|About the Book|
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Michael T. Gracey lives with his wife, Beverly, in Houston, Texas. He wanted to write all his life, so he started with short stories and chapters for books that were never published. Mikes first articles were published starting inMoreABOUT THE AUTHOR Michael T. Gracey lives with his wife, Beverly, in Houston, Texas. He wanted to write all his life, so he started with short stories and chapters for books that were never published. Mikes first articles were published starting in 1969, and he became Executive Editor of The Lamar Engineer magazine in 1971. While working in the research field after graduation, he wrote and presented papers to societies and groups from Mexico City to Toronto, Canada, and from Berkeley, California, to Boston, Massachusetts. His first book, High-Pressure Pumps, was published in 2006. The Time Shift, his first novel, was published in 2009 and followed by The Time Detour in 2010. Invisible Islands, a book written for the young reader, was published just before Christmas in 2010. ABOUT THE BOOK The Time End could be considered the final book in a trilogy that starts in 1956 and moves through time and space to our possible future. The descendants of Jim Gray and Doc Hopper live in a utopian world ruled by an unknown government. The system keeps the people of the future happily complacent by providing them with education, jobs, food, shelter, and entertainment. Human imperfections and illness are a thing of the past. Young people are perfectly formed, and there is no god or old age to concern them. Without wars or conflicts to threaten them, Patty Gray and Bill Hopper are content with their present world and eager to live just as their parents did-or are they?