Time Machines Repaired While-U-Wait(2008)
(The first book in the Spider Webb series)
A novel by K A Bedford
Philip K Dick Award Best Book (nominee)
Time Machines Repaired While-U-Wait
(A Spider Webb Novel)
You'll be shocked and surprised to learn what lies at the end of time!
Relish the conundrums of time travel in this story of a man attempting to both solve a mystery and come to terms with his life.
"K. A. Bedford delivers by focusing less on the "wow" factor (and more) on the social-implications factor." - The Harrow
"This is a gotta-read, with some thoughtful concepts to ponder." - Pam Allen, ConNotations
"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
Winner of the Australian Aurealis AwardIf you enjoy Douglas Adams's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy but crave something more sci-fi, with fewer goofy antics, you'll appreciate Time Machines Repaired While-U-Wait.
In the future, Aloysius "Spider" Webb will journey to the End of Time.
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 lives in Perth, Western Australia. All of his novels have been shortlisted for the Aurealis Award for Best Australian Science Fiction Novel, and he has twice won, for Time Machines Repaired While-U-Wait, which was also shortlisted for the Philip K. Dick Award, and Eclipse.
Time Machines Repaired While-U-Wait (A Spider Webb Novel) was subsequently released in Australia by Fremantle Press after its initial success in North America.
Paradox Resolution (A Spider Webb Novel) won the Australian Tin Duck Award.
Bedford attended Curtin and Murdoch Universities, where he studied Writing, Theater, and Philosophy.
Other books by K. A. Bedford:
Time Machines Repaired While-U-Wait (A Spider Webb Novel)
Paradox Resolution (A Spider Webb Novel)
Praise:"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
"The premise is not only is time travel common place, it's treated like any other vacation spot. The equipment is cheap enough that one can often find good deals on time machines on Ebay. But the book doesn't rest on one plot device but manages to pull off suspense mystery and intrigue. I am liking it despite myself!" - Paul, Reader
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Used availability for K A Bedford's Time Machines Repaired While-U-Wait
July 2008 : Canada Paperback
December 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition