- File Size: 1703 KB
- Print Length: 246 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Encante Press, LLC (February 7, 2018)
- Publication Date: February 7, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B079P9YLKW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #156,488 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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- "Highly recommend. It's fun, clever, cool, witty, surprising, political, sexy, everything a sci-fi book should be. And as someone who's also written a sci-fi-time-travel-humor novel, I love that Marty Essen doesn't break the time rules he sets up from the start - so many sci-fi authors do, and as far as I'm concerned, that's just lazy writing. Not the case here! Yes, his characters learn and adapt and grow, but the foundation of his rules remain intact always. To repeat: fun, witty, surprising, sexy. Highly recommend."--Jeff Abugov, writer, producer, director, and Golden Globe Award, Peabody Award, and People's Choice Award-winner
- "Time Is Irreverent is a delightful romp that scores solid satirical points about religion, human nature, sex, the Trump administration, and a great deal more."--Tom Flynn, Free Inquiry magazine
- "Ironic, original, hysterically funny, deftly crafted, and an impressively entertaining read from first page to last, Time Is Irreverent by Marty Essen is an especially and unreserved recommended for community library Science Fiction & Fantasy collections. It should be noted for the personal reading lists of dedicated science fiction fans that Time Is Irreverent is also available in a digital book format."--Midwest Book Review
- "Time Is Irreverent is a well-written, well-paced novel peopled with solid, likeable characters. Marty Essen is a talented author who has managed to wrap several complex threads into a light, enjoyable narrative. I hope he will continue writing in the sci-fi genre and I look forward eagerly to his future works."--Charles Remington, Readers' Favorite Book Reviews
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Since I wrote the Time Is Irreverent series for a liberal audience, I feel it's only fair to warn Donald Trump fans and literalist Christians that this book may not be their cup of tea. I hate to discourage sales, but it beats having unhappy readers and reviewers.
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There is a warning that goes with this story announcing that Trump supporters, Christians and conservatives should not read this book out of fear of being offended.
Sorry to say, I was not offended and I finally discovered that science fiction can truly be funny. Hilarious would be more like it!
Marty Mann is sucked up into a rainbow hose connected to a UFO. He was selected to AD-31 to change history in order to prevent the ecological disasters and a certain President (presumably Trump) from launching the occasional Nuke. It seems that Marty's family line is unbroken from Biblical times to the current age, making him the ideal candidate to take on this mission.
Naturally, Marty runs into a few bumps in the road along the way. Accidently being sent to the age of Dinosaurs where he must save himself from being a snack of a T-Rex. He then is transported to Florida of 2054, discovering that half of the state is under water from melting ice caps.
During these adventures, he's fallen in love twice, once with an alien and then again with a lesbian. Escaped from big lizards and exposed a guy named Yeshua as heing a con man. Marty supplies the world with a set of New Ten Commandments that he and a Smokin' Hot Lesbian hashed out one night over a bottle or two of wine. Actually, they're not that bad as rules to live by.
While sounding disjointed, it all comes together and makes sense in the end.
I wasn't quite sure what I expected when I began this story, but I came away with quite a good feeling in my heart concerning the adaptability of the human spirit. This is a fun book. As long as you're not easily triggered by controversial subjects. Try it. You might really like it!
Essen shares the first-person account of earthman Marty Mann, an ordinary guy who one day finds himself sucked into the rainbow-colored entry hose of a research-and-travel agency spaceship. The managers of the craft, intent on saving the Earth from global destruction at the hands of a red-button-pusher-in-charge, propel Mann back in time to 31 AD to converse with Jesus Christ about the future of the world, from which, hopefully, will emerge a less destructive and demolished fate. Mann is, of course, warned not to do anything that might jeopardize the existence of both contemporary and future people and events. All is well until the crew discover their time machine has a quirky mind of its own...and instead of 31 AD Mann is catapulted back to a Cretaceous campground and its resident T. rex. Fortunately, Marty maintains communication with his "travel agents" and continues to bounce back and forth from era to era, acquiring a travel buddy along the way.
Among other issues, Essen addresses the concept of control--in this case, of time--in the universal scheme of things. We aren't in control of time--or anything else, for that matter, save our choices--and those of us who think so are bound to be seriously disappointed.
Perhaps I am reading a bit more into the story than Essen intended. But that's part of the joy of reading fantasy--it encourages one to break through the boundaries of the everyday. Then, anything is possible, even rainbow-colored entry hoses...