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Silent Meridian

(The Time Traveler Professor #1)

3.62  ·  Rating details ·  29 ratings  ·  25 reviews
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is obsessed with a legendary red book. Its peculiar stories have come to life, and rumors claim that it has rewritten its own endings. Convinced that possessing this book will help him write his ever-popular Sherlock Holmes stories, he takes on an unlikely partner, John Patrick Scott, known to most as a concert pianist, but a paranormal investigator ...more
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Published by Atomic Alchemist Productions LLC (first published May 15th 2016)
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Dee ~ Proudest Nanna Of Little  Millie ~
I have always been a huge fan of classic thriller, and detective novels, especially the exploits of Sherlock Holmes. I greatly admire Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and his work, so after reading 'The Time Traveler Professor, Book One: The Silent Meridian', I felt as though I had read another one of this novels. Elizabeth Crowens' written descriptions, and her way of playing out the story, was so believable, that I found myself immersed in the scene, along with the characters. It was such a huge treat ...more
Harold E Britt
Mar 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The novel is a fun journey through space, time culture and custom featuring vignettes with some great names of the period. It has a slightly "Whovian" flavor and brings some R.Douglas Adams elements as well.
This is the first in a series which I feel is promising.
Apr 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Soulmates by Mike Renick and Lezli Robyn is a collection of short stories that express life through a slightly different lens. The opening story, "Benchwarmer" tells of children's toys and pretend friends. Boy and Mr. Paloobi are a wonderful pair. The reader views the world from the perspective of the imaginary toys. The Boy as Old Man needs Mr. Paloobi again to play chess and keep him company. The slightly tilted lens of these stories includes aliens, monsters, and talking cats. Readers of scie ...more
Paul Anderson
Nov 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Silent Meridian by Elizabeth Crowens (MX Publishing, 2016) contains absolutely everything occult: Time travel, past lives, reincarnation, secret societies, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Great Houdini, H. G. Wells, and guardian angels, to name just a few. It's an ambitious novel with lots of literary references that should please Sherlock Holmes fans as well as fans of fantasy and science fiction.
Nancy Reynolds
Jan 18, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I tried so many different times to get into this book - and I finally gave up. It sounded so good, but for some reason I could not get into the rhythm of the writing or something. So decided to move on.
Aug 01, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I wish I hadn't finished this because it wasn't worth it. The plot made little sense. There was too much jumping around and gaps and holes. I had high hopes for this. Besides the beautiful and vivid descriptions, this was not a good read.
Aug 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Title: Book One in the Time Traveling Professor Series

Images from his dreams create a ‘Silent Meridian’ for young music student John Patrick Scott, a contemporary of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the year 1898. The phrase refers to a fine, nearly imperceptible separation between Scott’s subconscious and waking reality. He travels between both, and into the past and future, too. Therefore Scott is trying desperately to maintain his equilibrium while pursuing studies outside of his regular (in other w
C.B. Calsing
Apr 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was really exited when I saw this Elizabeth Crowens' Silent Meridian posted as a possibility to review with Books Unleashed. I love steam punk and gaslight fiction. I love stories that incorporate historic figures in fun, imaginative ways, as Seth Grahame-Smith did with Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter or in another story I reviewed, Tim Symonds's Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of Einstein's Daughter. In my mind these stories work best when one or two historic characters are thrown into the pa ...more
Aug 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'll be honest--I'm a sucker for time travel novels, TV shows, films, whatever. So I've seen so many variations on the theme that I'm genuinely surprised when someone comes up with a new wrinkle on the sub-genre. Elizabeth Crowens surprised me in SILENT MERIDIAN.

Based on the time period and the characters, who include Arthur Conan Doyle, Houdini, and even Carl Jung, I was intrigued enough to order the book. But the escapades of English university music student John Patrick Scott, the main charac
Laurel Anne Hill
May 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
John Patrick Scott, a student of music in Scotland, meets the famous Arthur Conan Doyle in 1898. The two discuss the transmigration of souls, then agree to try communicating through telepathy. But afterward, John—a fan of H.G. Wells—is inspired to build a time machine. He succeeds.

Now the problem arises. When John travels into the future, he becomes a woman. Holy transmogrification! What is going on? Also, John learns to travel in time without even using his time machine.

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Melisende d'Outremer
I found the storytelling very disjointed; I wasn't sure there was any real structure apart from positing the narrator into various historical scenarios strung together on some invisible thread that at various times flirted with past-life regression and astral travel. Too many themes crammed together. that the narrative felt like it was tripping over itself.

