Edited by Ben Avery
There is a time for everything, a season for every activity under the heavens:
“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven…”
With these words, the writer of Ecclesiastes launches into his famous list of twenty-eight “times”, a poem that explores the breadth of humanity’s relationship with life, death, and God.
This collection explores these statements of the times of life through a speculative fiction lens, using science fiction and fantasy to do what these genres do best: ask “what if?” and “why?” And in keeping with the ancient writer’s use of the phrase “a time to . . .”, each story explores these times of life with an imaginative manipulation of time.
In this collection, you’ll find:
- Time machines and magical portals
- Alien beings and mythological creatures
- Alternate histories and far-off worlds
- Moral conundrums and spiritual warfare
- Futuristic technology and fantastic phenomenons
From the current day to the far future to the distant past, from high fantasy to domestic drama to star-faring sci-fi, these stories, like the ancient writer’s poem, explore the idea that there truly is . . .
A TIME FOR EVERYTHING