The Continuum

Wendy Nikel


The Continuum

The Continuum

  • Title: The Continuum
  • Author: Wendy Nikel
  • ISBN: 9780998702223
  • Page: 498
  • Format: Paperback



Elise Morley is an expert on the past who s about to get a crash course in the future For years, Elise has been donning corsets, sneaking into castles, and lying through her teeth to enforce the Place in Time Travel Agency s ten essential rules of time travel Someone has to ensure that travel to the past isn t abused, and most days she welcomes the challenge of trackingElise Morley is an expert on the past who s about to get a crash course in the future For years, Elise has been donning corsets, sneaking into castles, and lying through her teeth to enforce the Place in Time Travel Agency s ten essential rules of time travel Someone has to ensure that travel to the past isn t abused, and most days she welcomes the challenge of tracking down and retrieving clients who have run into trouble on their historical vacations.But when a dangerous secret organization kidnaps her and coerces her into jumping to the future on a high stakes assignment, she s got to worry about than just the time space continuum For the first time ever, she s the one out of date, out of place, and quickly running out of time.


Recent Comments "The Continuum"

I received a free copy of this book from LibraryThing in exchange for an honest reviewThis was a quick, fun time-travel sci-fi read. I'm usually very picky about time-travel because in my opinion it's very hard to do 'right' i.e. make it make sense, but this novella has a pretty solid plot, even if it is pretty standard. I mean you've got time travel and government agencies and the Titantic, so it's definitely hitting all of the standard tropes, but I really liked Elise and I liked how the autho [...]

I've been a fan of Wendy Nikel for a while now: she's published a ton of short stories (and if this novella isn't enough, go to her website to find links). I'm so excited she's finally got a longer work out, and I gobbled it up as fast as I could.If time travel is your thing, you want to pick this up. We get to go to the past and see off the ill-fated Titanic awaiting its maiden voyage in the harbor. Then we get to go to the future (my FAVORITE part of time travel books) and well, I won't spoil [...]

I edited this book so I'm biased, but Publisher's Weekly said, "Nikel’s debut takes the reader on an exciting journey through time with Elise Morley, an agent with the Place in Time Travel Agency, who rescues clients who have stayed too long on their vacations to the past. When she is kidnapped by a secret U.S. government organization, she is forced on a mission to rescue an agent who has jumped into the future. Meanwhile, an errant passenger from the Titanic leaps forward in time, desperate t [...]

Finally, time traveling story that won't send your brain spinning out. Or at least my brain, which still tends to get confused with predetermination paradoxes and all that. Continuum actually followed a fairly reasonable line of logistics and then, of course, the why not factor. This was just an enjoyable quick read set partially in 1912, partially in 2012 and partially in the future. Likeable characters, fast paced, well writtenis ended up being a very nice way to spend the morning, always a ni [...]

Effortless, imaginative, funny and warm. reminded me of Connie Willis.

Loves me some time travel, so of course when I saw this on NetGalley, I jumped on it. Thanks NetGalley and World Weaver Press for the eARC. The Continuum is a quick jaunt, if you will, into both past and future. Wendy Nikel keeps us guessing with numerous twists and turns, though I wish I were more interested in both the protagonist and the overall plot.The Continuum opens with Elise Morley in 1912. She is there to Extract a wayward temporal tourist; that’s her job. When she succeeds, she retu [...]

The Continuum really surprised/impressed me! This is a good example of how a successful novella should be done: there was just the right amount of plot for the length of the book, which made the story fast-paced without feeling rushed or incomplete. It didn't negatively draw attention to the fact that it's a shorter book, and the story kept me hooked the entire time.First of all, this is a book about time travel, which is awesome enough - but it was also done in a refreshing way. Rather than hav [...]

koeur.wordpress/2017/11/1Publisher: World Weaver PressPublishing Date: January 2018ISBN: 9780998702223Genre: SciFiRating: 3.3/5Publishers Description: For years, Elise has been donning corsets, sneaking into castles, and lying through her teeth to enforce the Place in Time Travel Agency’s ten essential rules of time travel. Someone has to ensure that travel to the past isn’t abused, and most days she welcomes the challenge of tracking down and retrieving clients who have run into trouble on [...]

This was a very fun, short read. Elise's story weaves back and forth between the past, present and future at a pace fast enough to be entertaining, yet leisurely enough to develop interesting points of view on the ethics of time travel (is it okay to change time for the greater good?). I was thoroughly caught up in her story, and finished it in two sittings. Although time travel is not a particularly new subject, this novella managed to look at it from a fresh perspective.In fact, the one thing [...]

I've read many stories by Wendy Nikel, and I'm constantly amazed by her work. This novella is no different. It's a fun, fast-paced trip through three time periods, each well cultivated. The premise was interesting, and the plot twists were clever. A very satisfying, quick read. I only wished it was longer! Actually, I'd love to see some follow-ups to this--perhaps a sequel or stories from other members of the time travel agency.

I really enjoyed this quick and easy time travel read. The story kept me interested and I liked the ending. I have never read Wendy Nikel before but now I look for more of her works.

