FB party, months ago.

"Timeshaft is an intelligent environmental time traveler Sci-Fi novel.

Though Timeshaft begins like a typical Sci-Fi novel it quickly changes pace and plot.

The book begins when Lloyd Bradman find out that his creation, the Macdonnell Conversion Plant, suffered a malfunction. The computer security systems failed or better failed to recognize the imminent dan
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Karen Mossman
Jan 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
At first I wasn't sure how and if the different characters the book kept jumping too, were all connected, but it soon became clear that they were. Time travelling is fascinating and I found myself unable to put this book down once they started travelling to different time zones. I loved the way the author's imagination took us to a future that was both terrifying and fascinating and his theory of how and if the world would end.

An interesting read for the layman who doesn't really understand tech
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GC MacQuarie
Feb 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I like a time travel novel as much as I love watching the Back to the Future series in one sitting - A whole lot. Time travel stories offer so many possibilities. With endless character story-lines that weave delicately into one another, readers are transported from the very beginning of time, to the very end of the world.

Timeshaft is one of these stories.

Read my review here: http://gcmacquarie.weebly.com/reviews...
Phil Leader
Jun 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As technology advances mankind seems a button press away from wiping itself out. The shadowy organisation of WorldSave and their top operative, the enigmatic Ashday's Child, prevent catastrophe on a regular basis because they have access to the Timeshaft, which enables them to go to any point in time and stop events before they can cause disaster.

However, after a routine training mission hits problems, Ashday's Child must save not only himself and his companions but the fabric of time itself. Wi
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Mark Gardner
Aug 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
One of the reasons that I’m a big fan of time travel stories is that each one has to take a hard look at free will, destiny, and predetermination. Timeshaft is no exception. These ideas are dealt a heavy hand in this story. “A” leads to “B,” leads to “C,” is common in linear storytelling, but Bint shoehorns in steps “G,” and “W” for good measure.

The stories and timelines weave on each other, and there is some confusion, as with most stories in this genre, but by the end of the story it all makes
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Elaine Emmerick
Jul 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A FASCINATING STORY!!

"Timeshaft" is an exciting and incredible story! It's a story of time travel, of correcting the past and protecting the environment.

It's about a man whose destiny was to bring time travel to the world and to fix the mess mankind made to the environment. In the midst of all that - he secured his birth and intelligence for humankind.

I found this story creative and fascinating! Stewart's attention to detail is vivid and dramatic. The characters he's created are complex and intr
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Chad Dennis
Oct 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Praise for Timeshaft!

If you're looking for a cerebral science fiction novel with interesting characters and thought provoking scenarios, then look no further! As you follow Ashday's Child through the eras to the very end of time itself, you find yourself wondering if our history is defined by our future or our past. To tell you smallest part of this story would take away from its telling. Just know, time travel isn't for the weak, or weak minded, and the wonderful twist at the end destroys any p
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Helen Norwood
Mar 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was such a cleverly written book which kept me guessing where the story was going the whole way through. Ashday's Child is a complex character and the sort of guy you'd want helping you out when you're in a fix. The author has created a believable futuristic world where time travel is possible and is used to help the survival of mankind. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.
Debbi Mack
This book has a mind-blowing premise. The story blends suspense and sci-fi with historical and environmental themes capably. More in my upcoming video review.
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TIMESHAFT by Stewart Bint

Timeshaft is a Sci-fi novel set in the future by Stewart Bint.
The story centres around several main characters but focuses on Ashday’s Child and his journey through time using the Timeshaft to travel in time shuttles along the shaft to different times throughout his world’s history. The Timeshaft allows Ashday’s Child to travel from the beginning of the Timeshaft at the beginning of time to the end of the Timmeshaft and the of the World.
There are several story lines run
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Lisa Devaney
Apr 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I am a fan of sci-fi pulp fiction and used to buy the old books at second hand shops. But, I fell off that hobby, so when I found Timeshaft I got to re-live my lost love of the old books, and be transported to a retro-style of sci-fi that I don't see as much anymore. The dialogue of the characters is really enjoyable, I just like the way they talk and how they interact. The author has a great way of explaining complicated, long distant in the future technologies. He does it so well that you full ...more
D.M. Cain
Jun 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Timeshaft was a rollercoaster voyage through time, with a thousand twists and turns I never saw coming! As well as being incredibly well written, Timeshaft is intelligent and thought-provoking. It’s an admirable skill to write a science fiction book packed with action which is still able to stun the reader and trap them in a whirlwind of mind-boggling time paradoxes. On numerous occasions I had to stop reading and unravel the clever interwoven strands of the story, just so it made sense in my he ...more
D.M. Cain
Mar 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Timeshaft was a rollercoaster voyage through time, with a thousand twists and turns I never saw coming! As well as being incredibly well written, Timeshaft is intelligent and thought-provoking. It’s an admirable skill to write a science fiction book packed with action which is still able to stun the reader and trap them in a whirlwind of mind-boggling time paradoxes. On numerous occasions I had to stop reading and unravel the clever interwoven strands of the story, just so it made sense in my he ...more
Michael Elliott
Feb 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Rollercoaster ride through time

To use a British term, Stewart Bint has delivered his readers "a cracking good yarn". The story rockets (literally!) from future Earth to the 17th century and even to the end of our planet itself. Stewart never bewildered his readers with "technobabble", rather he sweeps us up in a thrilling adventure with enough twists to keep the most sleuths like reader guessing. I'm a huge fan of the time travel sub sci first gen and Stewart has provided one of the best you w
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W.R. Watkins
Apr 11, 2015 rated it liked it
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book from the author, in exchange for an honest review.

The rating is not a reflection of the quality of written work, more so on my personal experience when reading the book.

An interesting read, that manages to blend so many plot lines, characters and environmental issues together expertly. The plot has a similar feel to Michael Crichton's 'Timeline', so if you loved that book, then you will love this book.

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Marco Marek
Nov 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Timeshaft had a good plot, I liked that Ashday's Child would like to save the planet, they developed the Timeshaft to be able to accomplish these mission because the Macdonnell Conversion Plant suffered a malfunction. Ashday's child is also the chief of the of the envinronment group WorldSave, and they use the Timeshaft for correct mistakes on the past for save the life of the planet.
I enjoyed the read and timetravel books always fascinates me.
David
May 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2014
The paradoxes alone are enough to keep your full attention. This book is expertly written and reads so quickly you wonder how it is over so fast. Stewart Hint creates a fantastic journey for us and introduces us to a great many possible futures, if only we don't destroy ourselves first.
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International novelist published by Creativia, and Dragon Moon Press. Journalist/magazine columnist. Active mental health awareness campaigner, named on the 2016 list of "Inspirational Mental Health Advocates that are changing the world."

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