The Search for Time Warp Tommy - Jim SINCLAIR
ISBN 9780645733655 204pp 234x153mm
In most ways Tommy Marsden is your average eleven year old boy; he annoys his older sister Annabelle, and enjoys hanging out with friends. What sets Tommy apart from other kids his age is his interest in shortwave radio, and the fact that he is busy building a time-machine in his bedroom.
When he goes missing in strange circumstances on the same day as the Centenary Celebrations are to be held in Upper Wattle, Victoria, Annabelle wonders if he could be the ‘boy who fell out of the sky’ 100 years ago.
Tommy’s grandpa, Tom Marsden Senior, has another theory; and so the search for Time Warp Tommy begins.
Spanning the globe in an adventure worthy of Biggles, Jim Sinclair captures the mystery and drama awaiting Tommy Marsden. Kidnapped by a man with many names and shipped to the isolated rogue nation of Yaroon for the sole purpose of encouraging his research into Time Travel, how will Tommy survive?
As other young people join him, he realises there is something amiss. Were his parents really killed in a car accident? What ever happened to his sister and grandparents? Will he ever be able to escape and find his way home to Australia to reunite with his family?
The Search For Time Warp Tommy is a thrilling adventure, with many twists and turns, and facts and figures that will inspire your imaginations.
For most of his working life Jim Sinclair was involved in some aspect of radio technology. This included 21 years employed by Telecom Australia mainly installing, maintaining and operating broadcasting transmitter stations with power levels ranging from 200 watts to 250 kilowatts. Later Jim operated a small business with a large component of activity in the H F land mobile field.
Jim has been learning about radio technology and electronics for not quite 70 years and still learning. This could just mean that he is a very slow learner but he prefers to claim it is the nature of the subject. Jim Sinclair normally writes non-fiction; has had two books published on radio technology and two other books on number codes.
In his first foray into the world of fiction writing Jim has drawn heavily on his technical background and attempted to make a story that is technically accurate however it is complicated by the fact that in relation to time travel no one has actually done it yet, so any suggestion about how it might work can only ever be a guess.
If you the reader suggest a different guess and can back up your suggestion with solid technical facts Jim would be interested to hear from you.