Here and Now and Then
Kin Stewart is an everyday family man: working in I.T., trying to keep the spark in his marriage, struggling to connect with his teenage daughter, Miranda. But his current life is a far cry from his previous career…as a time-traveling secret agent from 2142.
Stranded in suburban San Francisco since the 1990s after a botch ...more
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I know I'm not the only one who finds novels about time travel utterly irresistible. It's not the science of time travel that fascinates me, although I'm always drawn in by the possible paradox of running into yourself somewhere in time. For me, it's more the thought that one single action, even the smallest gesture, can set off a chain of events that could change the world as we (or the characters) know it.
In Mike Chen's new novel, Here and Now and Then , Kin (short for Q ...more
Here and Now and Then is a perfect little sci-fi gem, with just a touch of literary. When time traveler Kin gets stuck in the 20th century, he does what any reasonable person would do: fall in love and start a family. This turns out to be a perfectly good plan - until suddenly the rescue team shows up, almost two decades too late. Now Kin is back in the 22nd century, where for everyone else it's only been a week, but for him it's been an entire life. He really tri ...more
I don't read nearly enough speculative fiction and Here and Now and Then has given me the nudge I needed.
One of the things that made this book so enjoyable for me is that there is plenty of technology involved, but we don't get bogged down in specs and the kind of extraneous detail that sometimes makes my eyes glaze over.
I think it work ...more
Kin Stewart experiences every time traveler’s worst fear; he becomes trapped in a time that is not his own. In 2142, Kin’s job is to travel back in time to thwart time-corrupting crimnals who try to alter the course of history. Tragically, on his 28th assignment, something goes terribly wrong, and he his unable to jump from 1996 back to his real life in 2142. With no choice but to adapt and assimilate into the 20th-21st century, Kin builds a new life, marries, and becomes a father ...more
*Please note there are some slightly spoilerish thoughts below.*
Kin Stewart is a secret agent from the year 2142 who time travels to catch criminals and due to a mishap - ends up stuck in the 1990s for 18 years. Despite his training where he is supposed to lead a solitary life, discard of any technology or trace that he is from the future and refrain fr ...more
This is a story about family, what we are willing to do for love, what a parent is willing to do for their child AND it is a story about time travel!
Kin is a man suddenly returned to his life in the future after years of being stuck in the past. His emotional struggle is compounded by the realisation that his daughter's life follows a tragic path following his depar ...more
I also love the cover (which is not featured here yet, but it looks really great)
Grabby hands! Gimme gimme!!
Kin is from the future. He's a corruption officer, sent to fix timeline inconsistencies and keep everything on the straight and narrow. No changes to major historical events mind you, but just enough to keep thinks ticking as they should.
When his method of returning to 2142 breaks in a botched assassination, Kin has no options left but to get on with l ...more
If you like time travel and strong family ties, make sure this book is on your radar for January 2019. In Here and Now and Then Kin Stewart is a time traveler who's forgotten the future. Living in the 2000s with a wife and teenage daughter, his past catches up to him and he wants to find a way to stay connected to that life while also building a future in 2142.
I really loved Kin as a narrator. Such a Dad, but also in very morally grey straits. And there are so m ...more
Kin has a wonderful family. A beautiful, incredible wife, Heather, and a daughter he adores, Miranda. The only issue with this little equation is the fact that he is stuck in the wrong era. Kin's true identity is that ...more
Here and Now and Then is one of those books that is instantly endearing. It has themes of family, agency, and love all wrapped in a science fiction story that will have your heart throbbing. There's drama, love lost, and forgiveness all in one. It's one of those books where all these elements come together in perfect harmony to make a book that just clicks with you without effort. ...more
And that’s exactly what I got with this book.
Kin Stewart ex-time traveler, stranded in the past is rescued and returned to his future, leaving his past family behind.
Kin - I enjoyed Kin. I liked him and I like ...more