In the future, Aloysius "Spider" Webb will journey to the End of Time...
For now, Spider must be content with repairing broken time machines, rebuilding his life and avoiding the lunatic antics of his boss, Dickhead McMahon.
Spider's life is status quo until he discovers inside a broken second-hand time machine, the corpse of a brutally murdered woman from the future. The Department of Time and Space steps in to manage the situation — leaving Spider asking a lot of questions that only lead to more questions; unsettling evidence, brewing trouble, and the knowledge that Spider himself might be involved in an epic battle for control of time itself.
Will his knowing the future be a curse or a blessing? and will Spider Webb really find out how things turn out before they happen? With his new found knowledge, who can Spider trust?
One thing is certain: it will all happen before the End of Time!
About the Author:
K.A. Bedford was born in Fremantle, Western Australia, in 1963. He attended Curtin and Murdoch Universities, and studied Writing, Theatre, and Philosophy.
"...it is a very pacey read for most of the book, it has – unlike much SF – a decent set of female characters and there are touches of time travel genius and effective paranoia inducing scenes." — Mark Pack, Reviewer
"Bedford is funny in a crazed, Rudy Rucker kind of way. While Rucker writes of gonzo theorists, Bedford writes of the gonzo mechanics who keep the machines running." — Fred Cleaver, Denver Post
"I wasn’t crazy about the cover on this one, but the contents are pretty neat. Close your eyes until you’ve opened the book and you should be all right." Don D'Ammassa
"The author skillfully manipulates Spider's travails and travels through time. And he does time travel, both slightly backward and far forward, as his personal life both unravels and resolves itself. He does end up meeting other versions of himself, but the author helps both Spider and the reader out by referring to these alternates as Soldier Spider or Near Future Spider. If you relish the conundrums of time travel and enjoy the slightly off-kilter perspective from the opposite side of the world (Australia), this story of a man attempting to both solve a mystery and come to terms with his life will provide a pleasurable escape from present day reality." - SF Revu
"The local Western Australia ambiance provides a unique perspective that is quite consistent with the gonzo aspects of the story. Bedford has created a science-fiction novel that is sure to please most SF fans." — D. Douglas Fratz, Sci-Fi
"Time Machines Repaired While-U-Wait is a fast-moving novel that will appeal to the reader who appreciates complicated plot lines, murder, and amusing dialogue." Highly Recommended — Ronald Hore, CM Magazine
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