|Plot Summary of Time Passport|
Albert Korn is a successful Florida executive who loves to sail. When he decides on early retirement at 55, his first purchase is a 35-foot British Hunter sailing yacht with all the bells and whistles. Korn and his wife of 25 years, plan a second honeymoon in Bermuda, but she prefers flying over sailing the open waters. The two agree to meet on the tropical island within a week, the time it takes Korn to sail from Ft. Lauderdale. The plans are interrupted when our captain runs into trouble and has to abandons ship in the middle of the Gulf Stream. With just his life jacket and a small pocket knife, our hero survives the cruel elements for days but then is suddenly caught up in a time warp that delivers him into a different dimension and a lost world in the waters far below. An evolutionary speed up ensues providing our captive with webbed feet and gills and abilities to surmount his new environment. Discovering aliens in an underwater starship leads to an emotional upheaval after our voyager discovers his wife being examined in an onboard operating room. Anger prevails over reason as Korn tries to get even with his captors.
While Korn deals with his situation in a different dimension, his family finds out about his mishap and starts a rescue search that ultimately becomes known to the CIA. The investigative agency has a personal interest in the rescue as a result of their obsession with paranormal events. Sending out their own people to investigate, the secrets of the time warp are suddenly revealed to them, but not in the manner they had hoped as they too are caught up in the worm holes emanating from the bottom of the ocean floor. An asteroid suddenly becomes home to the time travelers but how they will return becomes their greatest
Korn and then later the CIA agents, battle both the natural elements of the sea and the bizzare events of parallel universes, with time travel tales that baffle the imagination. Whether the incidents described actually happened at all is a guessing game until it is discussed in the last chapter of this imaginative novel.
This synopsis report prepared by Peter G. Engelman
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|Chapter Analysis of Time Passport|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- exploring under the sea/l mermaid
Kind of alteration:
- Scientifically turned into another lifeform
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- business executive
- 20th century
Takes place on Earth?
Not Earth, in Solar System?
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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