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Camel Press Releases Time Slice: A Fantasy About An Earth that Co-Exists with Other Worlds
Camel Press is proud to announce the release of Time Slice, by Kerry Downing, a fantasy novel about a retired engineer who acquires the power to visit hidden worlds that co-exist on our planet., 6/10/2011 - Seattle, WA.—Camel Press is proud to announce the release of Time Slice (ISBN: 978-1-60381-852-0, $17.95, 256 pp.), by Kerry Downing, a fantasy novel about a man who finds true meaning in his life after retirement, when he acquires the power to visit other, hidden worlds that co-exist on our planet.

Newly retired workaholic Roy Washburn is not ready for a life of leisure. On a trip to the mall with his wife, he finds a small metal cylinder with odd markings. One nudge of the cylinder’s triangle-shaped pointer and Roy finds himself embarking on an exciting new adventure in the Time Stream. There he meets The Traveler, a tall, gangly being who shows Roy how to use the cylinder to visit other civilizations that co-exist on “his” Earth, each occupying a different, thin Time Slice. The Traveler solicits Roy’s help in recovering an object invented by his murdered father and beyond his own reach. Roy is his last hope. At first it seems that the Traveler’s wish might be easily granted. But after Roy’s wife Emily becomes ill and his daughter’s long-held resentments rise to the surface, he can no longer “travel” at a moment’s notice. He also discovers the very real physical and mental risks involved in roaming the Time Stream. Despite the dangers, Roy is determined to help the Traveler. But he can’t do it alone. Fortunately he has a loving wife and a core group of loyal friends. But first he must convince them—and his daughter—that he isn’t crazy ...

“I got the idea for Time Slice after reading an article about Gravitational Time Dilation,” says Downing. “The idea simmered for a few years and then I finally decided it was time to put it down on paper. Unlike my first novel, The Collective, I didn’t start with the plot already figured out … I just let the story go where it wanted to.”

Kerry Downing set out to become a meteorologist, but was hooked by the world of computers instead, becoming a systems analyst and programmer. Astronomy and science fiction are his passions. He’s been gazing at the stars at all hours of the night since the age of 10, when he received his first telescope. As for science fiction, Arthur C. Clarke and his brand of “it really seems as if it could happen” has always been his favorite. In the 90s, Kerry found the third love of his life: his wife, Lucy. They live in St. Louis, Missouri, with their five children. This is Kerry’s second science-fiction novel. You can find him on the Web at

Time Slice is available in Kindle ($4.95) and paperback editions on,,, Amazon Japan, and at select Barnes & Noble and independent bookstores. Bookstores and libraries can order by contacting or through Ingram. Other electronic versions are offered on Smashwords,, Google Ebooks or at any of the major online ebook stores.

ABOUT Camel Press—Based in Seattle Washington, Camel Press is a new imprint owned by Coffeetown Press. Camel Press publishes genre fiction: romance, mystery/suspense, science fiction, horror … or any combination thereof. We publish the books that grab you and hold you in their grip long into the night.

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