Bio: Marsh Cassady is the author of forty-six published books including novels, short story and drama collections, haiku, and books on theatre. A former actor/director and university professor with a Ph.D. degree in theatre, he writes a weekly column for a newspaper in Baja, California where he lives with his partner and four cats.
Each particle of time contains an encapsulated universe. In each of these universes are individuals with the same names and nearly identical lives. In widely-separated space-times Lou Graham's family and young actress Mary Llewellyn have been murdered, which means that they probably will die in every space-time. Lou travels back to 1888 to solve the mystery and perhaps save his family from their fate.
Two novellas and five short stories. In "Mind Swap" a professor imprisoned in a self-contained satellite for refusal to teach false history welcomes an alien who brings a gift. Tomashi Jones is able to transport his mind to earth to direct the overthrow of the evil emperor controlling his planet. The "Death by Stages" world has been nearly destroyed by a nuclear holocaust and genetic experiments gone awry. Actors choose their names from historical performers they admire and are compelled to inge... more info>>
When his mother dies, Cas Jefferson experiences dreams of another self somewhere back in time. He visits his mother's boss, who tells him of a twin brother, Pol, in an 1880's space time. While working to prevent atomic bomb tests in various 1950's space times, his physicist parents were exposed to strong radiation and had time-traveled back. Cas goes to 1880's only to discover his father has been murdered and his brother has fled.