The Return of Sean!

In the 1990s, I wrote 12 science fiction novels under the pseudonym Sean Dalton. They were 70,000-word action adventure yarns and fell into two series: OPERATION SPACE HAWKS and TIME TRAP. Space opera and time travel–two loves of mine.

The first time travel adventure, TIME TRAP, has just become available online in Kindle version.

Here’s the new cover, created by the talented artist Keith Birdsong.

Venturing into electronic publishing is indeed a “brave new world.” Given that the publishing industry has experienced relatively few radical changes in its 150+ years of history, the e-book has turned the business upside down in an astonishingly short amount of time. I’m delighted to try out this new way to make old books available again.

TIME TRAP is the first of six time-travel adventures featuring a historian named Noel Kedran. It’s set in medieval Greece, a small community called Mistra that existed at the outskirts of ancient Sparta. I wanted to write about this obscure setting because I’ve climbed the mountain where the fortress ruins still stand. I’ve gazed up at the formidable, snow-capped peak of Mt. Taygetus. I’ve seen the dusty plain of Sparta. That brief visit resonates with me still. Mistra is a very special place.

Acid and time have eaten away this photo’s clarity, but here’s a view of the Frankish fortress that I used in TIME TRAP.

Here’s the road leading up to the gates of the palace. At the very top of the mountain in the background stands what’s left of the fortress. Looks like a good place for an ambush, don’t you think?

Some of the crumbling walls of Mistra. Isn’t the stonework cool?

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2 responses to “The Return of Sean!

  1. Doug Oldfield

    The book sounds very interesting. It’s also great to see pictures of the place that inspired them.

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