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Stories filled with amazing tales of Time travel, outer space, adventure, and murder are all subjects you'll find in the new book by Jack Legend that stretches your imagination to new heights.

Jack Legend is a writer of science fiction that favors a classic bend toward time travel, thrillers, and outer space dramas.

Jack's 1st legendary science fiction novel is on its way featuring amazing science fiction short stories that will blow you away. Tentatively entitled, " Sci-Fi with a Twist" . Look for it  at Amazon.             Amazon Author  Facebook

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Short science fiction and fantasy stories that, more often than not, end with a surprise or twist you couldnít see coming. Transport yourself to other lives and other worlds where travel through time and space is a reality and where second chances and the end of the world sometimes cross paths. Itís a detour into the unknown filled with wonder and excitement beyond reality, and yet close enough, to make you second guess yourself.
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 The End of Time - A group of time travelers save Abraham Lincoln, but at what cost?

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We started with a worthy goal. We were three optimistically minded scientists, one of us an historian as well. We had approached several billionaire tech industry giants with a secret deal, a deal to change time for the better. We were obviously, young and naive, for, had we even considered the implications for even a second, we might have realized that we were handing to men who were used to using the world as their playground, power that belonged only in the hands of God. How could they not abuse it? Was not the temptation too great for even the most virtuous of men? We never realized, of course, our time machine didnít have to reach their hands to be dangerous.

My name is Oscar Willington, my fellow time travelers were scientist, Susan Brisco, and her husband, Logan.

It took us a total of ten years from the day we had begun soliciting funds to the day we finally had created our time machine. We had such high hopes, such glorious dreams. Where to start? Should we kill Hitler as a baby? That one has floated around forever, but why, when you could simply grab the child, bring him to the future, and make sure he was raised in a loving home. Maybe our first trip should be to stop the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, or JFK. We could stop wars before they started, prepare thousands of farmers for oncoming droughts beforehand. Every mistake mankind had ever made, we could reverse.

Our first thought, of course, was what would the ramifications be if we did change history? Did our arrogance and overconfidence lead us to believe we knew better than the will of God? Was it God that allowed calamities for reasons beyond our human understanding? As scientists, of course, we were compelled to believe in cold hard facts. At least thatís what we told ourselves.

The most important rules of time travel were relatively simple. We came across these rules through various experiments with animals and robotic drones. A person could never go back to the exact time period where they had been or already existed. To do so was simply impossible. The individual would simply be unable to leave the time machine.

As the machine vibrated out of sequence with time and space, it would appear invisible to anyone but the time traveler. One could observe from the machine, but would be blocked from entry into any time period where one already existed. Therefore, whenever we went through time, one person would stay on the time machine and monitor the mission. If something did go wrong, it would be up to that individual to rescue the others.

The machine itself was rather small, about the size of two automobiles joined together, but tall enough for its occupants to stand comfortably. It was square in shape, and could float above ground and vibrate through any solid surface, as it was never really fully present in any time period. It stood comfortably just outside time and space, and was covered with see-through bullet proof glass. The mechanized parts and energy sources were encased within six-inch-deep metal.

We decided to take on the task of saving Abraham Lincoln first.

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