About I Hate Your Time Machine
This strangely enchanting collection of stories zaps its way through time travel, space battles, paradoxes, Red Shirts, and, most of all, Dark Lords and Chosen Ones. It’s incredibly short-reading; there are nearly 50 short-short stories to read, re-read, and treasure, designed to make you think and make you smile.
Take a space-pirate, inspired by a long-ago Dark Lord. Take a long period of quarantine within the tiny confines of a stolen starship.
Now take 42 busted, broken, or overbearing tropes of Fantasy and Science Fiction. One by one, the Dark Lord twists each into a strange shape and uses it to tell a new story–many of them disgracefully funny, some rather dark, and none of them suitable for vulnerable minds such as YOURS. So you should stay away from this book–far, far away–lest the words break the confines of their bibliographic prison and come forth to vent their endless rage and their even-more-endless snark.
Jeff Mach, author of the bestselling “There and NEVER, EVER BACK AGAIN”, brings you 400 pages of tight, interesting, usually satirical, often quite twisted stories, to light a fire in your belly like whiskey, and light a whiskey on fire, like an idiot who brought the wrong tools to a pub brawl.
You can check out Jeff’s work, updated 5-7 times a week, at his website, Jeff Mach Writes; you can also read it on his Amazon page. Do what you like; you have free will…
About the Author
Jeff Mach is the greatest Monster in all of inhuman history. Also, he writes books.
I Hate Your Time Machine – Review
Introducing, the must-read for any newly identified villains. Creating a humous guide that ties the goofiness of Space Balls with the quasi-seriousness adventure guide of A hitchhikers guide to Galaxy, the grand almost impossible objectives of galactic proportions of Guardians of the Galaxy, except with a focus on the villain side.
“When the world makes you a Villain, go buy a cloak and cosplay it for every ounce of joy you can get.” From the checklist that will help tell you if you are actually a villain or perhaps you need to check the signs of being an actual Evil twin from a parallel but opposite Universe. This is the must-have book, with the must-read answers for those who are still not sure of how to traverse the path of evil laid before them
The book is nicely broken up with stories, checklists, poems, ponderings and more. It’s a great pick me up when you have a few hours to spare (which we all do at the time of writing this). The 10 Reasons Space Wizards Are Impossible, is particularly enjoyable! The facts presented almost convinced me that magic is fake, something us humans want to believe exists. But as I got to the end I started to doubt the writers motive… perhaps there is magic, and perhaps he wants to keep it for himself.
An enjoyable read, filled with humour and ponderings that really do make you question, in a light-hearted way, the science of that around us. As a non-villain, I felt empowered at getting a glimpse of what it must be like to be on the other side. Though not sure it will do me much good, as from the start of this review and reading I Hate Your Time Machine I took some notes. Neglecting to pay attention to the fore-warning to readers, I think I may be one of those poor souls who have inadvertently summoned the Demon Bibliogoth!
Qn 1: Can you tell us more about your book What is it about?
I wrote this book in quarantine, and I wanted to place the Dark Lord in a very small space, “floating in a tin can, far above the world”, as Bowie said–with nothing to do but demolish scifi cliches in the best possible way I could imagine: by making them into strange, new, enthralling stories.
Qn 2: Who do you think would be interested in this book, is it directed at any particular market?
This book is a must for anyone who either loves eclectic, fascinating scifi and fantasy–or anyone who just HATES terrible tropes.
Qn 3: Out of all the books in the world, and all the authors to choose from, which book and author would you suggest to be your favourite and why?
My favorite book of all time is “Illuminatus!” – followed by all of Discworld.
Qn 4: What guidance would you offer to someone new to the writing work, or who was trying to enhance their craft or business?
Write every day. If there aren’t enough days in the week, MAKE MORE.
Qn 5: Where can our readers find out more about you, do you have a website, or a way to be contacted?
Yes! I have almost 200 stories up at www.jeffmachwrites.com
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