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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Science Fiction / Military
  • Language:English
  • Pages:25
  • eBook ISBN:9781927559093

All Quiet on the Temporal Front

by Bennett R. Coles

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Due to science gone awry, a young military commander finds himself leading his platoon through dangers no-one could have dreamed of. But the mission is everything, even if it means certain death.
This high-powered short story tells the tale of a young military commander and his platoon who attempt to gain access to a heavily-defended terrorist enclosure by using a government-designed "temporal displacement device" or time machine. But the uncertainties of time travel become readily apparent as the platoon quickly faces far more dangerous foes than terrorists, and the young commander must discover a way to escape being trapped in this hostile world.
About the author
Bennett R. Coles is a Canadian author who served 15 years as an officer in the Canadian Navy, based primarily out of CFB Esquimalt, Canada’s main Pacific naval base. His deployments took him around most of the Pacific Rim and included such highlights as being in the first Canadian task force to visit Vladivostok since the fall of the Soviet Union, and being selected as the liaison officer to the Chinese Navy for its first ever visit to Canada. He was the first Canadian officer to set foot aboard a Chinese warship in Canadian waters, advising the Chinese captain and admiral for the day-long passage. Throughout his career he undertook a variety of roles such as bridge officer, boarding party officer, warfare officer and navigator in HMC Ships PROTECTEUR, REGINA, WINNIPEG and MORESBY. He served several years in staff positions, including the start-up team for Operation APOLLO, which initiated Canada’s decade of support to the post-9/11 mission in Afghanistan. The highlight of his career was a pair of tours in the Middle East as a UN Military Observer, the first in the Golan Heights and the second in South Lebanon. He retired from active duty in 2005 and has since pursued a business career. He makes his home in Victoria, Canada, with his wife and two sons. As one of the region's rising Canadian authors, he volunteers his time helping American and Canadian writers navigate the difficult road to writing success.