Mars Maze (Short Story)

      Deborah Jackson
Mars Maze (Short Story)

A short, episodic, tongue-in-cheek story based on the Time Meddlers series. Thirteen-year-old Matt Barnes, while searching for his time-travelling father, stumbles into a canyon maze on Mars, and makes a grisly discovery – not for weak stomachs. Is this a strange twist of evolution - another species colonizing Mars - or a prediction of their fate?Thirteen-year-old Matt Barnes, while searching for his father, a scientist trapped in quantum foam, ventures onto the red planet. He and his faithful, though reluctant, companion, Sarah Sachs, stumble through a canyon maze and make a grisly discovery - perhaps a strange twist of evolution. Things go downhill from there. After all, Mars is a planet with an unbreathable atmosphere and hurricane-force winds where your blood might boil. The perfect place for a summer vacation, or a short disastrous adventure. Will they escape the maze, and will they stop arguing long enough to survive their next deadly encounter?
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    Time Meddlers

      Deborah Jackson
Time Meddlers

One of Canada's top scientists has discovered the secret to time travel. But something has gone horribly wrong . . . .After moving to a new city, Sarah Sachs encounters a mysterious boy who is somehow connected to his father's creation. They uncover an unusual device in a secret laboratory—a device that throws them far from the modern city of Ottawa into the forest-matted land of the 1600’s.One of Canada's top scientists has discovered the secret to time travel. But something has gone horribly wrong . . . .On the first day of school, in a new city, Sarah Sachs experiences the shock of her life when she sees a car drive right through a strange boy. Did she really see it, or was it a figment of her imagination?The boy? Matt Barnes, son of the world-famous physicist, Dr. Nathan Barnes.The figment? Not so imaginary. A powerful new technology that could be behind Dr. Barnes’s disappearance. Sarah becomes swept up in Matt Barnes’s life as she helps him search for his father. They uncover an unusual device in a secret laboratory—a device that throws them far from the modern city of Ottawa into the forest-matted land of the 1600’s. In this strange New World, they must contend with wild animals and somehow survive a war between the Algonquin and Iroquois nations. But eventually they’ll have to make a decision that might change the world as we know it. Should they meddle with time?"Combining time travel technology, history and mystery, Time Meddlers is an enthralling science fiction story that transports readers from present day Ottawa back in time to the 1600s....Suspense, humour and memorable characters make this exciting adventure a page turner."–Diana Mumford, Canadian Teacher Magazine"Recommended. The characters are very real, and the situations make the book quite a page turner. Can time travel change history? . . . Includes a glossary of Native tribes and terms, and a set of questions for reading groups."– Children's Literature
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