THE PHILOSOPHY OF TIME TRAVEL
By Roberta Sparrow
I would like to thank the Sisters of the Saint John Chapter in Alexandria, Virginia for their support in my decision.
By the grace of God, they are:
Sister Eleanor Lewis
Sister Francesca Godard
Sister Helen Davis
Sister Catherine Arnold
Sister Mary Lee Pond
Sister Virginia Wessex
The intent of this book is for it to be used as a simple and direct guide in a time of great danger.
I pray that this is purely a work of fiction.
If it is not, then I pray for you, the reader of this book.
If I am still alive when the events
foretold in these pages occur, then I hope that you will find me before it is too late.
Roberta Ann Sparrow
CHAPTER ONE – THE TANGENT UNIVERSE
The Primary Universe is fraught with great peril. War,
plague, famine and natural disaster are common. Death
comes to us all. The Fourth Dimension of Time is a stable construct, though it is not impenetrable. Incidents when the fabric of the Fourth Dimension becomes corrupted are incredibly rare. If a Tangent Universe occurs, it will be highly unstable,
sustaining itself for no longer than several weeks.
Eventually it will collapse upon itself, forming a black hole within the Primary
Universe capable of destroying all existence.
THE ARTIFACT AND THE LIVING
When a Tangent Universe occurs, those living nearest to the Vortex will find themselves at the epicentre of a dangerous new world.
Artefacts provide the first sign that a Tangent Universe has occurred.
If an Artefact occurs, the Living will retrieve it with great
interest and curiosity. Artefacts are formed from metal,
such as an Arrowhead from an ancient Mayan civilization, or a Metal Sword from Medieval Europe. Artefacts returned to the Primary Universe are often linked in religious iconography, as their appearance on Earth seems to defy logical explanation.
2. Divine Intervention is deemed to be the only logical conclusion...