Shelfari edited the description of A Ripple in Time (Time Without End) Friday, July 6, 2012.
Fringe meets The Celestine Prophecy "Why did we have to go and build skyscrapers, 24-hour marts, banks, supermarkets, cities?" Erik Nichim wants to know. "Nobody asked if I wanted to live in a world with all that in it. Just give me the world like it was meant to be. Put everything back the way we found it. I can’t think straight with all this noise." Erik Nichim has no love for modern civilization, with its urban jungles, obsessive addiction to technology and humanity's almost complete separation from nature. He has travelled the world looking for a simpler life, living in big cities, small towns, and has just recently returned from teaching English as a foreign language in Africa. And he has come to doubt that the life he's looking for exists anymore. But when he moves to rural Iowa, he finds is a portal that leads to a parallel Earth. That's where he meets Rachel, and any hope he has left for a simple life disappears. An enigmatic old man named Timothy, who has been following Erik even before he returned from Africa, claims that no one except Rachel and Erik have ever crossed over.... A Ripple in Time is part one in a series of five novellas in the series, "Time Without End," perhaps best described as Fringe meets The Celestine Prophecy. About the Series: Erik and Rachel come from completely different worlds—parallel Earths, actually. But they have one thing in common: they have both taken evolution’s next step. They are the first humans since the dawn of history able to pull themselves out of time and experience other realms of existence. Is this a power all of humanity will develop in time? The deeper into our imagination this unique work takes us, the closer its provocative questions hit home. It challenges our unsustainable way of life, and asks, what will it take to wake us up? Many ancient cultures, beliefs and mystics have asserted that it’s possible for all of us to achieve a higher level of consciousness. Could the knowledge that humanity is evolving toward something greater provide the spark to wake us up before it’s too late for our civilization?