(A Spider Webb Novel)
The heartbreaking story of reckless young love
and a tricked out time machine that, in the wrong hands, could destroy the universe!
"K. A. Bedford does a really good job exploring the societal impact of a huge technology." — Paul Lappen
In a world where time machines are cheap
and portable, ex-cop Aloysius 'Spider' Webb
is eking out a living as a time machine repairman.
"Spider is described as “a good man in a bad situation,” which I take to mean a schlemiel who labors to be a mensch." — Chris R. Paige, Book Nook
"One of science fiction’s unexpected pleasures
in recent years..." — Kirkus Reviews
Winner of the Australian Tin Duck Award
"Well-written and fast-paced. Paradox Resolution should appeal to those who enjoy a detective story and the scientific types who like to try and unravel the quantum workings of time travel."
- Ronald Hore, CM magazine -
Aloysius "Spider" Webb is
a good man in a bad situation.
Aloysius "Spider" Webb fixes time machines for a living. He hates his job; he hates his life, and hates time travel even more. He’s a hard working Australian bloke — a good man in a bad situation who is willing to do almost anything to regain his self-respect and the affection of his nearly ex-wife, Molly; a mad sculptress on her way to international fame and fortune.
Tin Duck Award
Spider's life and his world are changing. After quitting the Western Australian Police Service, Spider studied to become a time machine repair mechanic, eking out a sparse living fixing broken down machines. But the repair business isn’t what it used to be. Once, time machines were as big as cars; but now they're smaller and compact, portable, and cost too much to get fixed so it's easier for people to simply buy a new one. Times are tough and there is no end in sight.
Meanwhile, Spider's new boss at the Time Machines Repaired While-U-Wait franchise needs help: his secretly built, totally illegal, radically overclocked, hotrod time machine has been stolen, and Spider is the right man to get it back before it falls into the wrong hands, or worse inadvertently destroys the entire universe.
Spider's journey begins with a simple favor to help his almost ex-wife, Molly, and moves to the icy wastes of the far, far future.
Surprise and shock are the only constants in Spider’s life; why should this job be any different?
About the Author:
K. A. Bedford lives in Perth, Western Australia. All of his novels have been shortlisted for the Aurealis Award for Best Australian Science Fiction Novel, and he has twice won, for Time Machines Repaired While-U-Wait, which was also shortlisted for the Philip K. Dick Award, and Eclipse.
Time Machines Repaired While-U-Wait (A Spider Webb Novel) was subsequently released in Australia by Fremantle Press after its initial success in North America.
Paradox Resolution (A Spider Webb Novel) won the Australian Tin Duck Award.
Bedford attended Curtin and Murdoch Universities, where he studied Writing, Theater, and Philosophy. (MORE)
Other books by K. A. Bedford:
"More than anything else, Spider Webb reminds me of Hoffmann, from Offenbach ’s opera Tales of Hoffman, with his relentless nemesis, his yearning for love, his macabre adventures. You will enjoy this book best if you have an affection for the brooding quality of film noir as well as for the insane wildness of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy." - Chris R., The Nameles Zine
"If you love "Casablanca" and "Blade Runner", you'll have no happier a weekend than curled up with PARADOX RESOLUTION." — Robert William, reader
Paradox Resolution (A Spider Webb Novel) is the second installment of a must-read Sci-fi adventure series!