I have the second in the series and won't be reading or reviewing it.
Carole Moleti
Mar 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Like most steampunk/time travel stories, it takes a little time to get oriented but once you're there, this is a fantastic read. The writing is amazing, the historical underpinnings fascinating, and I was sorry when it ended. Can't wait for the next book in the series.

Hint: Read The Witch of Lime Street, which is non fiction, as well. It gave me some context and grounding in the history of Conan Doyle vis a vis spiritism.
Gary Turner
Feb 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What an intriguing plot and story. A must for anyone wanting to experience nineteenth century realism mixed with magic and time-shift. This novel sheds an interesting light on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and his approach to life, writing Sherlock Holmes from the character of John Patrick Scott, a typified downtrodden poor student.

However, spelling mistakes and type setting, things that should have been picked up at the copy editing stage, at times become glaringly obvious. I know I'm a perfectionis
Gábor László Hajba
First of all, I received this book through the Goodreads Giveaways.

The book's title and summary seemed interesting but somehow I did not get what I expected. It seemed to me that the story was sewn together from various patches which very cumbersome strings which sometimes seemed not to fit.

The concept itself was very delight: a spiritualist fellow in the end of the 19th century meets A.C. Doyle and other known personalities who all (ok most of them) share the same occultist thoughts and are in
Elena Gaillard
Dec 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An intriguing take on the concept of time travel, treated more as fantasy than science fiction, with a goodly peek at intellectual movers and shakers of the late 19th/early 20th century. The protagonist is John Scott, a classical musician with deep interest in the spirit world and hidden realms, immersed in mysteries (literally so as a friend of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle). The main story brings Scott many encounters with people who may aid his journey of discovery as he explores his own immediate p ...more
Sep 13, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Sep 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For the most part I enjoyed this book. It was a time traveling sci-fi book which intrigued me, however some parts of it seemed a little unbelievable. However since it is a sci-fi themed book, i guess i can't really hold that against the book. Overall I would give this book 4 stars.
Kevin Breaux
Aug 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent work from skilled writer. I'm always excited to find new things that surprise me and turn out to be worth my time. This was both. Very good.
Heather Bennett
Mar 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Time Traveling Processor is a unique and interesting book. This a bit unbelievable in parts but still a good read.
Mar 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good book I enjoyed. It's fun to read and entertaining.
I appreciated the world building and the plot was developed. The characters were fleshed out and well written.
It's a bit obscure at time but a fun read anyway.
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book, all opinions are mine.
Michael Ault
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Oct 23, 2016
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Oct 31, 2016
Mim Inkling
Apr 17, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I received The Time Traveler Professor as an ARC via Netgalley. While I’m always loath to say anything negative about an ARC, and do try my best to like them, I’m afraid I couldn’t find much to enjoy about The Time Traveler Professor.
I think my irritation with the book began with the title: The Time Traveler Professor. It’s just wrong – grammatically speaking. And I think the cover is rather uninspiring. It was the blurb which hooked me – though the realisation did not, unfortunately, live up to
Jill Elizabeth
May 29, 2019 marked it as done-with
Shelves: gave-up-on
Wow, this one was ALL OVER THE PLACE... I really really wanted to like it - the premise is clever and the characters and plot sounded intriguing and right up my alley, but from the opening pages I felt like I stumbled blindfolded into the middle of something that was already unfolding, and I never figured out which way was up. It's a great idea, but the execution lost me from the get-go.
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The blurb to this book caught my attention when it was offered to review. I have to admit; I should have passed on the review offer. I am leaving the star rating off for this book because I do not believe this is a book that meets my reading style or abilities. This book I stop started about 5 times. It was grueling for me to get through this book. I had to start at the beginning several times to orient myself. Some writing styles and stories just don't do it for me. This is one of them.

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Let’s travel to Edinburgh, Scotland, 1898. The main character of this book, John Patrick Scott is meeting Arthur Conan Doyle at a pub. “Can I assume you believe in the transmigration of souls?” asks Arthur.

And so begins this unusual book, filled with the flavor of Victorian literature and the fascinating studies of the time. Arthur Conan Doyle is mentoring John Patrick, a student studying music. They share a passion to explore the realms of Spiritualism and related paranormal phenomena. Their fi

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The Time Traveler Professor, Book One: Silent Meridian will be re-issued June 12, 2019.

Elizabeth Crowens is the pen name author of SILENT MERIDIAN, book one in the Time Traveler Professor series, an alternate history/ fictional memoir novel originally published by MX Publishing in London. Winner of the 2018 Independent Press Award for Steampunk. First Prize in Chanticleer's 2016 Goethe Awards for

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