Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Time Travel: Where and When Would You Go?

Today's post is in honour of PK Hrezo's grand cover reveal for her nifty time travel novel, Butterman (Time) Travel Inc, due for release 12th November 2013.

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If you could walk into a time travel agency and book a time trip, where and when would you go, and why?

I used to travel a lot. I had a particular love for Britain and Europe because of their ancient sites. If the place had a castle, fort or other kind of ruins, then I had to visit. The ancient sites always made me wonder, what was life like back then, what happened to the people there? This question never rang so loudly than it did at Skara Brae, a Neolithic settlement, located at the Bay of Skaill on the largest island in the Orkney archipelago in northern Scotland.

It was a village with eight clustered stone buildings, which housed no more than fifty people at any given time and was occupied from roughly 3180 BC–2500 BC. Those dates make my mind boggle.

For 600 years or so, the village flourished, then one day the people who lived there abandoned it. Evidence from artefacts found at the site suggested the inhabitants fled in haste. There are many theories floating around as to why the people left. The most popular one is climate change, with a storm forcing them out. My tour guide, with his heavy Scottish accent, suggested an invasion or the encroaching sea.

So, if I had the power to travel anywhere and anytime, I guess I'd go to that tiny village just to find out what happened.

Where and when would you go and why?

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70 comments:

  1. Congratulations to PK Hrezo for releasing her new book! The premise of a time travel agency sounds quite intriguing.

    Well, if I could go back anywhere in time, I wouldn't mind revisiting certain times in my past just to give myself some advice and words of encouragement at key moments.

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    1. If I did that, I don't think I'd listen to myself anyway ;)

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  2. This book looks interesting, thanks for the heads up.
    If I could travel anywhere I'd be tempted to go to the future to see just how the world turns out. Although, if it's not good I'm not sure if I'd be able to live with the knowledge.

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  3. Now that's a smart choice. There are a lot of mysteries in this world, but if we could go back to that one moment...

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  4. Hrezo's novel sounds pretty nifty! I wouldn't have a clue where and when I'd go though, there are so many options to choose from!

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  5. There are some really cool places or historical events I'd like to see - as long as I was invisible and wouldn't get killed! :) Love the cover.

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    1. Yeah, I'd defintiely prefer to be a safe observer ;)

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  6. Congrats to PK. Love the cover. I like Laura's idea about the time travel.

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  7. Excellent choice! I'd also have liked to know what happened to the villagers...

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  8. I think I'd like to travel with you. :) You seem to know where you want to go. I'd probably wander through Egypt, Rome, ooh...and Paris! Time period...Hmm, not sure.

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  9. Hi, Lynda. A time travel trip to try and solve a mystery? How cool! CONGRATS to Pk! Great book cover. Looking forward to reading this book.

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  10. I'd go back to see if the aliens really built the pyramids or not

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    1. The aliens would have to take you away with them if you found out. I heard they don't like their secrets being revealed ;)

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    1. You wouldn't travel anywhere or when?

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    2. probably to a very distant future with a no-return ticket :) The present reality has become too much for this little spy.....

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    3. Come to Oz!! Oh wait, you said future... I'm not so positive about the distant future, unless you're talking about when they've fixed all disease, hunger, and aging. Then sure! I'll come with! ;)

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    4. ah, you know I'd come to Oz if I could in a blink of an eye :) But you need to have 30,000$ on your account in order to get citizenship .... too much for this little spy....

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    5. wow, I didn't realise it cost so much!! If you had the money to spare, it would be so worth it ;)

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    6. there are ways to solve it because there are people who will find you a family or someone who will vouch for you or something and who will find you a job in Oz, and then you pay them of when you start working from the first salary or something.... but I'm, sadly, not resourceful enough for that mission :(

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    7. Sounds like a lot of work. Maybe you should come visit first :)

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  12. That WOULD be awesome! i know just the type of structure your talking about. I visited a place called Carn Liath way up near Dornoch on the North Sea. Amazing! To think people lived that way in the freezing cold! But so beautiful too! We just dont have history like that in the States.

    THANK YOU so much for participating, Lynda!! :D

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    1. I was there in the summer and I still froze ;)

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  13. Congrats PK and I love how the blurb was a promo for the agency. Way to pull in potential readers. Great idea for a place to travel, I think I'd like to meet Shakespeare.

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  14. I actually read every word of PK's blurb. Well done, girl.

    As to your question, Lynnie, I might, off the cuff, go to the late 19th-century, east coast United States, just at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution--though the smell might be a bit tough for my modern schnoz to handle. :)

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    1. You'd get used to the smell pretty fast--or you'll be so awe struck that you wouldn't even notice the smell as bad ;)

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  15. Hi Lynda,

    I'd love to travel to ancient Greece or ancient Egypt. Or even ancient Ireland. Then there's ancient India - oh, don't get me started!

