From the Files of the Time Rangers
first edition cover
|Cover artist||John Picacio|
|Publisher||Golden Gryphon Press (US)|
|September 1, 2005|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover)|
From the Files of the Time Rangers is a fix-up novel by Richard Bowes dealing with time travel and alternative history. Its foreword, "Rick Bowes: An Appreciation", is by Kage Baker, author of The Company novels. The novel was edited by Marty Halpern for Golden Gryphon Press. Several of the individual sections had previously published in shorter, albeit different, form. The novelettes "The Ferryman’s Wife" and "The Mask of the Rex" had been finalists for the prestigious Nebula Award in 2002 and 2003, respectively.
Greek gods are posing as humans and pulling humanity's strings in this mosaic novel about time travel, alternate worlds, and the making of a president. The Time Rangers, Apollo's chosen servants, are in charge of preserving the peace and harmony along the Time Stream, the pathway between various worlds and times.
But Apollo has given the Rangers a new task: to protect Timothy Garde Macauley, the chosen one, who must become the president of the United States to avoid the destruction of humankind.
Standing in the Rangers' way are other gods: Mercury, who's working his wiles in the world of public relations; Diana, cruising New York City in the guise of an NYPD detective; Pluto, who is in the process of grooming his successor; and Dionysus, who has caused the annihilation of an alternate world.
Nonstop action keeps the story rolling from the 1950s to the present day, through this world and others.
- "Rick Bowes: An Appreciation" by Kage Baker
- From the Files of the Time Rangers
- Part One: The Ferryman's Wife
- Part Two: The Young Macauley
- Part Three: The Return of the Pretender
- "Afterword: The Mosaic Novel" by Richard Bowes
- Percy Jackson & the Olympians - also based on the premise of Greek gods active in the modern US