by Peter C. Conrad
Working in the raw primary materials housed in provincial and national archives provides documents, letters, diary entries that suggest another reality, something beyond what we read in the books produced by historians like me. These anomalies may be missed files narratives, records of errors in information, or something not yet exposed, but they let the fatigued researcher take a break from the monotony of recording details, footnoting and annotating; they can be sources for stories of alternative events in history. Such discoveries in my own work led to my work in alternative history, and the novel Beyond Time.
Another series of books inspired by history and time travel for the Juvenile market was also created as an outcome of these musings: The Collectors Club.
Book 1: Rescued From the Siege
1. The Mathematician
2. King Hiero’s Adviser
3. Defending Syracuse From Sea Invasion
4. Tipping the Ships
5. Dropping Stones to Save the City
6. Holes In the Walls
7. The Siege Begins
8. Finding the Master Inventor
9. A Gift For the Collectors
10. The Legend of the Geometry Master