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Time Salvager

(2015)
(The first book in the Time Salvager series)
A novel by

 
Time Salvager: a fast-paced time travel adventure from Wesley Chu, the award-winning author of The Lives of Tao.

Convicted criminal James Griffin-Mars is no one's hero. In his time, Earth is a toxic, abandoned world, and humans have fled into the outer solar system to survive, eking out a fragile, doomed existence among the other planets and their moons. Those responsible for delaying humanity's demise believe time travel holds the key, and they have identified James, troubled though he is, as one of a select and expendable few ideally suited for the most dangerous job in history.

James is a chronman, undertaking missions into Earth's past to recover resources and treasure without altering the timeline. The laws governing use of time travel are absolute; break any one of them and, one way or another, your life is over. Most chronmen never reach old age; the stress of each jump through time, compounded by the risk to themselves and to the future, means that many chronmen rapidly reach their breaking points, and James Griffin-Mars is nearing his.

On a final mission that is to secure his retirement, James meets Elise Kim, an intriguing scientist from a previous century who is fated to die during the destruction of an oceanic rig. Against his training and his common sense, and in violation of the chronmen's highest law, James brings Elise back to the future with him, saving her life but turning them both into fugitives. Remaining free means losing themselves in the wild and poisonous wastes of Earth, somehow finding allies, and perhaps discovering what hope may yet remain for humanity's home world.

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Hardback Editions

July 2015 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Time Salvager
Author(s): Wesley Chu
ISBN: 0-7653-7718-7 / 978-0-7653-7718-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

July 2015 : UK Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: Apex
Author(s): Wesley Chu
ISBN: 0-85766-513-8 / 978-0-85766-513-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Watkins Media
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

December 2016 : Paperback
thumbTitle: Time Salvager
Author(s): Wesley Chu
ISBN: 1-5252-3044-1 / 978-1-5252-3044-8
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
Availability: Amazon UK   

April 2016 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Time Salvager
Author(s): Wesley Chu
ISBN: 0-7653-7719-5 / 978-0-7653-7719-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Time Salvager
Author(s): Wesley Chu
ISBN: 0-85766-523-5 / 978-0-85766-523-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Angry Robot Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

August 2016 : MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Time Salvager
Author(s): Wesley Chu
ISBN: 1-5226-8969-9 / 978-1-5226-8969-0
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

July 2015 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Time Salvager
Author(s): Wesley Chu
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

July 2015 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Time Salvager
Author(s): Wesley Chu
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

July 2015 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Time Salvager
Author(s): Wesley Chu
Publisher: Angry Robot
Availability: Amazon UK   

July 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Time Salvager
Author(s): Wesley Chu
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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