Whilst finishing up a good day’s work in the Earth Interplanetary Administration Office, Karlan Staithley is disturbed by the appearance of a strange alien called Tuluscan Six. Tuluscan tells him that in one year’s time, Earth will make contact with his people, the Lamarians, and unwittingly destroy them due to an anomaly in the planetary time lines.
He himself has come back to warn Karlan, partly to save his people and partly as in the real time line Karlan and Tuluscan will become lovers. The two men join forces to try to save their futures, but can they in fact change time? And, if they do, how can their mutual passion ever survive?
"Tuluscan Six and the Time Circle by Anne Brooke is a short story with a light comic touch that may appeal to many readers, even those who tend to avoid science-fiction. The fast pace, comical details, and the single viewpoint from an appealing hero make for an immediately engaging reading experience." [Read the rest of this review at ARe Cafe Reviews]
“This short story is equal parts romantic comedy, with its snappy dialog, and space opera ... The fast pace, clear vivid writing, and light comic touch keep the reader engaged.” [Read the rest of this 4.5 star review at Jessewave Reviews]
“A fast pace, appealing hero, and a light, comic touch make the story a fun read ... Tuluscan Six and the Time Circle may engage your imagination and your sense of humor even if you think you don't like science-fiction.” [Read the rest of this review at Obsidian Reviews]
“This was a cute little read with some humour ... but also a bit of a bittersweet side.” [Read the rest of this review at Tam's Reads]