The Untime; a mysterious and dangerous state, beyond our powers of conception.
In the Paris of the 1890s, Jules Gauthier, a young journalist, enters the Untime with its discoverer, Professor Lamartine. What they find there could be the end of our Universe as we know it.
When Lamartine disappears mysteriously, Gauthier, together with Lamartine's daughter, Agathe, and Lamartine's rival, Professor Schneider, must brave the terrors of the Untime, journeying through time and space.
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“What Ashton is particularly good at is to invent universes that are based on fictional creations we've seen before, but given original twists. He did it with the Sherlock Holmes canon, and now he's done it again with H. G. Wells. The Untime is a monstrous fountain of invention, a fictional universe based on Wellsian scientific romances and incorporating elements of Jules Verne, H G Wells, H P Lovecraft, Arthur Machen, and Frank Belknap Long.”
“...the tale has a sprawling, epic quality that could hardly have been produced in any other fashion. It accurately captures the writing of that historical era. It's a style that becomes intriguing, then engaging, then enthralling.”
“The Untime is rooted in its era and incredibly well-researched – but it also stretches the late Victorian scientific paradigm, dropping the names of all sorts of theories that belong to quantum physics at a time before quantum physics had been conceived, and so fleshing out a relatively slight plot with all manner of scientific concepts, speculations and discussions.”