Andrew Barton is an ordinary man who, each weekend, stumbles into extraordinary circumstances. With a college degree in Agricultural Sciences but a job driving a forklift in a warehouse, Andrew, like many of us, finds that his release from the humdrum workweek comes through the tinkering in his garage on the weekends. Although his goals are directed toward other ends, he mistakenly travels through time, into other dimensions and even ends up taking his family and friends on a ride to a location that is the last place anyone ever wants to end up! Lines of Force will take you on adventures that you’ll never forget and want to enjoy time and time again. Let Andrew Barton take you along to unexplored territory in this book about mistakes becoming incredible exploits!
Drew has been writing all of his life, or at least from the time he knew what words and stories could do. In second grade he was writing audio plays and now, many...many years later, he's still writing. He's written the Tokorel sci-fi series, which has received numerous accolades, great reviews and awards, and numerous other books both fantastic and original. He loves sci-fi and fantasy but he also writes non-fiction as well. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with his wonderful family and runs a video production company to pay the bills, in addition to working for the city Parks Department. He loves people, so feel free to Email him anytime if you have questions about his books or want to chat. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I've always wondered what the future might hold for us all. Not tomorrow or the next day, but the far away future. I can imagine and that imagining takes my characters into futures that are fun and fied with my thoughts on how it might be. It's very cool to be able ot read how they react with the future and how the future reacts with them. In a way it's almost like I really get to go there, and it makes me smile whenever i go back and read what I've written. When I was a teenager, I would dream about how the future would be. I'd draw pictures of what I thought buildings would look like. My big future was the twenty-first century. Even though it didn't turn out quite the way I imagined, it's still pretty cool! I hope that you enjoy my excerpt!
Lines of Force: The Weekend Adventures of Andrew Barton
The sign outside of the museum indicated that it would be undergoing routine maintenance and that sections throughout the building would close temporarily throughout the cycle. Andrew and Matt found it interesting that everything was open all of the time, including holidays. Matt loved the fact that he would be able to go out anytime of the day or night and date. Andrew thought about what shift he would have if he lived here, and then realized that his job would be obsolete as smart machines did all of the routine things in life. Most people did technical jobs although there were still doctors who interacted with people. Many stores had greeters and guides that would help you find what you needed should you choose to come see what they had. Most things were purchased via Thought-sets, small units placed in hats or visors that transmitted your thoughts to the appropriate store ordering systems. Even deliveries were done automatically. Andrew wondered how much of this came from his tinkering, but was happy to know that transportation had been changed because of his inventions.