Time Siege – Wesley Chu


Time Siege, a fast-paced time-travel adventure from award-winning author Wesley Chu

Having been haunted by the past and enslaved by the present, James Griffin-Mars is taking control of the future.

Earth is a toxic, sparsely inhabited wasteland–the perfect hiding place for a fugitive ex-chronman to hide from the authorities.

James has allies, scientists he rescued from previous centuries: Elise Kim, who believes she can renew Earth, given time; Grace Priestly, the venerated inventor of time travel herself; Levin, James’s mentor and former pursuer, now disgraced; and the Elfreth, a population of downtrodden humans who want desperately to believe that James and his friends will heal their ailing home world.

James also has enemies. They include the full military might of benighted solar system ruled by corporate greed and a desperate fear of what James will do next. At the forefront of their efforts to stop him is Kuo, the ruthless security head, who wants James’s head on a pike and will stop at nothing to obtain it.

Review From Customer

“The story’s intricate plotting, breathtaking battles, and hefty doses of cruelty, betrayal, sacrifice, courage, and hope culminate in a cliff-hanger that will leave readers longing for the next installment.” Publishers Weekly (Starred review)

“Chu creates a fascinating world, strange and familiar, infused with humor, sorrow, courage, greed, and sacrifice. This page-turner is a riveting, gratifying read.” Publishers Weekly, starred review, on Time Salvager

“An utterly captivating time-travel adventure. To put it simply, Chu’s worldbuilding is extraordinary.” RT Book Reviews, 4 ½ stars, a Top Pick! on Time Salvager

“A gripping, taut space opera about keeping hope in hopeless circumstances. Immensely enjoyable.” Robert Jackson Bennett, author of City of Stairs on Time Salvager

“With Time Salvager, Chu has taken a simple, brilliant premise and built upon it an epic universe full of thrills and wonder.” Jason M. Hough, New York Times bestselling author of The Darwin Elevator on Time Salvager

“Chu delivers a powerful and compelling search of the past for redemption in the present, by turns thrilling and sweet and gut-wrenching.” Kevin Hearne, author of the Iron Druid Chronicles on Time Salvager

“With Time Salvager, Wes Chu has created a time-warping science fiction thrill ride. The story hurtles the reader through history and space right alongside an opportunistic chronman fugitive, who breaks the most important time law in order to win back his own humanity.” Jaye Wells, author of the Sabrina Kane series on Time Salvager

“More than a compelling, innovative take on the perks and pitfalls of time travel, Time Salvager is a sharp study of how human nature might prove mankind’s salvation, or eventually doom us all. This is world-building that will make you fear for the future. In a good way.” Cherie Priest, author of Maplecroft on Time Salvager

“Wesley Chu has done something new with the time travel genre, and that takes doing! Exciting, interesting, and never forgetting the fun of ideas, this is brilliant new stuff.” Paul Cornell, author of London Falling on Time Salvager

“A clever, cautionary SF tale with cool gadgets, characterization that surprised me in the best possible way, and multiple cunning twists.” Kate Elliott, author of the Crown of Stars series on Time Salvager

“Set in a distant dystopian future, Wesley Chu’s Time Salvager is a fast-paced ride that offers a fresh spin on time travel, combines it with a high-stakes plot and genuinely innovative action, and spices the blend with a healthy dose of irreverent humor.” Jacqueline Carey, author of Kushiel’s Dart on Time Salvager

“Sensitive, yet solid. Like being caressed by a time-travelling sledgehammer.” Howard Tayler, Hugo Award-winning creator of Schlock Mercenary on Time Salvager