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Dangerous Places is a collection of three short stories, totaling approximately 11,000 words, followed by extended excerpts from Extinction Point and Toward Yesterday. While two of the stories in this book can best be described as falling into theMoreDangerous Places is a collection of three short stories, totaling approximately 11,000 words, followed by extended excerpts from Extinction Point and Toward Yesterday. While two of the stories in this book can best be described as falling into the horror genre, all three are really about exploration. They transport you to locations no modern reader has ever traveled, placing you in situations that are hazardous to your health, but also strangely attractive — those are, after all, the most dangerous places we can visit.In this second edition of Dangerous Places I have also included the first six chapters of my latest post-apocalyptic themed novel Extinction Point, and twenty chapters of my first novel Towards Yesterday, a full-length time-travel adventure Sift Book Reviews called the best time travel story that I can remember coming across in any medium — book, movie, TV show, or video game.This edition of Dangerous Places includes the following short stories:DACHAU SUNSET - HorrorYoung Anyanka Pewshkin is a prisoner at the infamous Dachau concentration camp. She and the other children held captive there soon discover that there is far more to fear than just the gas chambers and guards.GOOD DOG - HorrorThe zombie genre has been done to (un)death over the past few years. Weve witnessed the events from every possible angle, except that of mans best friend. Find out how a dog handles the zombie apocalypse, when Hector finds himself all alone in his mistresses apartment, as the world goes to Hell.21st CENTURY MAN - Science FictionWhen H.G. Wells first introduced the world to the Time Traveler in his 1895 sci-fi novella, The Time Machine, little was known about the complexity inherent to the books subject matter. 21st Century Man borrows loosely from Wells novel and explores what might have happened if the Time Traveler had made a test run of his time machine, instead of immediately heading off to the year 802,701 AD.And the following extended novel excerpts:EXTINCTION POINT (Post Apocalyptic Fiction) Sample 6 ChaptersExtinction Point is the first in a new post-apocalypse series.Reporter Emily Baxter has a great job, an apartment in Manhattan, and a boyfriend she loves. All that changes the day the red rain falls from a cloudless sky. Just hours after the first reports from Europe, humanity is on the brink of extinction, wiped from the face of the earth in a few bloody moments, leaving Emily alone in an empty city. As she struggles to grasp the reality of her situation, Emily becomes the final witness to the end of our world... and the birth of a terrifying new one.The world she knew and loved is dead and gone. Now Emily must try to find a way out of New York as the truth behind the red rain is revealed: the earth no longer belongs to humanity.TOWARDS YESTERDAY (Science Fiction) Sample 20 ChaptersWhat would you do if you suddenly found yourself twenty-five years in the past? For the nine-billion people of the year 2042 its no longer a question ... it is a reality.When a seemingly simple experiment goes disastrously wrong, James Baston finds himself stranded alongside the rest of mankind, twenty-five years in the past. A past where the old are once more young, the dead live and the world has been thrust into chaos.Contacted by the scientist responsible for the disaster, James is recruited to help avert an even greater catastrophe. Along with a team of scientists, a reincarnated murder victim and a frustrated genius trapped in her six-year old body, James must stop the certain extinction of humanity. But if the deluded leader of the Church of Second Redemption has his way, humanity will disappear into potentiality, and he is willing to do anything to ensure that happens.A serial killer, a murder victim, a dead priest, and James lives are all inextricably bound together as they plummet towards an explosive final confrontation, the winner of which will decide the fate of humanity.