Like Wendy Nikel herself, I am a sucker for almost any time travel story, so Continuum was a good fit for me as a reader. Time travel as vacation meets the problem solving of Quantum Leap in a satisifying package.The story begins in the past when Elise Morley retrieves a client who has forgotten herself and almost takes a voyage on the Titanic with her fiancee. Elise saves the client, but the rather inelegant Extraction causes fallout which ripples through the book. Meanwhile, it turns out that [...]

An eARC from LibraryThing in return for an honest review. In the ‘about the author’ blurb, she is described as an author of “speculative fiction” - a new genre category for me. It is an interesting premise, and I enjoy time travel books. I also find the Titanic disaster fascinating; if readers do not, then this book may not hold their interest. Elise is employed as a Retriever for a time-travel agency that offers its customers a trip to 100 years in the past. Marie, in 2012, travels to 1 [...]

On the scale of fantasy jobs, traveling through time for a living has got to be right up there at the top. That is what Elise Morley does in The Continuum.Elise works for PITTA, Place In Time Travel Agency. On the outside, it looks just like any other travel agency, but for their specially referred clients, PITTA is so much more.Why just get away to a new location, when you can get away to a new time as well? This is the service that PITTA offers. You can travel back in time, to whatever era you [...]

I enjoy it when authors mix genres in their novels. This book would be considered science fiction, but it also had some mystery and historical fiction thrown in for fun. I enjoyed the fast pace and surprisingly good plot. Seriously, for an e-book, this plot was very good. The story was well put together and exciting. Time travel books are tough and Wendy Nikel did a good job making sure the loose ends were tied up. It is always a bit of a spiraling circle, but if don't think too much about it, i [...]

Disclaimers: Wendy Nikel and I are both members of the same writers' forum, but as far as I can remember we haven't interacted directly. I received a copy via Netgalley for review. As I would expect, this is a well-crafted, competently-written book. Unfortunately, I felt it was lacking that extra spark that would take it from competence to excellence. The problem may have been that it was too short, with the character arcs and plot arcs resolving too quickly at the end, without enough middle in [...]

Fast-paced and full of exciting plot turns, this short novel was an easy read. In the story, time travel is a secret and highly regulated activity for the wealthy. If a traveler doesn't return to the time travel agency on time--for whatever reason--an Extractor like our protagonist will bring them back. But things just don't go Elise Morley's way during an assignment that leads the the Titanic, and ripples from that mistake continue to haunt her from the past, into the present, and even into the [...]

I was provided an e-book version of this story from LibraryThing's Early Reviewers program. A fast paced, science fiction story based around a Time Travel agency who sends rich clients to the past. The book opens with an incident at the time of the Titanic and swiftly arcs from the past, to the present, into the future. The protagonist of the story is a woman who has worked for the agency for some time, but gets pressed into undertaking a dangerous mission in the near future. While the past was [...]

I enjoyed this book. I think I would like to have enjoyed it more, but there just did not seem to be enough bite or depth to it. The precept and story line was there but I thought it was thin and rushed and certainly without giving away the ending, I would have liked to have more to the ending's twist. To me that was the best part. Very obscure on how Allen got all the knowledge, and equipment to be able to develop his own "avel system", and there has to be more about how badly Chandler screws u [...]

I really enjoyed this story. It was a fast story with time travel adventure that caused you to really think about the effects of time travel and makes you ponder what could be. The end really offered some mind twisters (I'm leaving it that so as not to spoil the story). I look forward to more stories by this author as well, sequel?! I also love the idea of the futuristic life for the world and hearing why some things (handshakes or certain words, etc.) died out. *I received an early copy for an [...]

WOW! I loved this book way more than I thought I would! Even though it could use a little fleshing out and felt a little rushed toward the end, I really enjoyed it. (It went so fast!)I'm only sorry that the door wasn't left open for a sequel. (Or would that be a prequel? Time travel makes the potential of extra books confusing!)[I received a copy through LibraryThing's Early Reviewer program in exchange for an honest review.]

I received an ARC of this book via Library thing, in exchange for an honest review. I wanted to like this book more, and I could probably nitpick it to pieces, but it doesn't deserve that. The book was aiming for light-hearted action adventure, and it hit that mark. There were some interesting time travel concepts included in this book that were hinted at more than explored.Think of it as a time travel beach read and you'll probably be in the right headspace to really dig this book.

I received a free copy of this book from LibrayThing in exchange for an honest review.Superb. I only wish it were longer, with everything more flushed out. It would be an amazing longer novel it is, it's still great.

More like 3.5 stars. This was a free ebook from the publisher. It is a novella, so it is a quick read. I did enjoy this and would read more from this author. I would like to find out what happened to Elise after this story ends.

Great time travel story!!! You will enjoy this trip through the past-present and future! A fast paced tale that keeps you reading until the surprising ending.This was my first time reading this Author but will definitely not be my last.

I really enjoyed this book

I wish it was more fleshed out in places, especially the characters, but I did really enjoy this novella. Especially the past and future parallel and the ending.

This was a fun, if improbable, fantasy about a contemporary young woman who travels through time for a living. It's Elise's job to retrieve time traveling tourists who go off the beaten path. Her latest assignment isn't going well, and the loose ends she leaves will come back to haunt her before she can fix things. Elise is in for some big surprises and a trip into the future before those loose ends are snipped.The writing was simple and this was an easy and relatively short read. Characters wer [...]


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