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    1. We could go on an ancient trip around the world!!

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  16. What a cool concept! I'd want to peek in on some of the more troubled, though fascinating times, in history: the crusades, the Irish Troubles, The American Revolutionary and Civil Wars. But I wouldn't want to stay! ;)

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  17. That's a cool idea. Go somewhere to find out what really happen. I loved to go to Victorian England and witness the courts. That would be fun and they had great clothes, but I bet they were uncomfortable.

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    1. yeah, from the look of all those corsets and heavy materials, they didn't dress for comfort.

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  18. Oh, a mystery to solve! What an excellent reason to pick a time and place!!!

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  19. Oh yeah! It would be fun to experience a castle in real time (as opposed to ruins or a run-down state like so many of them are today). I'd like to see fancy ballroom gowns too. Or just try one on today--without the time travel. ;o)

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    1. I'm with you on trying fancy ballroom gowns. The fancier, the better.

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  20. Castles...Oh Yes! Wonderful choice...Scottland would be a great place to travel back in time to.

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  21. Ooo! Great trip, Lynda. I'd love to know what happened. I think I saw that on a documentary a few years back. I'm sure it's much more fun to visit in person.

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  22. Ooooh. That is interesting. Why would an entire community abandon their homes??? My first thought was Plague. It ravaged Europe over and over again. However, it could be ANYTHING. Sounds like you could write a book around it. Pick your poison and go with it. I would read it!!!

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    1. Apparently there's an MG book written with Skara Brae as the setting: The Boy with the Bronze Axe by Kathleen Fidler

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  23. How fascinating! Thank you so much for sharing the history of Skara Brae. I'd love to come with you to solve the mystery. Maybe I'll join you after my trip. ;)

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  24. Could we go forward and get copies of our books? It would save a lot of editing time.

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  25. Fascinating. Can I come with you? I'd also love to go back and see Stonehenge being built.

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    1. Apparently stonehenge was built over the course of over a thousand years, so we may have to take a few trips ;)

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  26. Wow, pack a sweater. It's cold up north. In fact, I'm sure that's why they left. Probably went to the south of France or Italy. That's where I would have run off to. :P

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    1. hahahaha, yeah after 600 years there, they got sick of the cold ;)

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  27. My inner archaeologist completely loves your answer! I definitely love visiting old sites like that and always wonder just what happened :)

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  28. That old Scottish village sounds just like a novel waiting to happen... and what *did* happen, I wonder :)

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  29. I never thought of going back and solving a mystery!

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  30. A great choice Lynda!
    I like the way you picked the time/place based on a real-life unsolved mystery. I wonder what happened?

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  31. That would be an interesting destination. Stonehenge has always been a favorite place of mine, it would be pretty wicked to be able to travel back in time and see the real reasoning for the design etc. :)

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    1. yes!! There are so many ancient mysteries I'd love to solve.

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  32. I think it would be so much fun to plan a time travel trip!

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  33. Fascinating choice, Lynda!

    CONGRATS PK!!!

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  34. Oooh, the disappearance of an entire community. Yep, knowledge is exciting.

    .....dhole

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  35. I love your choice. I also chose to go back and check on history to see what really happened. Congrats to PK.

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  36. Wow, that's so interesting! I'd never heard of that, but awesome! *Goes to investigate*

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  37. That sounds like a fascinating trip! I love history.
    Tina @ Life is Good

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  38. You're brave. I wouldn't want to return to a place of such mystery unless I knew I was invincible. I mean people leaving in haste leaves all sorts of bad possibilities wide open.

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  39. Ooh, I love it! What a fabulous story theme.

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  40. Congrats to PK!

    Lynda, I hope you'll consider joining my bloggers' book club. Details are here: http://armchairsquid.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-cephalopod-coffeehouse-october-blog.html

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  41. What an interesting answer. I visited England once some years ago and one of the things I loved most about it was the history. And mysteries like this are always so fascinating. If you get to visit that village with Butterman I can't wait to learn what happened. :D

    Congratulations to PK!

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  42. I'd probably go into the future, look at stocks, look at lottery numbers, maybe some coding for a popular app.

    Come back, use ill-gained knowledge, be rich.

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  43. There are so many time travel trips I'd like to take. I'd be everywhere, but maybe not during The Plague, the time of the dinosaurs, and other iffy eras.

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  44. I have no idea, but I love the post all the same. :-)

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  45. To be honest, as a person of color, there are not a lot of places from the past I'd want to actually visit. If there were a way to go there without actually being apart of that timeline (like a projected hologram into the past), I'd like to see many places. I've always had an interest in Asia cultures and wouldn't mind traveling through Indian, into China, and then sailing on to Japan, all during their most creative times in history.
    Great post.

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