(From the publisher):
A secret training academy that teaches time travel. The hero challenges the grandfather paradox to go back in time and save his fiancÚ from a tragedy but an unknown aspect of the grandfather paradox stipulates: Something in nature will stop the time traveler from changing the past.
The Time Travelers Academy, a secret training facility in the remote New Mexico mountains, is the dream-child of two powerful men and the enemy of one. Two want to see the Academy's mission realized in spite of time travel's recently discovered dangers; one man wants it disbanded for his own devious reasons. When a group of meteorites falls to Earth, carrying an organism that threatens the end of the human race, politics and power-hunger must be cast aside. A crew is selected to try to save Earth from the coming pandemic by traveling in time and space to a distant future planet, in hopes the future race will already have a cure. The small crew compresses years' worth of training into weeks and completes the mission, fighting enemies seen and unseen at every step.
In time travel theory, there is an unknown aspect of the grandfather paradox. If a person does anything that will affect the future, some force in nature will stop them. In The Time Travelers Academy, this force comes within a hair's breadth of destroying humanity when a comet brings a new and unstoppable plague to Earth. The President makes a choice that will either save Earth's inhabitants or annihilate them. At a secret military academy, ten cadets are selected to travel to the future of Earth's sister planet, in the hope that planet has found a cure for the plague. The mission's leader, John Richards, knows that past time travel risks encountering time eliminators: entities that will absorb him and his crew out of existence before their actions can literally reset the universal timeline. But when Richards learns that his fiancÚ was killed in a contract hit, he's determined to go back in time and prevent her death, even if it risks the destruction of the current Earth.
Original title: The Time Travelers Academy
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ World Versions→ Time Travel