Roger's second novel, the recently-published Counterclockwise, won the prestigious Fantasy/Science Fiction Award in the 13th annual San Diego Book Awards.
A genre-busting book-within-a-book, Counterclockwise combines elements of alternative history, science fiction and thriller, and features a cop, a spy, a glamorous movie star and a dogged reporter.
EXCERPTS FROM Counterclockwise
Cass said, "Cheers," took a sip and went on. "There's still so much we don't know. The limits of our understanding will look pretty feeble a hundred years from now. Imagine Lincoln or Napoleon trying to make sense of computers or spy satellites. 'What's your PIN number, Abe?' Blow their minds."
"You're saying nothing's impossible? That we'll discover how to move around in time?"
"And maybe in some dimension parallel to this one, the Japanese pulled a Pearl Harbor on L.A.?"
"Yes," Tom insisted. "Don't stop now. 1924."
"All right then. That coronal mass ejection shot forth a huge solar wind, such a surge of electromagnetic energy that it buckled the Earth's magnetic field for a moment, long enough to split our space-time continuum. A second time track began."
Tom pursed his lips.
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